Just curious!!!! I have read a lot of posts on the use of dewormers both prophylactically, and in sick (suspected infested) birds, and it is a topic of interest to me. I know that $$ for testing is obviously a consideration, and also lack of "avian vets" (esp. those with poultry experience). But my thought process is: Most Vets (and Vet Techs!), avian or not, can identify a parasitic infestation in a fecal sample. EXACT SPECIES may not be familiar to them, but general identification probably is (coccidia species, ascarids, tapeworm species, etc.), and certainly "parasitic load" (how many??) would be evident as well. To me, this info would be very valuable and give general guidance as to how aggressive I should be with various meds and husbandry practices... AND clue me in as to whether or not my efforts are working!! And if a Vet could run a "group sample" fecal once a year or so for $10 or $15, I think it would ultimately be a money SAVER, when compared to wasted or inneffective meds, bird loss from unidentified infestations, etc. Or is $10 - $15 to run a fecal sample in-house at the local Vet's a pipe dream, serious underestimation of cost?? Thoughts or experiences anyone?