December 2011 - death #2

Flight Number: 141 Date and Time of Incident 12 December 2011, 2 PM Type of Incident: Death Description of Animal Breed: Guinea Pig Age: Unknown Description of Incident: Two guinea pigs arrived in a single kennel in New York, JFK from Brussels Belgium. One of the pets was determined to be deceased during US Customs clearance. The deceased animal was removed from the kennel and sent for a necropsy. The necropsy indicated that the animal’s heart suffered a cardiac anomaly resulting in blood clots. Cause of Incident: There was no evidence of mishandling and based on the other guinea pig’s arrival in good condition it appears the pet may have died of natural causes. Corrective Action Taken: No corrective action is warranted at this time.


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