Poultry Diagnostic Surveillance
Birds and Sample Guidelines
To be eligible for payment of fees by the Board the following conditions must be met:
Poultry/Poultry flocks over four weeks of age with respiratory or clinical signs suspicious of avian influenza shall have six (6) to eight (8) birds per flock submitted.
Birds for necropsies must double bagged, with the UM-VDL Necropsy and Sample Submission form completed for delivery to the UM-VDL at the owner’s expense.In addition to birds submitted for necropsy, 10 blood/serum samples per flock will be required. For turkey flocks, samples will be tested for a panel of respiratory diseases (Avian Influenza, Avian Pneumovirus, Newcastle Disease, Bordetella avium and ORT). Similar tests for chickens and other types of poultry will be discussed with the UM-VDL pathologist on call. All cases/flocks tested for AI as described will have the testing fees waived, fees paid by the Board.
- Avian influenza and necropsy specimens: UM-VDL Necropsy and Sample Submission Form (Please fill out only the first page)
- Serologic testing: MPTL Avian Serology Molecular Diagnostic Form
Results and Reporting
All test results will be available on the UM-VDL website. Please contact MPTL at 320-441-6505 for log-in information and access to your results.
Funding and Fees
USDA Cooperative Agreement funds are being used to pay for expenses associated with AI diagnostics and other associated Board AI diagnostic expenses.