The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a democratic regulatory program that is in place through the USDA to safeguard the health of the nation’s poultry industry. The federal cooperative program works to prevent the introduction of dangerous and costly diseases, enhance international trade, and is utilized to apply new diagnostic technology for the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the United States.
What are the steps to register my flock as a pullorum free flock with NPIP?
You must have your flock tested by a certified blood-tester or licensed and accredited veterinarian in Michigan (See the certified blood tester list). Terms are between you and the tester. (To become a certified blood tester, see Events: Blood Tester Workshop for more information.)
Flocks less than 300 birds must test all birds. Flocks over 300 birds must test a minimum of 300 birds.
You and the blood-tester must complete the NPIP Veterinary Services (VS) 9-2 Form (Flock Testing and Selection). Bird stock code numbers must be included on the 9-2 form (See the stock code list).
The completed 9-2 form and the initial site registration fee must be submitted to Michigan Allied Poultry Industries for processing. [MAPI, PO Box 144, Hamilton, MI 49419]
Please include your email and phone number with your flock registration information.
You will be notified by Michigan Allied Poultry Industries of your flock’s status and flock number assigned by the national NPIP office.