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NPIP Information

     While there are certainly loop holes in this nations attempt at keeping down diseases, complying with the law when shipping eggs is strongly recommended. 
To learn more about NPIP Certification
contact your states department of agriculture below. 
NPIP simply stands for
National Poultry Improvement Plan.


    
The truth about NPIP Certification is this. 
In the State of Tennessee, flocks are tested for Pullorum, Typhoid, and Avian Bird Flu.  Other states either require more or less in their testing procedures. 
The cost may be different and that process more or less complicated. 
However, regardless of the requirement in your state
IT IS THE LAW TO SHIP FROM FLOCKS THAT HAVE BEEN NPIP TESTED.  HPBAA, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any members actions of refusing to ship by the law.  We can only tell you what the law is.  We cannot make you go by it.  

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SHIP WITHOUT NPIP CERTIFICATION?
    
In most cases, nothing happens.  The states and the U.S. Postal Service have not gotten on the same page with the program.  Until they do, eggs and birds will continue to get shipped without the proper certification.  The worst case scenerio is that the eggs are confiscated at the local post office and the buyer never receives them. 
The shipper may get a warning letter regarding the requirement for NPIP Certification.
There may also be a possible fine.

WHAT IF I GET A DISEASE FROM A BREEDER'S SHIPMENT TO ME?
    
 Most transportable diseases are not tested for even in an NPIP Certified Flock.  With that said, a disease may still be obtained from an NPIP Certified Breeder.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DISEASES NOT TESTED FOR BY NPIP?
    
Again, this will vary from state to state.  In most cases, the following transportable diseases are not tested for in an NPIP flock.
1.  Mycoplasma,
2.  Cholera
3.  Pasturella
4.  Coccid
5.  Mareks
6. Any form of worm or parasite.

Diseases 4. - 6. are transported by live birds only.  Other diseases not mentioned here may or may not be tested for during NPIP Certification but still transported by egg or bird to a buyer.


STATE NPIP OFFICES
:
  Click on your State below to access the contact information you need to learn how to become NPIP Certified in your state.  The states are in alphabetical order:


ALASKA
ALABAMA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
 
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MSISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
    WYOMING  
We could not get the link for Wyoming to work so we have attached the contact information below: 
Veterinary Services
Michael G. McDole
APHIS Area Veterinarian-In-Charge
5353 Yellowstone Road, Room 209
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Voice: (307) 432-7960
Fax: (307) 772-2592

                                                         
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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NPIP