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Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center

PDRC Diagnostic Services and Teaching Laboratory

Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday—Friday Eastern Time EXCEPT on UGA Holidays.

The mission of the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center’s diagnostic lab is to supply assistance and support the poultry industry worldwide. This is accomplished by providing testing and technical assistance, developing new methodologies, procedures, and technologies as well as providing clinicians for diagnostic purposes.

Diagnostic Lab Forms

The forms below are PDFs, unless otherwise noted. Please call 706-542-5657 or email pdrc@uga.edu if you need a permit other than those listed.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Preparedness

Between December 2014 and June 2015, an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) occurred in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-western states, infecting a total of 211 commercial and 21 backyard poultry premises and resulting in the destruction of 49.6 million birds. Although no new cases have occurred since mid-June 2015, experts believe the disease could recur in the fall or winter of 2015 as waterfowl—the natural reservoir of the HPAI virus—migrate south. The state of Georgia could be affected if waterfowl in the Atlantic flyway become contaminated. HPAI is most likely to first infect backyard flocks. Click here for more information about HPAI, the testing available at UGA laboratories, and how you can help protect your flocks.

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