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Npip, How Do I Get My Flock Certified?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by huppfarm, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. huppfarm

    huppfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy, i see many hatcheries and breeders certified with
    NPIP, I think it has something to do with polerum vaccinations, or the likes.
    can someone please explain this in full to me and tell me what i need to do to become certified also?

    thank so much for your time
    chet
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I would like to know this too.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you go to your Arizona Dept of Agriculture website, you should see a link for that somewhere. NPIP tests for mainly pullorum and typhoid and in some places, Avian Influenza. Cost varies by state. NPIP does not normally test for the most common diseases, like Mycoplasmosis, etc.
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In NC they will check for just about everything. I had mine tested for Salmonella, pylorrum, microplasms, etc. I also get them tested for viruses. Some states do charge. I paid 5.00 for the testing except the virus testing which is free. gloria Jean
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Contact your State Agricultural Dept. or State Vet. They will put you in touch with your State Animal Inspector. Here in WV they draw blood once a year with your whole flock to test for pullorum and typhoid. Plus they are throat swabbed for Avian Influenza, then they swab 10 birds every 3 months for the Avian. Our testings are free.
     
  6. huppfarm

    huppfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks folks! being a 4-H leader, our extension office will be my first stop tomorrow!

    ya'll have a great evening!
     

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