What is PDD?
Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) is an incurable viral disease of psittacine birds.
Differences between PDD by serology and by PCR test ?
Genimal had developped 2 differents tests to detect PDD, by PCR and by serology.
- PDD by PCR had the main advantage to be a very fast test (1-3 days, Express option 1 days) and the sample is easy to perform because it consists on a cloacal swab. However this test is accurate only at 70%. So this test should be used when the bird health is endangered and you need very fast result.
- PDD by serology is a longer process (7-15 days) and samples are difficult to collect because we need blood. However this test is 100% accurate.
Beware. PDD is a very contagious disease. Most of the birds infected by PDD will die. it is highly recommended to test newly arrived birds against PDD.
Type of sample
- Organ biopsy
- Cloacal swab
Certificate example for the test : PDD by PCR (Proventricular dilatation disease)
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