PT Antigen WANTED for Research!

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  1. TexasAMQuailLab

    TexasAMQuailLab In the Brooder

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    Hi, ya'll,

    My name is Erin, I’m a current grad student in the agricultural sciences department over here at Texas A&M Commerce. Part of our research involves trapping California Quail over in Idaho and translocating them back to Texas. We are required to test all the birds with the Pullorum Typhoid antigen which has become quite scarce recently. Does anyone have any information regarding where we would be able to purchase a small supply of antigen for our research purposes? We will purchase expired batches! Thank you!
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow Not a clue but good luck in your research and have fun...
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Have you contacted any poultry testing agents? Just a thought. I know Texas has a program for testing agents and maybe they have some expired antigen.
     
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  4. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    It's not being sold anywhere right now.
    I don't know the details but the one company that makes it is not making it right now.
     
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  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    May I ask why you would even want expired?
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    According to some research I did that expired antigen works good even though they put an expiration date on it.
     
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  8. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    I just called the Charles River Lab the producers of the antigen.

    They stated that within the next few weeks they will be releasing small batches of antigen but these batches will be going to state agricultural people first, and then they will be filing the back orders from 2018 before they release the product for sale to individuals.

    She mentioned something about they are still waiting for the USDA to release the antigen that they have produced.
     
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  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    I was a tester here in Texas, I did not renew my certificate last year because of this antigen shortage.
    As a tester we were not allowed to use expired antigen for any reason.
     
  10. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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