How do you get your flock NPIP tested?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lcw, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. lcw

    lcw Songster

    Jan 6, 2010
    southern ohio
    Whenever I read about nice good looking healthy birds it says they are NPIP tested. Why do people get them NPIP tested? What does that do? Prevent disease, what?

    And if so how do I get my flock NPIP tested???

    Thanks. Cole.

  2. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

    Jan 22, 2010
    Dunnellon, Fl
    NPIP is testing for Avian Flu, this is mandatory with most breeders and shows. To get it done contact your poultry division of agriculture. Got mine done for free from the local Ag-poultry guy
  3. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    The test is for Pullorum-Typhoid. Being NPIP tested enables you to transport or sell your birds or hatching eggs to most other states, a law that is not enforced often, but can be stringently. You also need your birds or flock to be tested to sell at auction, swap meets and to be shown.

    "Although the NPIP has several classifications
    related to freedom from various diseases, the
    only required classification for Plan participation
    is “U.S. Pullorum–Typhoid Clean.”

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