This test is used to determine whether a bird is infected with the virus causing polyoma or not. The polyoma diagnosis can only be performed on a blood sample. You will receive a certificate with the analysis results.
Adult birds may be carrier of the polyoma-virus. If they are, the birds may remain healthy for a long time, but will start showing disease symptoms after encountering a stressful situation. Infected birds without disease symptoms form a potential danger to other (young) birds. Transmission of the polyoma-virus occurs via infected dander, feather dust and faeces. In most cases, the virus is deadly to young birds (15 to 60 days of age). Symptoms include loss of appetite and the occurrence of subcutaneous bleeds. However, cases of birds dying from polyoma-virus without showing disease symptoms are known.