Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
I am hoping PA is wrong with the 90 day testing so I dont have to do it that often, but I have a feeling after reading all AI requirements on the federal provisions they are correct under every subpart possibility that its listed. I searched the AI and AI 5-7 same for all.
I went back and forth between the vet, health inspector and our state rep on the same issue because it came up with another person from NC. So we covered that AI crap well! and then on our lab forms it has that the AI 5-7 is for NON breeders and that brought up an entire new set of questions LOL We went round and round on many issues along the way.
What they need to do is make separate provisions for backyard flock owners be it less than 60 birds or whatever, its just nuts and scares everyone away!
That's what Ohio does. I'm certified under the small flock guidelines, not as a hatchery. If I certified as a hatchery (which I don't have anywhere near the 3,000 birds they classify as hatchery) then I would have to ai test every 90 days.
I gotcha, your are NPIP Cert but the AI testing in Ohio as it is in PA is optional. I cannot purchase anything from you because you are no AI clean. that sucks. And there is no "small flock anything in NPIP" its just subparts, and you follow under a certain one, probably E would be my guess.
Ohio State, Jim Chakeres emailed me back ...
As you are aware, NPIP is a voluntary program. S. Pullorum testing is the baseline participation level and is required yearly. Some of our NPIP members then choose to participate in Avian Influenza testing, MG testing, etc. Some may choose to AI test yearly to monitor their flocks or others may choose to participate in the AI Clean certification program.
This is really bad news because most people I ask say I am PT & AI clean and in fact they are not : ( And some are even using the logo stating as such!
I will have to be extremely caution and now I am MAJORLY Limited. I have responded and sent forth our forms and provisions booklet, I am beginning to wonder if perhaps either party has outdated information??
I will check back when I have him look over my stuff. and share his responses again. I am also sending some higher up Federal emails out on the program as well.