Necropsy Techniques and Collection of Samples
If samples are to be collected for virological examination, several pairs of scissors and forceps should be available, particularly if single-organ virus isolation is to be attempted. By using the same surgical instruments to collect organs from different apparatuses, cross-contamination of samples may occur. This also applies if birds from different species (or different premises) are to be processed during the same session. Operators must comply with biosafety guidelines as indicated in Annex 3.
KeywordsAvian Influenza Newcastle Disease Swab Sample Cloacal Swab Live Bird
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