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?
- $30 Certification fee for 3-year certification.
- You will need to purchase the antigen and testing equipment.
- State and federal forms are provided free of charge.
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?
- STATE form: AI-013-Avian Test Record is a state form used for testing birds for exhibition.
- FEDERAL form: NPIP VS 9-2 is used for flock certification with the NPIP program
- FEDERAL form: NPIP VS 9-3 is used for NPIP flocks when shipping hatching eggs, chicks or birds out of state.