STILLMEADOW, Inc. specializes in conducting avian toxicology testing according to EPA OCSPP Ecological Effects Test Guidelines. We conduct GLP non-target guideline avian testing with test substance administration by oral, inhalation and dietary routes using both terrestrial species ,bobwhite quail, and water fowl species, mallard duck. We conduct Avian Oral Toxicity Tests with microbials and biopesticides (885.4050), and conventional chemicals (850.2100). We do the Avian Dietary Toxicity Test (850.2200) and Avian Inhalation Test according to guideline (885.4100). Bobwhite quail is the most common species required by the regulatory agencies that we test with.
To ensure the highest quality of birds are available for testing that meet OCSPP avian toxicology guideline requirements, we incubate only disease-free certified eggs, which also ensures that we meet the requirement that all chicks used on a study come from the same egg hatch.
The Avian tests we conduct can done as a limit or a definitive test.
Avian Dietary Toxicity Test (850.2200) is conducted with chicks that must be 10-14 days old at dosing. The chicks are administered the test substance ad libitum as part of their diet.
Avian Inhalation, Tier I, Microbial Pest Control Agent (MPCA) Test (885.4100) is conducted with chicks that must be 14-28 days old at dosing. The chicks are administered the MPCA test substance by intratracheal installation.