I have a question regarding environmental testing for PBFD. I know someone who is considering getting a new bird (one of my babies!) but previously had a lovebird who passed away from PBFD. She has since cleaned all her stuff and moved to a new home but is still concerned that it might have somehow came with her (lingering on furniture, etc.). She would like to get environmental testing done but has called several vets and none of them seem to know anything about it.
Can anyone shed any light on where/how to get this done? This is in Canada and I haven't found a canadian lab that will do it and I'm not really sure where to look.
If it can't be done... how would we be more certain that her home is safe? I know this disease can stick around for quite awhile, but realistically, especially after moving to a new place, what are the chances of it still being around and infecting a new bird? A lot of what I've researched regarding PBFD and it's contagiousness has sounded little exaggerated/hysterical (if it were really as long-lasting and contagious as some claim, I don't understand how there are birds that DON'T have it) but I still want to err on the side of caution because it is such an awful disease...
Much thanks for any advice anyone can offer.