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Poultry – Turkeys & Ducks

We are veterinary practice and laboratory that offers services and consultancy to the commercial poultry industry.


Disease Diagnosis

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.

Post mortem examinations
  • Usually take between 15 and 30 minutes - If you wish to wait for results then please phone ahead to ensure a vet is free
  • Alternatively, birds can be left at any time during office hours
  • Samples can be left outside normal hours by prior arrangement with the office
  • Samples may also be submitted by post/ courier - please ensure that packages are correctly wrapped to prevent leakages and have the correct postage paid. All samples should be accompanied with contact details of the owner and a brief history of the birds.

Please select birds typical of the flock as a whole for PM submission. By selecting the most appropriate sample in any situation we are able to obtain the greatest amount of information - do contact the practice if you want any advice.

Dispensing of Medicines

Prescription only medicines (antibiotics 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.

Products available

In addition to medicines (including wormers and anti-coccidials) and vaccines we have a range of products available for routine treatment of domestic birds.

These include

  • Multivitamins
  • Probiotics -Clostat
  • Total Prebiotic Tonics
  • Water treatment products
  • External parasite treatments
  • Disinfectants

Please speak to us for more information on products available

Core Poultry Services include:
  • Post mortem examinations and cultures in our own lab
  • Site visits and consultations
  • Veterinary health planning
  • Staff training and client information evenings
  • Coccidial oocyst and worm egg counts
  • Salmonella testing
  • Prescriptions Hygiene swab and drinking water cultures
  • Medicine, vaccine and disinfectant sales
  • Blood testing and storage of baseline bloods
  • Production monitoring – bird weights and mortality data

Please note we do not have the facilities to see or examine individual pet birds.