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How can I test for salmonilla in my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brookhaven, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Brookhaven

    Brookhaven Hatching

    Jul 24, 2010
    I know I always cook my eggs enough but what if I give eggs to a friend and find out
    they ate raw cookies. I have no reason to believe my girls are sick but I'm a little paranoid
    about sharing with all this talk of disease in the news. I know it doesn't have to be a large flock
    or kept poorly if they came with it to me. Any advise?

  2. jobeibi

    jobeibi In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Florida Panhandle
    I eat raw cookie dough. And runny-yolked poached eggs.

    Certainly interested in the answer to this one.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I eat raw cookie dough, eggs over easy and I am not worried about it.

    I would worry MORE if they were from the stores.
  4. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    doesnt NPIP test for salmonella?
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Contact your county agricultural extension agent and ask for info on your state's NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Program). They can test for strains of salmonella that affect your birds' health as well as test for Salmonella Enteritiditis.

    Another option would be to contact your state's Veterinary Diagnostics Lab and provide the samples (and fees) directly to them. Although for certain tests they may require you go through a vet or other state agencies.

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