Which Kit Do I Need?

Gender test information or DNA sexing:

DNA sexing can be done using either a blood or feather sample. A blood sample can be collected on a simple cotton bud (swab) and placed into a paper envelope or plastic bag. Feather samples can be placed in a plastic bag or small paper envelope. If you would like collection kits you can order them as follows: request either 1 x blood card per bird, or 1 x feather kit per bird.

PBFD Testing:

Requires a blood sample for testing. 1 x blood tube per bird.

Chlamydia Testing:

Both a blood sample, and a cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x blood tube + 1 x swab, per bird.

Pacheco Testing:

Both a blood sample, and a cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x blood tube + 1 x swab, per bird.

Polyoma Testing:

Both a blood sample, and a cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x blood tube + 1 x swab, per bird.

Borna Testing:

Requires a serum or blood sample for ELISA antibody testing and/or 5-10 chest or breast feathers for PCR testing, per bird.

 

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