Vent Swab Samples:
Cloacal swabbing is an excellent method for collecting sample specimens
from the cloacal area. Cloacal samples may be collected by gently
inserting the appropriate swab into the cloaca. It is best to moisten
the swab with sterile H2O before inserting it into the
cloaca to prevent the dry swab from causing excessive tissue damage.
Once the swab is inserted into the cloaca, gently rotate the swab
several times. Then gently remove the swab from the cloaca and place
the swab in a sterile container. Be sure to use the appropriate
size swab. Swabs may be sent in conjunction with blood samples
to get a more accurate representation of each bird.
Collecting environmental samples allow you to evaluate possible
bacterial or viral problems in aviaries, nest boxes, nurseries,
brooders, incubators, air-filters, food, cages, countertops, veterinarian
offices and other areas. This type of sample collection can accurately
identify the presence of many different types of pathogens. Environmental
swabs can also help determine whether proper disinfectant and cleanup
procedures have been used in previously infected areas.
Mail samples to:
1336 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312-1766
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