NPIP Testing Complete

NPIP Testing


Yesterday morning we had a visit from the Mississippi Board of Health to test our flocks.  The testing was done so our farm could be NPIP certified.    The test involved drawing a blood sample from the wing of each bird and placing the sample on a test strip.  Within three seconds the test shows the result of a positive or negative for pullorum typhoid or PT.  They also swab the vent to check for Avian Influenza or AI.  The swabs then get sent to a lab to be examined.   While we know that the PT tests were all negative, we are awaiting the results of the AI test from the lab.  There has not ever been a case of AI in our state so it is very unlikely that we will have any issues with it.   If that is the case we should have our shinny new NPIP number sometime next week.

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