Free testing of birds via necropsy.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Sheriff, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am fortunate to live very close to the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. I just found out that they offer free necropsy service to backyard flock owners when you have multiple sick or dead birds. You can bring in a sick bird for euthanasia and necropsy or a recently deceased bird. Gross findings are back in a day, cultures in five days and a complete necropsy report in two weeks. If I find more sick birds today that is exactly what I plan to do, sad as it is.

    Hopefully those of you struggling with losses have the same service available near you.


    Mary
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    That's a good thing for you out west.

    How many birds do you have that are sick?
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two in isolation being treated with antibiotics, and two more that look like they are getting it. So I think out of 13, four are sick, probably with more to come. The results of the Poultry Respiratory Panel done on my sick roo are due back tomorrow (hopefully) so we will know what we are dealing with.

    Mary
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:That's a great deal and opportunity if you need it. It just cost me $75 to get a necropsy done on 3 bantam OEGBs (and since they were bantams they did all 3 for the regular price of one necropsy). It was Marek's. [​IMG]
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I FedEx'd my hen to UC Davis that dropped dead suddenly. I was so worried the peeps at the FedEx store were going to say, "So, what's in the box."

    "Um... lab testing supplies?" [​IMG]
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What was the necropsy result if you don't mind my asking?
     
  7. onthespot

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