1. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    In order to show I need NPIP, right? I would like to know more about it. How do I get NPIP? What exactly do they do? Do they have an age requirement on the chickens?

    Did I post this in the right section? [​IMG]

    Thanks,Gerbil
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/poultry/downloads/osa-npip.pdf

    Heres
    a list. Find your state and email or call the person listed to set up a testing. They may test all birds over 4 months of age or only a percentage. I had about 50 adults and they tested 36, only poultry, no waterfowl. Once you get NPIP certified you get a number and certificate. It lasts 1 year and you need to get re-tested before your certificate expires.

    Its easy to do.
    They tester will come you will bring the birds one by one to them. They will band the bird, record the number, poke a small vein in the wing, take a loop of blood and mix it on a glass table thing with the antigen. A bird that is positive, the blood will clump like cottage cheese. My tester told me that she has only known of one bird in NY that tested positive, but they redid it and the antigen they first used was bad. Your most likely fine.

    All birds/eggs you buy once you are certified must come from a NPIP certified flock and you will need their number, copy of their certificate, or a vs 9-3 form.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here are signs of Pullorum typhoid (what they test for).

    The clinical signs of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid are very similar. Pullorum disease is generally a disease of young chicks and poults, while fowl typhoid is more predominant in growing and adult birds.

    In young birds:

    •anorexia;
    •depression;
    •diarrhea;
    •dying or death (highest mortality rate in the first 2 weeks of life and in incubators); and
    •laboured breathing.
    In growing and mature birds:

    •anorexia;
    •decreased egg production;
    •depression;
    •diarrhea;
    •high fever;
    •increased mortality (usually higher in chickens than turkeys); and
    •poor hatchability.​
     
  4. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    OK! Our birds (as far as I can tell) have never been sick, it scares me to look at the Emergencies and diseases section. *Shivers* Should I wait until my Delawares and Silkies(they are the ones I want to show) come of age to get our birds tested?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Do you have any adults now? If you do, I would get it done now. The young birds under 4 months willl be covered, once the adults test negative.
     
  6. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have about 8ish adults, I will have to check some ages, 5 for sure.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I am not aware of any shows that require NPIP. Some states require testing for Avian Influenza, and some states require that birds coming into the state be NPIP. Your best source of information is the superintendant of the show you plan to attend.
     

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