How to get disease testing??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sniper338, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Songster

    Dec 15, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
    How do you go about getting your backyard flock tested for salmonilla, AI, etc etc? Just a vet? Or is there a place specificly to contact for that?

    Any info?

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Do you suspect any specific diseases or do you just want certification that the flock is clean, because you are selling chicks, etc.?

    If you suspect a disease, you want to go to an avian or exotic vet. Take any birds who may be displaing symptoms for testing.

    If you just want to get your flock routinely tested, contact the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). They're the organization that does testing and certification for most hatcheries and many breeders.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Your state veterinary school ot path lab will have answers, call them. Mary

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