Pullorum Blood-Tester Training & Certification

Michigan obtained U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status in August 1989. To maintain this status, certain disease requirements must be met and are outlined in the National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions. All poultry, except waterfowl, pigeons and doves, shown at public exhibition in Michigan must originate from a U.S. pullorum-typhoid clean flock (NPIP certified) or have a negative official test for Salmonella pullorum-typhoid within 90 days before the exhibition, exposition, or show facility.

Pullorum Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Salmonella pullorum testing? What is it for?
2. Do I need to be certified to test for this disease?
3. What are the requirements to become certified?
4. What does the training involve?
5. What is the fee associated with certification?
6. How often do I need to renew my certification?
7. What equipment and/or supplied will I need for pullorum testing?
8. What will it cost to be a certified Pullorum Blood-Tester?
9. Will my birds have to be pullorum tested before they are exhibited at a county fair?
10. I hate standing in line. How can I avoid having my birds tested at check in?
11. What happens if one of my birds tested positive?
12. What is the difference between the state forms and the federal NPIP forms?
13. Do I have to test my birds before I can sell them or move them out of state?
14. Who can I contact when I have questions or need more supplies?

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