Poultry Disease Diagnostic Labs

It is extremely important to apply a systematic approach when conducting field investigations. An autopsy (necropsy) is essential for avian veterinarians or technical services personnel seeking to establish a preliminary diagnosis. The autopsy also allows samples to be collected and submitted to a diagnostic laboratory for con-firmatory testing. Samples collected may include blood, serum, plasma, swabs, feathers, tissues, scrapings or smears, as needed for confirmation or exclusion of the potential causative pathogens.

Various types of poultry diseases can cause serious loss in the poultry farming business. Diseases occur due to lack of proper care and management, inadequate nutritious feeding and some other factors. Generally diseases can be defined as ‘changes of general or usual physical condition’. Almost all types of animal can be affected by different types of disease in their lifetime.

Usually poultry producers face some problems during establishing a new poultry farming business such as lack of capital, location, housing, food management, diseases etc. Among all those problems, poultry diseases are most important to consider. Disease can destroy the whole farm and you might loss money seriously. The meat and egg production of poultry can suddenly decrease due to various types of diseases. Many poultry birds die every year throughout the world, due to various types of diseases. As a result of this, producers loss a huge amount of money. In a word the main reason of financial damage of poultry farming business is various types of diseases

Laboratory Procedures

Serology is the most frequently used of the three diagnostic approaches. However, it should be noted that detection of anti-body can only be an indicator of previous exposure to a patho-gen. Serology is nearly ideal for application in flock health sur-veillance, as laboratory testing can be conducted quite readily, for both the collection and the examination of large numbers of samples from multiple flocks. Serological activities in flock health surveillance may also include monitoring the effectiveness of vac-cination programmes.

Histopathology is relatively economical, quick and useful for obtaining results, and the samples are easy to collect, store, trans-port and process. The downside of histopathology is that once a set of samples has been placed in fixative, the culture and typing of a pathogen is usually not possible.

 Microbiology, whether bacterial or viral, it is invaluable for the isolation and culture of pathogens. However, the practitioner must exercise care to avoid cross-contamination when collect-ing the samples, and to prevent inactivation of infectivity during transport to the laboratory.




Name of Poultry Premises

Name of Owner

Address / Contact No.

Registration Fee Paid

Bank Draft / Date

Amount (Rs.)

Sahiwal District


D. D. Lab.

Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Khan

Rochdale Diagnostic Lab

99-X, Scheme No.3, Farid Town, Sahiwal





D. D. Lab.

Dr. Abrar Hussain

Ahrar Diagnostic Lab.

1st Floor Starlite Hotel, Stadium Chowk, Sahiwal





D. D. Lab.

Dr. Raza-ur-Rehman

Sahiwal Poultry Disease Diagnostic Lab.

1st Floor, Ittefaq Spray Centre, Stadium Chowk, Sahiwal.