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Avian Profile I

Test number: 6012

We performed sex determination tests on more than 650 species click here to see the species we have tested

1 ) Avian DNA Sexing

Description
The DNA technique of sexing developed by LABOKLIN is extremely accurate and capable of testing most common species. We have tested more than 650 different species. The technique is based on a molecular method that includes a PCR reaction. This DNA test creates fast and reliable results within a short period of time. Additional to PCR reaction, the PCR product is digested with two different restriction enzymes. These enzymes recognize short nucleotid sequences in DNA molecules and cut them at specific points within the so-called recognition sequences. While a particular sex is verified, the other sex can be excluded. Because the amplification is based on two highly conserved genomic regions, it is possible to analyse many different breeds.
Sample Requirements
either a blood sample or feathers. Few drops of blood are sufficient for the test; it should either be send in a EDTA-tube or dropped onto a filter paper card and air-dried (both the tubes and the filter paper cards are available from us). Two to three feathers are also sufficient for the test (only quills are required); they must be freshly plucked. Lost or down feathers are not suitable, as they do not contain sufficient utilisable DNA. All sample material from one bird needs to be packed individually (to avoid contamination between birds) and labelled clearly with species, ring number etc.
Notes
If you choose to send blood samples, please dont spike the blood sample with ethanole or other buffers!!

2 ) PBFD (Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease)

Description
PBFD is caused by a circovirus which kills the cells of feathers and the beak. It is a naturally occurring infection in Australian cockatoos but it is found in all types of parrots as well as lovebirds, cockatiels, budgies and parakeets. African greys are particularly badly affected. PBFD is a dreadful disease which normally results in the death of affected birds and the decimation of young birds in infected collections. Chronically affected birds become immunosuppressed and may succumb to other diseases due to their depressed immune system. A positive result from a bird with no feather problems or other clinical signs may mean either that the bird is a carrier or that it has been recently exposed to the virus. In these cases we recommend isolating the bird and re-testing in about 90 days. We also recommend that the second sample is collected directly from a vein by venipuncture to avoid contamination. The majority of birds which are merely exposed will develop an immune response and eliminate the infection. Those still positive at the second test should be considered as carriers. One day they are likely to show the disease, and become potential source of infection to other birds.
Further reading on PBFD:
PBFD (Wikipedia) HTML file
Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease (The Parrot Society) HTML file
Sample Requirements
feather, blood, faeces
Turnaround for the above 2 tests
3-5 working days
Price for the above 2 tests
£63.36 (incl. VAT) per sample

To order:

  • Download Order Form from this link pdf

  • Complete the order form and send it together with your samples to the following address:

    Laboklin (UK),   125 Northenden Road, Manchester, M33 3HF

  • Filter paper and EDTA tubes are available from us free of charge, to order, please email: info@laboklin.co.uk.

  • If you have any queries, please contact us on 0161 282 3066

See Also:
PBFD  
Polyoma  
Chlamydophila Psittaci  
PBFD+Polyoma  
Sex+PBFD+Polyoma  
Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae  
Reovirus  
Salmonella spp.  
Tritrichomonas foetus  
Avian Profile IV  
Avian Profile V  
Pacheco  
Avian Profile S1  
Avian Bornavirus (PDD)  
Adeno Virus  
Pigeon Cricovirus (Dove)  
Pox (Avipoxvirus)  

 
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