- Disease investigations
- Coccidial oocyst and worm egg counts
- Post mortem examinations
- Poor performance investigations
- Site visits and consultations
- Salmonella (Paratyphoid) culture
- Drinking water cultures
- Medicine, vaccine and disinfectant sales
Our on-site laboratory and post mortem room facilitate the detailed examination of birds and samples enabling us to provide results quickly, allowing prompt treatment and advice.
For a routine health check appointment or for investigation of a problem with your birds:
- Call the practice to book your appointment with the vet
- Bring 1-2 birds to the appointment and a sample of droppings from the loft. – To diagnose ALL disease swabs MUST be read immediately. Posted swabs are no good and disease will be missed.
- Arrive in good time and book in at reception
- The birds will be examined by the vet – results while you wait.
For testing of dropping samples (recommended every other month):
- Samples can be dropped off during working hours.- For diagnosing ALL WORM species, COCCIDIOSIS and SALMONELLA (Paratyphoid).
- Samples can also be sent by post/courier with your details attached.
– Please ensure samples conform to Royal Mail packaging requirements and that the correct postage has been paid. Please phone us before sending the samples to arrange payment.
- Results take up to 3 working days.
Dispensing of Medicines
Prescription only medicines (antibiotics, wormers and anti-coccidials) and veterinary advice can only be supplied to birds under our care and where a clinical diagnosis has been made.
To allow this:
- You must be a client of the practice
- We need to have seen your birds or tested your samples
- We must have sufficient knowledge of the birds in question
Antibiotics should only ever be used for treating bacterial diseases and should never be used routinely or for non-specific conditions.
Non-prescription products can be readily supplied to any registered client:
- Rehydration salts – essential in cases of loose droppings and great following a long race
- Pre-biotics – promotes a healthy gut
- Vitamins & Tonics – used for a boost and to aid recovery. Also ideal for periods of stress
- Disinfectants – essential for good hygiene
- Probiotics (Clostat) – In-water probiotic fed daily seeds the gut with healthy bacteria and enhances gut health.
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