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Lumegen Laboratories
« on: May 23, 2016, 07:05:35 PM »
We are promoting Lumegen Laboratories on World Wide Birds for their generous participation on our photo competition.

Their services provided are bird DNA sexing, Psittacine beak and feather disease virus (PBFDV), Polyoma and Psittacosis tests.

Avian DNA sexing
About half of the approximately 10,000 species of birds known currently, is sexually monomorphic. This means their gender cannot be identified visually. For a long time, a surgical method was the only tool for an accurate sex determination of such birds. Surgical sexing can be performed only by a veterinarian and has a lot of limitations (size of the bird, maturity, need for special tools) and potential risks. With the advancement of technology, the incorporation of the molecular DNA-based test has turned the bird sex determination into a fast, reliable and safe procedure.

Avian disease testing
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus (PBFDV).

PBFD is caused by a small virus belonging to a new family of viruses known as Circoviridae. Veterinarians also call it Avian Circovirus. The full host range for this virus is still not clear but most psittacines (parrots and parakeets) are susceptible. The virus does not affect humans. Sometimes PBFD is being called 'avian AIDS' as it attacks the immune system of birds and make them susceptible to other pathological agents, such as bacteria or fungi.

For more information and pricing please visit:
http://www.lumegen.co.za/



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