National Avian Research Facility
National Avian Research Facility

SPF screening details

Each flock is tested at the point of lay and then at end of life. Therefore, sampling occurs twice in a twelve-month period. We sample at least one individual per pen, the minimum per line we test is 10%.

 

Pathogens tested for: Serology Feather sample Cloacal Swabs
AI - Avian Influenza          X    

MG - Mycoplasma Gallisepticum

         X    

MS - Mycoplasma Synoviae

         X    

AE - Avian Encephalomyelitis

         X    

APV - Avian Pneumovirus

         X    

Avian Adenovirus

         X    

ALV - Avian Leukosis

         X              X

CAV - Chicken Anaemia Virus

         X    

EDS76IBD - Egg drop syndrome

         X    

IBD - Infectious bursal disease

         X    

IBV - Infectious Bronchitis

         X    

ILT - Infectious Laryngotracheitis

         X    

NDV - Newcastle disease virus

         X    

REO - Avian Reovirus

         X    

REV - Avian Reticuloendotheliosis

         X    

MDV - Marek’s disease virus

               X  

Salmonella

         X                   

NB We occasionally update the pathogens we are screening for. These details are correct as of June 2021.