NPIP Certification

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by horsechick, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. brysonjohnson

    brysonjohnson In the Brooder

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    Are the diseases they test for common? I have chickens now but plan to only get npip certified ones in the future. My question is if I want to get certified would I have to get rid of the ones I have now or would it be safe to mix them?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

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    Once u become certified u can't get birds from a non certified person and if u don't get certified birds then u arnt allowed to I don't even think u can bring them on to ur property and yes u can mix them
     
  3. brysonjohnson

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    So then it would be OK to mix non certified with certified? I have chicks that are certified but full grown ones. I don't want to mix them if there's a chance the older ones have a disease that the younger certified ones do if it ruins my chances of becoming certified next spring
     
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    As long as u are not certified u can mix any of ur birds that u want but once u become certified u have to get certified birds to put into ur certified flock u can't put in uncertified birds once u become certified but u can mix them how ever way u want when u arnt certified
     
  5. VillaRosaAcres

    VillaRosaAcres In the Brooder

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    How do you go about getting AI and pollorm tested? Ive attempted to make an appointment with vets in town and none knew what I was talking about. Thank you!
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

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    I never heard of it but I am sure there is lots of people who can help u
     
  7. VillaRosaAcres

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    Autocorrect fail! Im wanting to attend a show that requires a negative pullorum/typhoid test, however none of the vets have any idea what I'm talking about, and the show Secretary hasn't responded.
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    I've never heard of a show that does not require tested birds. Local fairs where I live will have a vet on hand for check in time and tests the birds prior to entering show if not already NPIP. AI testing is not NPIP but many states in recent years have added it. AI tests are not instant. Results are done in a lab so has a week lead time.

    Call your state Agriculture department to inquire about NPIP. Local vets usually don't do it.
     
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  9. VillaRosaAcres

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    Thank you, as this is my first show I wasn't aware of standard procedure, our local fair does not test, and are veterinarians were of no help. I'm not interested in becoming npip certified, just pullarium/typhoid, as per show requirements.
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    NPIP is the pullorum test. It's administered through your state Agriculture Department. That's all it was originally. Each state has or has not added a few other things to the certification over the years. But all NPIP is is poultry improvement through pulorum free bird certification. Due to the anxiety of people over Avian Influenza in recent years it has been added in many states. Even states that are far away where there was an outbreak. I live in Vermont, you can't get much further from any recorded case of AI. My state now tests for it. Knee jerk politics that make little sense. Some states test for Mereks. You don't know what your state does until you call. You don't know how it's administered (via local vets or state vets) until you call. Each state runs the program differently the only thread that holds it all together is poultry are pullorum free and there is a paper trail if any flock contracts it for quick response to contain.
     

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