NPIP Testing

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I have had a few inquiries about shipping eggs and chicks so I have submitted my examination for NPIP certification to the state. I've ordered the antigen and bands and made an appointment with my vet to come out and help me with the first round of testing. With well over two hundred birds not counting the ducks who don't have to be tested, it will be a very long afternoon.

    The state has been doing more visits to auctions and swap meets lately and the post awful is supposed to be checking for that information before shipping. If it wasn't for wanting to ship across state lines I probably wouldn't bother, but with this many birds and eggs to sell I feel like it is the right thing to do.

    I am not fearful of buying eggs or chicks from others, but I am concerned that a shipment of eggs or birds could be delayed because of not having the legal certifications in place.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I can many states will be harder to ship to this year because of the flu here on the west coast, so I think you're doing a good thing.

    -Kathy
     
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  3. margaret8

    margaret8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was just announced that the Avian flu was diagnosed in Boone Co, Arkansas in a commercial turkey herd!
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to hear your state is checking auctions, i will never buy a bird from an auction, i spoke with a person once and she told me she takes her untested birds to the action and someone with tested birds gets them in for her, this kind of thing goes on all the time
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    Good luck on testing day wear some think cloths and safety glasses i hope the weather is cool and not hot for you all when they come.
     
  5. Birds at auction are not required to be NPIP unless that is a specific state requirement that has been passed. Or they are being moved across state lines. While those of us that are NPIP probably would not mind that requirement it could get pretty onerous.
     
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  6. I am a little leary of added requirements, particularly when I know that NPIP is absolutely no guarantee of the health of any bird or facility.
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Kansas law requires NPIP testing of all birds, (except waterfowl), at any public auction or swap meet as well as any shipping across state lines of either live birds or eggs. Chicks and eggs must be from tested birds and the post awful is SUPPOSED to check for NPIP numbers on the shipping container if they actually do this is anybody's guess. The only place you do not have to have the testing done is for private sales on your own property.
     
  8. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask your testing people or the person that is in charge if there has ever been a peafowl that has had or has what your testing for ... P&T.. curious, thanks ,, connerhills
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Will you be testing for mycoplasma?

    -Kathy
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    IMO the testing does no good if the person with the clean tested bird brings more bird into their flocks from somewhere else weather they are tested or not, unless you know the person so well that you know they do not add birds after testing is done, keeping a flock closed IMO is very important once they are showed to be clean, now if a breeder is due to be tested again then bringing new birds in would be ok as they would be tested also so once again you would know they all tested clean. Testing is not a cure but if folks abide by the rules it can be a usfull tool in keeping birds as clean as possible by not adding new birds till just before testing time is due again [​IMG]
     

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