AVIAN DIAGNOSTICS & PARASITOLOGY

KRISTEN REEVES, MEADOWLARK FARMS AVIAN SUPPLY, INC.

MICROSCOPY

  • Choosing a microscope
  • Learning how your microscope works
  • Creating a basic slide for viewing
  • Determining the difference between pathogen and artifact

CULTURES

  • Equipment & Apparel
  • Preparation
  • Methods
  • Preventing Cross Contamination

Click any of the headers or lines below to see results for each page. We've worked very hard to make these pages as comprehensive and easy to understand as possible. THESE PAGES ARE MONITORED ACCESS ONLY.

Some of these pages are under continual construction. No one has higher expectations for Kristen than Kristen herself. She will not share information until she is satisfied it is correct, explained as simply as possible, and will be useful to her audience.

NECROPSY

  • Equipment & Apparel
  • Preparation
  • Methods
  • Preventing Cross Contamination


WARNING!!

It has come to our attention that some people have been plagiarizing our research & articles and replicating our photos for their own personal gain. They have stolen our information and are using it to improperly diagnose sick birds. These FRAUDS pretend to be experts. Therefore, until our new secure and "approved access only" site is completed, the pages found in this section will be by request only so that we may monitor who has access. Pages requested are copy & download protected and will be available for 15 minutes only per session. Should you wish access to this information, please email us at meadowlarkfarms@gmail.com


THE DATA FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE GOOD AVIAN VETERINARY CARE & IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THERE ARE MANY GRAPHIC PHOTOS - VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. 


Should you attempt to replicate any of the tests found here, it should be done with extreme caution & care. Unless you are highly experienced & skilled, you should NOT attempt to replicate any of the tests we've shared.


IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR BIRDS ARE SICK, TAKE THEM TO YOUR AVIAN VETERINARIAN  IMMEDIATELY!


Meadowlark Farms will not be held responsible for your use or misuse of this information. You are responsible for any risks you take. We've shared from our years of personal hands-on experience ONLY. It is not intended to replace good veterinary care.


FOR LEGAL & ETHICAL REASONS, WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT DIAGNOSE YOUR BIRD.

PLEASE DO NOT ASK.

PATHOGENS - slides & videos

  • E.coli
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • Worms
  • Coccidia
  • Protozoa
  • Candida
  • Avian Gastric Yeast (Megabacteria)

ARTIFACTS - slides & videos

  • Plant material
  • Undigested yeasts & foods
  • Gravel, grit & charcoal
  • Bee Pollen
  • Urates
  • Commonly mistaken for pathogens