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APHA Ref. No. 26-B0002-01-19
Date of Sampling
Species / Breed
Mixed Avian Species / Mixed Avian
Sex / Age
Mixed / Adult
Animal Presented Dead x 5
REPORT 5 (SUPPLEMENTARY) LABORATORY FINDINGS Clostridium botulinum C/D toxin ELISA ‡
Sample: Faeces – Bird 4
Result: Negative COMMENTS
The negative result does not rule out the possibility of avian botulism. The clinical history received and lack of
obvious gross lesions is suggestive of avian botulism. The toxin can be very difficult to detect.
BVSc MSc MRCVS
Veterinary Investigation Officer
28 February 2019
No charges applied ‡ - Test subcontracted; opinions given and interpretations of the result are outside the scope of UKAS accreditation.
† - Not UKAS accredited; opinions given and interpretations of the result are outside the scope of UKAS accreditation.
§ - Accredited under Flexible Scope.
For further details of the test methods used, and other terms and conditions, please refer to the APHA Website.
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