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NPIP program for indiana...80 BUCKS A YEAR??? WHAT!!!???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by k2chickens, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    I just wanted to get my birds tested so i could say that im NPIP tested and approved. But i was told by an official through Purdue university that it was going to cost me 80 bucks to participate in the program. This just seems outrageous to me when other states are FREE! Are there any other fellow hoosier's here that can shed some light on this situation?


    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    I'd happily trade Indiana's State tax rates for New York's "free" NPIP blood testing.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It's $85.00 per hour for the State Vet to come out to test here in WA, and that is from the time the leave their facility.
  4. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm from Indiana and pay the 80.00 a year, I just accept the cost. I will tell you their is no charge for the blood tester to come out, you can pay if you wish(which I do) for their gas over. Some states do charge per bird to be tested, and it's expensive so with that being said, I'm sure it all evens out in the end.

  5. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:well at least i know now that other people in indiana have to pay that.
  6. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Songster

    Nov 14, 2010
    Noble County
    How often do you have to test?
  7. For all practical purposed $80 is still 'free' if you calculate the true cost of everything involved in the NPIP testing procedures.

    Good luck with the testing, we need more people to take disease control and monitoring seriously in the Poultry World.


  8. Beanface

    Beanface Hatching

    Jul 14, 2011
    i live in southern indiana..and i can never seem to find a blood tester in my area. the vet from purdue came out last yr, only because i was having terrible luck trying to find a blood tester. my flock is almost due to be tested again..and i still canmt find anyone. can someone please help me/
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    It's 10 cents per bird in Oregon. But it is also $25 to have the tester come out and another $25 for "membership" in the NPIP program. Pretty cheap for those with lots of birds. Not quite so cheap for those of us with a few birds.

    It's once a year unless I want into the AI (bird flu) program where testing is 4 times a year.
  10. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Ask your local 4-H leader if they know someone to test your birds.

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