Avian Pathogens

  • What they may be confused with
  • Photos of what they look like at various magnification

DIAGNOSTIC MICROSCOPY

KRISTEN REEVES, MEADOWLARK FARMS AVIAN SUPPLY, INC.

What is Diagnostic Microscopy? Why would you want to use a microscope in the aviary? Read the articles here to learn why a microscope can be your best friend in the aviary, how to choose a scope to best fit your needs, how to use that scope, and how to differentiate between food and pathogens in your birds' droppings.

Learning How Your Microscope Works

  • What are all the features?
  • What does each feature do?

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Various OTHER Diagnostic Methods for Home Use

  • Gram's staining
  • Cultures
  • Creating  sensitivity disks for sensitivity testing to determine appropriate antibiotics for the stain of bacteria found.

Choosing a Microscope

  • Where to find a scope
  • What to look for in a scope

NON Pathogenic Items

  • What they may be confused with
  • Photos of what they look like at various magnification
  • How to determine if an item is non-pathogenic or pathogenic