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1 Disease Testing - Contact information on Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:34 pm

toybarons

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On several FaceBook poultry groups, there has been much talk about disease & its control. I know some here don't use FB and thought I would share the info here. Frankly, I am doing so because something struck a chord with me. One post said that a big problem is someone asks what do to about a sick bird and then the topic becomes over run with attacks on the opinions given that the question is lost. Many things have also changed since this forum and ACE began. Testing is available and we are finding out where. Hopefully a list can be compiled from each province where testing is available along with contact numbers and maybe even web site information.

In Alberta if you have a sick bird, testing is available for both hobby & backyard flocks. My understanding is the birds are tested for free if you can drop the birds off yourself. Otherwise you cost is simply in getting the birds there. Birds can be dropped off live or dead. If contacting for testing information, be sure to say it's for small flock information. I'm told that these offices also handle commerical opperations, so they will need to redirect you to the one that handles backyard flocks.

Also note: One of the key reasons for not wanting to make that call is the fear of maybe having your flock seized or euthasized. There has been a lot of change in reguard to this. In Alberta, some reportable disease now calls for its control via vaccination rather than flock euthanasia. I have heard this for both a flock in Alberta and in BC, as the disease though reportable is now considered acceptable to control via vaccination. Calling and talking to a vet will answer your questions and concerns.

Also been told that anyone wanting to get vaccines for ILT can do so by contacting any of the numbers below. They will sell and ship to anywhere in Alberta.

Finally, if anyone knows better than I, please post and have this information here corrected. Or if you have contact info for other provinces, please add by posting it.  Thank you.


INFORMATION FOR ALBERTA:

Airdrie, Alberta - Poultry Health Services  http://poultryhealth.ca

Dept of Agriculture Alberta 1-403-948-8575

Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian
O.S. Longman Building
6909 116 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H-4P2
Phone: 780-427-3448
Fax: 780-415-0810


INFORMATION FOR BC:
BC Vet:  http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/ahc/


INFORMATION FOR SASKATCHEWAN:

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Animal Health Unit
Office of the Provincial Veterinarian
Inspection and Regulatory Management
202 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina, SK  S4S-0B1
PHONE:  306-787-2150
FAX: 306-787-1315

Prairie Diagnostic Services  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Saskatoon Laboratory
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5B4
PHONE: 306-966-7248
FAX:  306-966-7737

Regina Laboratory
4840 Wascana Parkway
Regina, AK  S4S 7J6
PHONE: 306-787-6435
FAX:  306-787-6439


INFORMATION FOR MANITOBA:

Chief Veterinary Office
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
545 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5S6
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Veterinary Diagnostic Services  http://www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/livestock/veterinary-diagnostic-services.html

Veterinary Diagnostic Services
545 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5S6
Phone: 204-945-8220


INFORMATION FOR ONTARIO:

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Chief Veterinarian for Ontario document with all relevant links can be found at
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TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-877-424-1300


University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
PHONE: 519-824-4120 x54530
FAX: 519-827-0961


INFORMATION FOR QUEBEC:
Note* Website information is French only. Site can be read in English using an online translator.

Agriculture, Pecheries et Alimentation Quebec (MAPAQ)
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Animal Health Laboratory Network
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INFORMATION FOR NEW BRUNSWICK:

Veterinary Services document with all relevant links can be found at
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INFORMATION FOR NOVA SCOTIA:

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Lab Services
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Avian Serology is dobe through the Pathology Lab. Links are found through above website along with relevant PDF files.



INFORMATION FOR P.E.I.:

Department of Agriculture and Forestry infromation is limited.
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INFORMATION NEWFOUNDLAND & LABOURDOR

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources has a page with relevant information can be found at
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Animal Health Laboratory
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Last edited by toybarons on Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:45 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Updating as new information is found.)

2 Re: Disease Testing - Contact information on Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:47 am

mirycreek

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good to know tb! thanks for sharing this info.
i know last year they would send vaccine from abbotsford out to alberta. wouldnt ship to sk though.

http://www.feathers-farm.webs.com

3 Re: Disease Testing - Contact information on Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:52 am

CynthiaM

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I think that this is a wonderful post, Toybarons. I also think that there is a terror in people when they think they might have illness in their flocks and don't know what to do. People get slammed about things like this when they bear their souls and tell that they might have an ill bird and what to do. The condemning I have seen is awful and it makes me wonder why even anyone would feel like admitting and asking for help. It is horrid. Anyways, this is nice to read, and nice to know that there can be help in different ways for anyone dealing with a sick bird.....I just remember back to the time in BC where thousands of birds were euthanized, thousands and thousands of dollars down the drain and the sorrow....oh the sorrow....the years and years where people had been working on their birds....lost, down the drain, sickening....I was just getting into the chickens seriously just after this horrid condemnation took place, can't remember the year, but it was a total devastation and should never have come down the way it did....sigh...I think maybe around 2004...or 2005, not sure, sigh. Oh well, thanks Toybarons, good you have initiated this thread. Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM.

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