The Pacheco diagnosis determines whether a bird is infected with the virus causing Pacheco’s disease or not. The Pacheco diagnosis can only be performed on a blood sample. You will receive a certificate with the analysis results.
About Pacheco’s disease
Pacheco’s disease is caused by a herpesvirus. Seemingly healthy birds may carry the virus in a latent state. However, after the bird is exposed to a stressful situation, the virus will start causing disease symptoms. As soon as this happens, the infection with Pacheco’s disease will be deadly. The first symptoms of Pacheco’s disease are feather abnormalities and discoloured (yellow) faeces.