Question for everyone here...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Would any of you be interested in hearing what vets and vet techs have to say about fecals tests, the reasons they might produce false negatives and what could be done about it?

    -Kathy
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Naw, not me... [​IMG] Sure we would! Bring it on!

    I have never had a false negative, if I did I would think that something in the process was bad like the collection method, handling, or the tech didn't know what to look for.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The first few times I took in poults with blackhead their tests came back negative. And the gal with the spalding had one negative, then one positive.

    -Kathy
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I suspect that the fancy place she took her sample to was not in the everyday practice of fecal floats, wasn't it the dog and cat vet that came up with results?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    By direct smear do you mean they just smeared it on a slide without putting it into a solution, then the centrifuge, waiting for the eggs to float then putting it onto a slide?
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I'm not sure what the time lapse would do to the sample sending it off, my vet wants it to be as fresh as possible.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think they did both. Got charged $20 for one and $30 for another.

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    My samples were taken from the exam table, lol. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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