CULTURES

We are pleased to announce we can now offer our clients a culturing service with a UK Laboratory. The results are given by a UK Vet over the telephone 


FULL FAECAL CULTURE & SENSITIVITY 

This test includes a comprehensive culture of extensive bacterial strains for when a problem is present or you wish to check the overall gut health including good bacteria in your birds. 
This test includes the analysis of E-Coli strains, many types of Salmonella and sensitivity as appropriate. 
The full faecal culture also includes the analysis of Coccidiosis, Yeast/Fungal, Worms, Giardia, Cryptosporidia and Campylobacter. 
A collection of fresh faeces will be required for this culture in tube provided.

RESPIRATORY CULTURE & SENSITIVITY 

This test includes a comprehensive culture of extensive bacterial strains including sensitivity as appropriate. 
This test also includes analysis of Yeast/Fungal infections. 
For this you will need a dry swab (which we will supply) you will then need to swab down the throat and wiping of the cleft, place swab back into tube. 

SALMONELLA CULTURE 

This test looks for types of Salmonella. 
If found the laboratory will define the Salmonella and define if it is zoonotic. 
A Collection of fresh faeces will be required for this culture in tube provided.

ASPERGILLUS CULTURE 

This culture is specifically for Aspergillus. 
A dry swab will be provided you will need to swab down the throat, and wiping of the cleft. Place the swab into the charcoal tube..

CHLAMYDIA PCR 

This PCR is specifically to test for Chlamydia.
You will need to collect fresh faeces on Day 1, 3, 10 & 12 and put into the same container, please keep in fridge from Day 1 to Day 12.