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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by ChuckenGirl, Jun 15, 2008.
It depends on the tester. Mine charges $1 a bird each time she comes out.
Question about testers: Can they also come out and test for example for Marek's on live birds in addition to the NPIP testing?
You won't believe it but my hen was standing when I got home from work. I gave her another bath and while I was holding her in the water felt that she has a very protruded keel and I think she was severely undernourished but I am now doubting my Marek's diagnosis. Maybe she was not getting enough feed, or had trouble with the pellets. I'm going to observe her just a bit longer until after the weekend and will then make a decision. I would still like to positively rule out Marek's so what are my options to get her tested?
Mareks diagnosis is via necropsy only. Sorry
Ok thanks. Good to know.
cecil county md checking in here!!!
Thanks for all the input and contact for getting NPIP - That's my big goal to get done this year. I've been building my flock and an hoping to be able to sell hatching eggs and birds at some point here in the future
Though Frederick Co. lab will euthanize and perform a necropsy at no cost, unless they've changed their protocol, and if you think you may be dealing with Marek's, their necropsies do not include histopathology. The Frederick lab will, however, send tissue samples off at your request for further examination and a fee.
Thanks. They didn't explain this when I called and I was specific about the Marek's suspicion. I will gladly pay for the extra tests if it ever comes to that point.
Howdy! My uncles live in Cecil ^^ I'm right on the pa/md line above harford co. Welcome to byc!
CURRENT!!!! Like as of the first of this month! NPIP testing contact for MD. Scroll down to MD. A coordinator is now listed as well as Kim over in Salisbury. I don't know the coordinator, but I would imagine they had a field vet retire, hired this new one and handed him a project (they did the same to me when I started with VS).
I'd contact and ask for testers in your area. You can also do training and be certified yourself. It is not very difficult; I did it during veterinary school.