Where to test?

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Does anyone know where I can test a chicken for Marek’s disease in RI or MA?
Or buy a mail test?
Cheaper test preferred…
 

Eggcessive

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First contact your state vet to ask if they have testing available. Most of the time, this is done after death when the state vet does a necropsy. They examine feather shafts and any tumor tissue found. But a few labs around the country will send you the material needed to collect a blood sample from a trimmed toenail, and you return it to them for a pcr test for Mareks. I believe it costs about $40-50 for this lab in TX:
http://www.vetdna.com/application/forms/aviansubmittalform.pdf

UGA also does this testing I believe.
 

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