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NPIP Information

     HPBAA's goal with this page is to discuss with it's viewers the importance of being NPIP Certified.  While there are certainly loop holes in this nations attempt at keeping down diseases, complying with the law when shipping eggs is strongly recommended by HPBAA.  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 breeder will get a nasty letter regarding the requirement for NPIP Certification.  To the best of HPBAA's knowledge, there has not been a fine issued in the U.S. for shipping without NPIP Certification.  This is subject to change and HPBAA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE if you do get fined for not complying with your state's laws. 

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 BreederHPBAA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE if a disease gets transported to you.  However, the breeder will be questioned about their decision to ship eggs or birds from a flock that may have presented symptoms of sickness prior to shipment.  Some diseases transported do not exhibit symptoms in the breeding flock.  If a breeders is found to have a disease in their flock and they continue to ship from that flock, they will be removed as a member of this site.  If it is a one time thing, the breeder will be expected to act with integrity toward the buyer and make it right.  Failure to do so will also result in being removed as a member of this site. 

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.  HPBAA strongly suggest that all shipments be quarantined for a period of time before mixing with other birds or eggs.  

                        


STATE NPIP OFFICES
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  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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