Avian Disease Testing


Most disease testing requires a blood sample.
Disease Testing Can Take Up To 4 Days From Receipt Of Samples

Bird dna sexing with blood

Psittacosis (MOMP)


$20 per specimen

 

Psittacosis (ornithosis or parrot fever) is a systemic zoonosis caused by infection with Chlamydophila psittacine.

The chlamydial disease is common among birds, affecting more than 130 domestic and wild species.

C. psittacine can also be transmitted by pet birds to their owners, posing a significant risk to humans. There has been a gradual increase in human cases of avian chlamydiosis.

The growing trade in exotic birds has caused the frequency of avian chlamydiosis to rise rather than diminish, making it necessary to take measures to control these birds and prevent illegal trade in them.
 
Bird dna sexing with blood

Avium Bordetella (BAL)


$20 per specimen

 

Bordetella avium is a Gram-negative, no fermentative, strictly aerobic, motile bacterium from the genus Bordetella.

Bordetella avium is mainly responsible for the animal disease bordetellosis in wild and domesticated birds.

This highly contagious microorganism colonizes the trachea of the host, usually chicken and turkey.

It is easily transmitted through direct contact or air, water, or fecal matter.

 
 
pbfd disease testing

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)
 $20 per specimen
 

Psttacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is one of the most common parrots' most viral severe diseases.

PBFD has been cited worldwide to affect parrots, and all parrot species could be considered susceptible. Most species of parrots, such as cockatoos, African gray parrots, Eclectus parrots, and lovebirds, can be infected by this virus.

The virus, mainly in young birds, can cause a deadly infection. Older birds can overcome the disease with few after-effects, although some studies argue that these surviving birds become carriers capable of transmitting the disease.

The mainstay of diagnosti
c testing is molecular techniques.
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Pacheco’s Disease (PDV)

 $20 per specimen

The herpes virus causes Pacheco’s Disease.

Often seen in shipments of imported birds, stress seems to trigger a reaction in a previously asymptomatic carrier or increase the susceptibility of becoming infected.

The proximity and stressful nature of shipping appear to contribute to the transmission of the virus.

 
Avian polyomavirus apv

Avian Polyomavirus (APV)

 

$20 per Specimen
 

Avian polyomavirus (APV) primarily affects young birds.

There are two primary forms of disease based on the species affected: budgerigar fledgling disease and a no budgerigar polyoma infection.

Both are characterized by per acute-to-acute death of pre-weaned neonates.

Adult birds typically are resistant to infection; they will seroconvert and shed the virus for up to 90 days, then clear the infection.

The incubation period is 7–10 days.

 
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Psittacine Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD)
$35 per Specimen

Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) is a condition affecting the nerves that supply birds’ gastrointestinal tract, especially the proventriculus or true stomach.

Nerves supplying other organs may also be affected, and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) may occur in some cases.

 
These tests can be ordered individually but are often combined in a test bundle to reduce costs

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