Yes, we do our own. We test all for PT-since most shows want it. The manual has the reg as:
NPIP Pullorum Testing Options for Subpart E (as of 2012):
25% test for flocks less than 1,000. If < 30 birds, test all birds.
10% for flocks over 1,000 up to 300 tests
§ 145.14 Testing.
Poultry must be more than 4 months of age when
tested for an official classification: Provided, That
turkey candidates under subpart D of this part may be
tested at more than 12 weeks of age; game bird candidates
under subpart E of this part may be tested
when more than 4 months of age or upon reaching
sexual maturity, whichever comes first; and ostrich,
emu, rhea, and cassowary candidates under subpart F
of this part may be tested when more than 12 months
of age. Samples for official tests shall be collected by
an Authorized Agent, Authorized Testing Agent, or
State Inspector and tested by an authorized laboratory,
except that the stained antigen, rapid whole-blood
test for pullorum-typhoid may be conducted by an
Authorized Testing Agent or State Inspector. For Plan
programs in which a representative sample may be
tested in lieu of an entire flock, except the ostrich,
emu, rhea, and cassowary program in §145.63(a), the
minimum number tested shall be 30 birds per house,
with at least 1 bird taken from each pen and unit in
the house. The ratio of male to female birds in representative
samples of birds from meat-type chicken,
waterfowl, exhibition poultry, and game bird flocks
must be the same as the ratio of male to female birds
in the flock. In houses containing fewer than 30 birds
other than ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries, all
birds in the house must be tested.
Can't wait to do it in Jan-brrrrrrrrr.
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
you shouldnt have to test for the PT, thats an annual thing, and in reading the provisions its the same for subparts, did the lab charge you for it? Question it the next time. and the AI is every 3 months because you also are AI clean. Do you do your own testing?