Sally, question if you bring a non tested bird in and you are certified to do your own testing,do you only have to quarentine till the test comes back or do you have to have someone else come out also..
This is so much different than the guielines I try to follow,,,,maybe would of been cheaper in the long run,,,,,,,stainless steel is really pricey, an hot running water is harder to get some places than you would think.
You need to be a CPT to draw your own blood and do trach and cloacal swabs. Which also is NOT a big deal, we sat in a few hour class at harrisburg and then the area State Vet comes to test us on the field part. 10 bucks a year to renew.
Why do you need stainless and hot water? I have neither?????
I still think we need to use our OWN guidelines as there are ALOT more important diseases a new bird can bring in. I would assume if its been tested your ok at least for those tests. But you still have to worry about other issues for example Laryngotracheitis (LT), Mareks, Salmanella, Newcastle and on and on.
What is everyones quarantine practices now?
This is kind of what I was getting at, but did not want to sound rude to those that go for npip,,,,you are only testing for specific disease even though there's a host of others out there, an not sure about the egg part, do those 2 diseases even pass with the egg.
because most of our business is in the meaty end of poultry, we are trying to get to the point that we could pass inspection for a license even though we do not need it at this point....biggest obstacle here is the price of stainless equipment
Wing you would never be rude being as honest as you are!
Your meat bird end would require more testing, there are several SUBPARTS in indentification of NPIP
I will post the provisions PDF for anyone who is interested and I can help you figure it out.