|National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)
Use of form VS 9-3 for shipment of chicks and hatching eggs
This form comes in multiple copies and each copy has a purpose:
White – Should accompany the shipment to assure the receiver that the shipped items are part of the NPIP program.
Pink & Blue – Are to be forwarded to the Oregon Department of Ag, each month. (ODA, Animal Health and ID, 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97301). One copy is maintained at ODA as record of shipment and one copy is forwarded to the state animal health authorities in the state of destination to provide them with record of shipment into their state.
Yellow – Flock owner/hatchery records.
This form should be completely and legibly filled out, it is a legal document.
Date of shipment/addresses must be included at the top. The type and quantity of product being shipped should be marked. The appropriate disease classification (dependent on the disease testing conducted on a regular basis in one’s flock) should be marked. The form should be signed by an ODA representative prior to use.
Many, but not all, states require only this form for legal importation of chicks and hatching eggs.
Prior to shipping to a state for the first time, check with that state’s animal health authorities in order to be sure that there are not additional requirements.
To obtain a supply of forms, or for questions regarding the form, please contact:
Dr. Brad R. LeaMaster