This test is used to determine whether a bird is infected with the virus causing PBFD (Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease) or not. The PBFD diagnosis can only be performed on a blood sample. You will receive a certificate with the analysis results.
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is caused by a circovirus. PBFD commonly occurs among psittacines, but there is no known cure. Symptoms of PBFD include weight loss, feather abnormalities, an abnormal beak and eventually death of the bird. Transmission of the PBFD-virus occurs via direct contact with infected faeces, infected materials and surfaces (e.g. cages) and feather dust.