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HCM, HCR, GSD4, PKD, PRA, PK-Def., SMA, Blood Groups

Avian Polyoma (APV)

Test number: 602

Avian Polyoma (also known as Budgerigar Fledgling Disease) is most prevalent in macaws, conures, eclectus parrots, ring-necked parrots, lovebirds, cockatiels and budgies although it occurs in all psittacine species. It is most commonly recognised in chicks in the nest. Swollen bellies, tremors, weak wobbly chicks, or abnormal feathers may be seen. Larger psittacine species may live longer and show diarrhoea or regurgitation. Classical infections seem to affect larger species at around 7 weeks of age and can kill within a few hours of the first signs with chicks showing large bruise-like haemorrhages under the skin. Adult birds are also affected. Signs resemble those of septicaemia and hepatitis. Some infected adult birds may not show any signs but may become carriers shedding the virus Embryonic death or decreased hatchability can also be caused by Polyomavirus. Polyoma is transmitted primarily bird to bird but it is also thought to be transmitted via the egg.
Sample Requirements
1-2 freshly plucked feathers from the birds chest or tail (no discarded feathers or downs) or 1-2 drops of EDTA whole blood should be sent. You can also send post mortem material or cloacal swab
3-5 working days
Number of birds Price (incl VAT)
From 1 to 4
£42.12 per sample
From 4 to 40
£34.21 per sample

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

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

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