Bacteriological Avian Culture Test

+ Megbacteria
Bird dna sexing with blood

Bacteriological Avian Culture Test + Megabacteria

$80 per specimen

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Bacteriological Full Panel Sample Collection
** IQ Bird will send via USPS special Swabs for sample collection. **

The sample is collected via the swab supplied. This sterile culture should be used to collect a sample from the cloaca area. An adequately collected swab should be completely coated with fluid/excrement. If the swab is not coated, the sample may be insufficient to detect small quantities of bacteria. The swab is then placed into the tube, which has a semi-solid gel in the bottom. The gel is an agar that contains a mixture of proteins and enzymes that will maintain cell integrity until the sample is received in the laboratory.

In the case of Megabacteria, this can be cultured. Because of their large size, they can be microscopically seen via a wet prep. between a culture and a microscopic exam.
Once the sample is collected, the sample can be kept at room temperature for 3-5 days. After that period, the bacterial load will begin to die.

About this test

Includes full panel testing for bacteria plus antibiotic effectiveness, saving hundreds of dollars from getting testing straight from vet.

When it comes to birds, there may be more than just avian flu to be worried about. It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. Bacterial infections are common in pet birds and should be considered in the differential list of any sick bird. Inappropriate husbandry and nutrition are often contributing factors. Neonates and young birds are especially susceptible. Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections are most common and can lead to systemic disease.

Infectious diseases are caged and aviary birds' most common causes of illness. Obtaining correct quality samples for bacteriological culture under field conditions is essential for reliable and timely diagnosis and effective treatment of diseases.

Many of these illnesses directly resulting from, or are further complicated by, secondary infection by an opportunistic bacterial or fungal organism. Samples collected from the cloaca (vent) of the bird may yield certain pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria or fungi. IQ Birdtesting laboratory can identify many microorganisms to provide the appropriate treatment.

These bacteria include but are not limited to E.coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Enterococcus species, Bacillus species, Staphylococcus aureus, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Proteus mirabilis, Acinetobacter baumannii, Streptococcus viridians, Staphylococcus species not Staph aureus.  It provides a full workup for all of our veterinary clients.
This test includes bacterial identification and susceptibility.
What Are some of the Bacteria and Organisms
Detected in IQ Bird Testing’s Bacteriological Test
· Aspergillus fumigatus
· Aspergillus Genus
· Avian Emeria
· Blastocystis
· Brucella
· Campylobacter
· Candida albicans
· Candida
· Clostridium Genus
· Clostridium difficile
· Clostridium perfringens
· Clostridium piliformes
· Coccidiodes immitis
· Cochlosoma antis
· Cryptosporidium
· Dermanyssus
· E. coli
· Entamoeba histolytica
· Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
· Helicobacter
· Listeria monocytogenes
· Malassezia
· M.R.S.A.
· Ornithonyssus
· Pasteurella multocida
· Ringworm (Dermatophytes)
· Salmonella
· Salmonella typhimurium
· Sarcocystis Genus
· Trypanosoma Ssp.

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