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Where do I get a necropsy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lexustami, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    Hello all,

    I've lost about 10 chickens in the last 2 weeks and I'm beginning to think they might have a disease. They don't have any outward symptoms that I can tell. I just find them dead.

    They ranged in age from 6 weeks to 30+ weeks. Some I hatched myself and some were day old hatchery chicks.

    I've called my local vets and they say sorry, they don't know anything about chickens. I called the extension office and they told me to call the local vets.

    I'm in Ohio by WV and PA. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.

    Tami
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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  3. FarmerDenise

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    I got several of mine done at California Dept of Food & Agriculture, Animal Health & Food Safety Services. Your state probably has something similar.
    The chicken needs to be wrapped in a plastic bag and refrigerated (not frozen) right away, in order to get a good necropsy.
     

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