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Michigan Necropsy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lauranickerson, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from Michigan and I currently have a flock that seems to be dropping like flies. I have 4 dead birds buried in the snow outside my house waiting to do something with them.

    If anyone has had experience sending a bird away for a necropsy in Michigan, could you please post numbers and information? I would like to avoid large fees...so free or small fees would be best, but I'll do what I have to do if that's not possible, I suppose.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Call and ask
    Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health
    Michigan State University, 4125 Beaumont Rd, Ste 201H
    Lansing, MI 48910 Phone 517-353-1683 Fax 517-432-5836
    http://www.animalhealth.msu.edu/


    Here is a copy and paste from a thread of mine:

    How to Send a Bird for a Necropsy

    They need the whole bird, refrigerated, not frozen. If you live in CA, there are four labs that do necropsies on poultry (chickens, turkeys, waterfowl) for free. I know that they do out of state necropsies, but I think they charge for those. You could call them and ask what they charge for out of state "backyard poultry". The lab I use is the one in Tulare, CA. If you are in CA, call them and ask for their FedEx account number, it will save a bunch on shipping charges.

    CAHFS
    18830 Road 112
    Tulare, CA 93274-9042
    (559) 688-7543
    (559) 686-4231 (FAX)
    [email protected]



    The other labs are listed here:
    http://www.cahfs.ucdavis.edu/services/lab_locations.cfm


    If it's Friday, unless you want to overnight for Saturday delivery, I would suggest shipping on Monday for Tuesday delivery. What you need to do, if you haven't already done so, is put your bird in your refrigerator, NOT the freezer! Then you need to find a box, line it with styrofoam (I use the 4'x8'x1" stuff from Home Depot. You can also get smaller pieces at an art store like Michael's, but is way more expensive. Click here to see foam options. You'll also need at least one ice pack. Here are some pictures that I took of the last bird that I sent:

    Box lined with foam on four sides and bottom. Seams of foam taped sealed.
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    Box, sides, bottom and and top.
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    Frozen ice pack in ziplock baggie.
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    Brown paper on top of ice pack.
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    Hen in ziplock baggie on top of brown paper.
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    Brown paper on top of hen.
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    Ice pack on top of brown paper.
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    Lid on top of brown paper.
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    Inside the box you should also include a submission form in a ziplock baggie. Do not tell anyone at FedEx that you're shipping a dead animal... that seems to really worry them. Just make sure that nothing will leak.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are closed today due to severe weather. Has anyone ever sent a bird here before? Just want to know how they are.
     
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    This list was compiled by Metzer's Hatchery, if there are any mistakes in it contact them.

    Alaska State Environmental Health Laboratory 5251 Hinkle Road
    Anchorage, AK 99507 Phone: (800) 478-7243
    Fax: (907) 929-7355
    Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 2209
    890 Simms Road
    Auburn, AL 36831-2209 Phone: (334) 844-4987
    Fax: (334) 826-3592
    State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 1833 Industrial Boulevard
    Boaz, AL 35957 Phone: (256) 593-2995
    Fax: (256) 593-2996
    State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Hinton Mitchem Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 409, 1001 College Road
    Henceville, AL 35077-0409 Phone: (256) 352-8036
    Fax: (256) 352-8038
    Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission Laboratory 1 Natural Resources Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72205 Phone: (501) 907-2430
    Fax: (501) 907-2410
    Georges, Inc. P.O. Drawer G
    Springdale, AR 72764 Phone: (479) 927-7563
    Fax: (479) 927-7575
    The Poultry Federation Laboratory P.O. Box 828
    Springdale, AR 72764 Phone: (479) 521-8131
    Fax: (479) 521-8134
    University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 2200 West Dean Street
    Springdale, AR 72705 Phone: (479) 575-5094
    Fax: (479) 575-4832
    Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 2831 North Freeway
    Tucson, AZ 85721 Phone: (520) 621-2356
    Fax: (520) 626-8696
    California Animal Health & Food Safety
    Davis Branch Laboratory P.O. Box 1770
    Davis, CA 95617-1770 Phone: (530) 752-8700
    Fax: (530) 752-6253
    California Animal Health & Food Safety
    San Bernardino Branch Laboratory 105 West Central Avenue
    P.O. Box 5579
    San Bernardino, CA 92412-5579 Phone: (909) 383-4287
    Fax: (909) 884-5980
    California Animal Health & Food Safety
    Turlock Branch Laboratory P.O. Box 1522
    Turlock, CA 95381 Phone: (209) 634-5837
    Fax: (209) 667-4261
    San Diego County Veterinarian Office
    Building 4, County Operations Center 5555 Overland Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123-1219 Phone: (619) 694-2838
    Fax: (619) 571-4268
    Colorado State University
    Rocky Ford Branch Diagnostic Laboratory 27847 Road 21
    Rocky Ford, CO 81067 Phone: (719) 254-6382
    Fax: (719) 254-6055
    Colorado State University
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 300 West Drake Road
    Fort Collins, CO 80523 Phone: (970) 491-1281
    Fax: (970) 491-0320
    Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
    University of Connecticut 61 North Eagleville Road
    Storrs, CT 06269-3089 Phone: (860) 486-3738
    Fax: (860) 486-3936
    Poultry & Animal Health
    Delaware Department of Agriculture 2320 South Dupont Highway
    Dover, DE 19901 Phone: (302) 698-4500
    Fax: (302) 697-4451
    Lasher Poultry Laboratory
    University of Delaware 16684 County Seat Highway
    Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone: (302) 856-0446
    Fax: (302) 856-1845
    Department of Animal & Food Sciences
    University of Delaware 531 South College Avenue
    Newark, DE 19717 Phone: (302) 831-2524
    Fax: (302) 831-2822
    Live Oak Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    Florida Department of Agriculture 912 Nobles Ferry Road
    P.O. Drawer 0
    Live Oak, FL 32064 Phone: (386) 330-5700
    Fax: (386) 330-5710
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    Florida Department of Agriculture 2700 North John Young Parkway
    P.O. Box 458006
    Kissimmee, FL 34741 Phone: (321) 697-1400
    Fax: (321) 697-1467
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory- Glennville Dr. Doug Anderson
    1221 Downing Musgrove Road
    Glennville, GA 30427 Phone: (912) 654-0504
    Fax: (912) 654-0526
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Camilla 400 Burson Road
    Camilla, GA 31730 Phone: (229) 336-0001
    Fax: (229) 336-0018
    Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center Laboratory
    University of Georgia 953 College Station Road
    Athens, GA 30605 Phone: (706) 542-5644
    Fax: (706) 542-5630
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory- Forsyth P.O. Box 6025
    222 Industrial Park Road
    Forsyth, GA 31029-6025 Phone: (478) 994-1219
    Fax: (478) 994-1220
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Dalton 410 North Park Road
    Dalton, GA 30720 Phone: (706) 278-7306
    Fax: (706) 227-7408
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Carnesville P.O. Box 672
    159 A.T. Mauldin Drive
    Carnesville, GA 30521 Phone: (706) 384-2387
    Fax: (706) 384-2388
    Georgia Poultry Laboratory-Oakwood P.O. Box 20
    Oakwood, GA 30566 Phone: (770) 535-5996
    Fax: (770) 535-5941
    Drs. Koehnk & Feldman, LLP 1336 Main Street
    P.O. Box 400
    Jewell, IA 50130 Phone: (515) 827-5491
    Fax: (515) 827-5648
    USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL)
    P.O. Box 844
    Ames, IA 50010 Phone: (515) 663-7266
    Fax: (515) 663-7397
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50010 Phone: (515) 294-1950
    Fax: (515) 294-3564
    Bureau of Disease Surveillance & Diagnostics Old Penitentiary Road, Room 204
    Boise, ID 83712 Phone: (208) 332-8570
    Fax: (208) 334-4619
    University of Illinois
    College of Veterinary Medicine 1225 VMBSB, 2001 South Lincoln
    Urbana, IL 61801 Phone: (217) 333-1620
    Fax: (217) 244-2439
    Illinois Department of Agriculture
    Animal Disease Laboratory 9732 Shattuc Road
    Centralia, IL 62801-5858 Phone: (618) 532-6701
    Fax: (618) 532-1195
    Illinois Department of Agriculture
    Animal Disease Laboratory 2100 South Lake Storey Road
    P.O. Box 2100X
    Galesburg, IL 61402 Phone: (309) 344-2451
    Fax: (309) 344-7358
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    Purdue University 406 South University
    West Lafayette, IN 47907 Phone: (765) 494-7440
    Fax: (765) 494-9181
    Midwest Poultry Services P.O. Box 307
    Mentone, IN 46539 Phone: (574) 353-7651
    Fax: (574) 353-7223
    Agricultural Center (SIPAC)
    Heeke Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 11367 East Purdue Farm Road
    Dubois, IN 47527 Phone: (812) 678-3401
    Fax: (812) 678-3412
    Kansas State University Veterinary Clinical Services Building
    1800 Denison Avenue
    Manhattan, KS 66506 Phone: (785) 532-4244
    Fax: (785) 532-4481
    Murray State University
    Breathitt Veterinary Center 715 North Drive
    P.O Box 2000
    Hopkinsville, KY 42241 Phone: (270) 886-3959
    Fax: (270) 886-4295
    University of Kentucky
    Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center 1490 Bull Lea Road
    P.O. Box 14125
    Lexington, KY 40512-4125 Phone: (859) 253-0571
    Fax: (859) 255-1624
    Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Skip Bertman Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Phone: (225) 578-9777
    Fax: (225) 578-9784
    Perdue Technical Service Center Laboratory 31083 Old Ocean City Road
    Salisbury, MD 21804 Phone: (410) 543-3231
    Fax: (410) 543-3742
    Animal Health Laboratory 1840 Rosemont Avenue
    Frederick, MD 21702-8212 Phone: (301) 694-1548
    Fax: (301) 600-6111
    Animal Health Laboratory P.O. Box 2599
    Salisbury, MD 21802 Phone: (410) 543-6610
    Fax: (410) 543-6676
    Animal Pathology Laboratory University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469-5735 Phone: (207) 581-2789
    Fax: (207) 581-4430
    Department of Agriculture
    Division of Animal Health & Industry 28 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0028 Phone: (207) 287-3701
    Fax: (207) 624-5044
    Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory
    Michigan State University Disease Center for Population
    4125 Beaumont Road
    Lansing, MI 48810 Phone: (517) 353-0635
    Fax: (517) 353-5096
    University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    College of Veterinary Medicine 1333 Gortner Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55108 Phone: (612) 625-8787
    Fax: (612) 624-8707
    Board of Animal Health, University of Minnesota
    Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory P.O. Box 126
    622 Business Highway 71 NE
    Willmar, MN 56201-0126 Phone: (320) 231-5170
    Fax: (320) 231-6071
    Missouri Department of Agriculture
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 2510
    701 North Miller Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: (417) 895-6861
    Fax: (417) 831-4766
    Missouri Department of Agriculture
    Animal Health Laboratory 216 El Mercado Plaza
    Jefferson City, MO 65109 Phone: (573) 751-3460
    Fax: (573) 751-5279
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory University of Missouri
    P.O. Box 6023
    Columbia, MO 65205 Phone: (573) 882-6811
    Fax: (573) 882-1411
    South Central Poultry Research Laboratory P.O. Box 5367
    Mississippi State, MS 39762 Phone: (662) 320-7479
    Fax: (662) 320-7589
    Mississippi Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 97813
    Pearl, MS 39288 Phone: (601) 932-6771
    Fax: (601) 420-4716
    Montana Department of Livestock
    Diagnostic Laboratory Division P.O. Box 997
    Bozeman, MT 59771 Phone: (406) 994-4885
    Fax: (406) 994-6344
    Rose Hill Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 37
    Rose Hill, NC 28458 Phone: (910) 289-2635
    Fax: (910) 289-2070
    Griffin Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 2183
    Monroe, NC 28111 Phone: (704) 289-6448
    Fax: (704) 283-9660
    Rollins Animal Disease Laboratory 1031 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1031 Phone: (919) 733-3986
    Fax: (919) 733-0454
    Southeast Poultry Health Services, Inc 215 Horne Town Road
    Polkton, NC 21835 Phone: (704) 272-7261
    Fax: (706) 272-8973
    Western Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 279
    Arden, NC 28704 Phone: (828) 684-8188
    Fax: (828) 687-3574
    Northwestern Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 1689 North Bridge Street
    Elkin, NC 28621 Phone: (336) 526-2499
    Fax: (336) 526-2603
    Department of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences
    North Dakota State University, Dept. 7690 State College Station
    P.O. Box 6050
    Fargo, ND 58108-6060 Phone: (701) 231-7511
    Fax: (701) 231-7514
    Veterinary Diagnostic Center
    Department of Veterinary Science University of Nebraska, Room 151
    Lincoln, NE 68583-0907 Phone: (402) 472-1434
    Fax: (402) 472-3094
    New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of New Hampshire Kendall Hall
    Durham, NH 03824 Phone: (603) 862-2726
    Fax: (603) 862-0179
    New Jersey Department of Agriculture
    Division of Animal Health Laboratory CN 330
    Trenton, NJ 08625 Phone: (609) 984-2250
    Fax: (609) 777-8395
    Veterinary Diagnostic Services 700 Camino de Salud NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106 Phone: (505) 841-2576
    Fax: (505) 841-2518
    Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
    Nevada State Department of Agriculture 405 South 21st Street
    Sparks, NV 89431 Phone: (775) 688-1182 ext. 232
    Fax: (775) 353-3600
    Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
    Nevada State Department of Agriculture 4780 East Idaho Street
    Elko, NV 89801-3364 Phone: (775) 738-8076
    Fax: (775) 738-2639
    Poultry Diagnostic & Extension Services
    NYS Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Cornell University
    C4-121 Veterinary Medical Center, Box 5
    Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 253-3365
    Fax: (607) 253-3384
    Duck Research Laboratory P.O. Box 217
    Eastport, NY 11941-0217 Phone: (631) 325-0600
    Fax: (631) 325-1843
    Ohio Department of Agriculture
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 8995 East Main Street
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone: (614) 728-6210
    Fax: (614) 759-1467
    Oklahoma State University
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Farm Road to Ridge Road
    Stillwater, OK 74078-0622 Phone: (405) 744-6623
    Fax: (405) 744-8612
    State Department of Health Laboratory P.O. Box 24106
    Oklahoma City, OK 73124 Phone: (405) 271-5070
    Fax: (405) 271-4850
    Oregon Department of Agriculture
    Animal Health Laboratory 635 Capitol Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 986-4686
    Fax: (503) 986-4688
    Diagnostic Laboratory New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348-1692 Phone: (610) 444-5800
    Fax: (610) 444-5387
    Diagnostic Laboratory
    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA 16802 Phone: (814) 863-0837
    Fax: (814) 865-3907
    Diagnostic Laboratory
    State Veterinary Laboratory 2305 North Cameron Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110 Phone: (717) 787-8808
    Fax: (717) 772-3895
    Rhode Island State Health Animal Disease Laboratory Health Laboratory Building
    50 Orms Street
    Providence, RI 02904 Phone: (401) 222-5600
    Fax: (401) 222-6064
    Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health Program
    Veterinary Diagnostic Center P.O. Box 102406
    Columbia, SC 29224 Phone: (803) 788-2260
    Fax: (803) 736-0885
    Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
    Veterinary Services Department South Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 2175
    Brookings, SD 57007 Phone: (605) 688-5171
    Fax: (601) 688-6003
    C.E. Kord Animal Disease Laboratory
    Ellington Agriculture Center Box 40627
    Melrose Station
    Nashville, TN 37204 Phone: (615) 837-5125
    Fax: (615) 837-5250
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Tennessee 2407 River Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: (865) 974-8387
    Fax: (865) 974-5640
    Texas Veterinary Medical -Gonzales
    Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 84
    Gonzales, TX 78629 Phone: (830) 672-2834
    Fax: (830) 672-2835
    Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    College Station P.O. Drawer 3040
    College Station, TX 77841-3040 Phone: (979) 845-4186
    Fax: (979) 845-1794
    Texas Veterinary Medical Center
    Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory 635 Malone Drive
    Center, TX 75935 Phone: (936) 598-4451
    Fax: (936) 598-2741
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 950 East 1400 North
    North Logan, UT 84341 Phone: (435) 797-1895
    Fax: (435) 797-2805
    Central Utah Animal Disease
    Diagnostic Laboratory 1451 South Main Street
    Nephi, UT 84648 Phone: (435) 623-1402
    Fax: (435) 623-1548
    Harrisonburg Regional Laboratory 261 Mount Clinton Pike
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802 Phone: (540) 209-9120
    Fax: (540) 432-1357
    Ivor Regional Laboratory 34591 General Mahone Blvd
    Ivor, VA 23866 Phone: (757) 859-6221
    Fax: (757) 859-6428
    Lynchburg Regional Laboratory 4832 Tyreeanna Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24504 Phone: (804) 947-2518
    Fax: (804) 947-2577
    Warrenton Regional Laboratory 272 Academy Hill Road
    Warrenton, VA 22186 Phone: (540) 347-6385
    Fax: (540) 347-6404
    Wytheville Regional Laboratory 250 Cassell Road
    Wytheville, VA 24382 Phone: (276) 228-5501
    Fax: (276) 223-0384
    Vermont Department of Agriculture Laboratories 103 South Main Street
    Waterbury, VT 05671-0101 Phone: (802) 244-4510
    Fax: (802) 241-3008
    Avian Health & Food Safety Laboratory Washington State University
    2607 West Pioneer
    Puyallup, WA 98371-4990 Phone: (253) 445-4536
    Fax: (253) 445-4544
    Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 445 Easterday Lane
    Madison, WI 53706 Phone: (608) 262-5432
    Fax: (847) 574-8085
    Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory-Barron 1521 East Guy Avenue
    Barron, WI 54812-1207 Phone: (715) 637-3151
    Fax: (715) 637-9220
    West Virginia Department of Agriculture
    Animal Health Division 60-B Moorefield Industrial Park Road
    Moorefield, WV 26836 Phone: (304) 538-2397
    Fax: (304) 538-7088
    State Veterinary Laboratory 1174 Snowy Range Road
    Laramie, WY 82070 Phone: (307) 742-6638
    Fax: (307) 721-2051​

     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's a good list, but there are errors in it.

    -Kathy
     
  7. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What errors?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It's fine for your State, which is the exact same info I gave you earlier, but CA is not correct.

    -Kathy
     
  9. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah okay. Yeah, I'll try them again tomorrow, but I have a feeling they will have another snow day like they did today. It's absolutely terrible in Michigan right now...
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I feel for you!
     

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