Avian Submission

Live Birdsbaby chicks

  • Submit 4 to 5 live, sick birds that are clinically affected with the condition.
  • Take care not to select cull birds from the flock which do not represent the disease condition.
  • Live birds should be delivered personally rather than shipped.

Dead Birds

  • Submit 4 to 5 dead birds that have recently died of the condition, preferably refrigerated and kept cold until they arrive at the laboratory.
  • Time is important as small carcasses decompose quickly. 


It is important that all animals submitted to the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are accompanied by completed submission forms and a written case history.