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.
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:
We could not get the link for Wyoming to work so we have attached the contact information below:
Michael G. McDole
APHIS Area Veterinarian-In-Charge
5353 Yellowstone Road, Room 209
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Voice: (307) 432-7960
Fax: (307) 772-2592
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NPIP