Parasite (Avian Coccidiosis) Test
About this test
Ova and Parasites for Avian Coccidiosis Test
Coccidiosis is a hepatic or enteric disease caused by protozoan parasites of the subclass Coccidia, genus Eimeria.
Signs of coccidiosis range from decreased growth rate to a high percentage of visibly sick birds, severe diarrhea, and high mortality. Feed and water consumption are depressed. Weight loss, development of culls, decreased egg production, and increased mortality may accompany outbreaks.
** Please collect sample via the swab supplied. **
In general, it is better to submit the stool sample as is. The stool sample should be examined for any physical signs of diarrhea, discoloration, or blood. That portion of the stool should be placed into a small collection vial that IQ Birdtesting will supply. In theory, the larger the portion of stool sample, the more likely a parasite can be found. Both a culture and a parasitological exam can be performed from direct stool.