Westerm WA - Who can test my flock for Mycoplasma gallisepticum?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by shandiane78, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there some place this could be done fairly cheaply? My hens had what seemed like an upper respiratory infection. I treated with antibiotics (Tylan) but symptoms are coming back. Now I worry it could be something chronic. [​IMG]

    I'm totally new to chickens, and had no idea biosecurity was of such importance! My pullets are from 3 different places (local flocks) and I got them all as started pullets.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. weaveagarden

    weaveagarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try getting ahold of the Washington state department of agriculture. http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/AvianHealth/

    I
    would contact Julie Broome:

    Julie Broome, CHES
    Avian Health Program Coordinator
    Washington State Department of Agriculture
    360-725-5762

    Avian Vets information:

    Dr. Lyndon Badcoe
    Avian Health Veterinarian
    Washington State Department of Agriculture
    1111 Washington St. SE
    Olympia WA 98504

    E-mail: [email protected]

    I have found both to be very informed, nice and helpful. Let us all know what you find out please for future reference.

    They also have lots of info on Biosecurity. An easy training book and an online printout test so you can get a certificate. I also found lots of pamphlets and posters, etc.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Prayers for you and your little flock. From Enumclaw
     
  4. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the great information! I will try some of those contacts and see what I can do.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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