PT Antigen WANTED for Research!

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  1. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I wonder if they would allow it for research purposes.
     
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  2. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    I'm sure the researcher could use whatever they wanted for their project.
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Apparently they are finding it difficult to find antigen. Since they want it for their research, a grad student in the agricultural sciences department at Texas A&M Commerce, I wonder if it's possible to get the expired for their research.
     
  4. Fairview01

    Fairview01 Songster

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    That is not an entitely accurate statement. TVMDL is extending the expiration date of the last batch of antigen on a month to month basis based on their observations of their tests. I get a message from them every month.

    This has TROLL written all over it. If the OP is really a Texas A&M grad student, which I highly doubt she is and is working on such a . project relocating out of state game birds into the state of Texas she would need to be working in close contact with the Texas Game Commission and TVMDL and have their preapproval and by default would know that antigen is not and has not been available for going on to two years.

    This is just a solicitation to acquire a scarce resource.
     
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  5. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    I clearly stated that when I was a tester we weren't allowed...I still get emails from J.C. but must have missed this one mentioning it was ok to use the expired antigen.


    I'm going to double check my emails now, thanks!
     
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  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    This is interesting, I was not aware of the shortage.
    Will this make it hard to get NPIP tested/certified?
     
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  7. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Probably.
     
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  8. Fairview01

    Fairview01 Songster

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    That depends when you stopped being a tester. TVMDL has been extending the last antigen on a month to month basis for a long time.

    Probably impossible in the very near future.
     
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  9. blackoaktammy

    blackoaktammy Songster

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    I have taken the class to be a tester in MD and am on the waiting list to become NPIP. It is very frustrating. I do know that PA does not use the plate test for PT. They draw blood and do the confirmatory test, so people in PA are able to get their NPIP certification while the rest of the country sits and twiddles their thumbs.
     
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  10. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    It wasnt any issue for my birds to be PT tested here in LA
     
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