Modern poultry enthusiasts and industry members use the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to protect and improve flock health and to sell disease-free poultry nationwide. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) uses the NPIP program in this way as a tool to protect Oregon’s poultry network.
Through the program, ODA works in cooperation with NPIP participants to test for Salmonella Pullorum, avian influenza, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, and Mycoplasma synoviae using NPIP program standards.
NPIP participation benefits
- Monitors the health of your flock and provides certification through regular testing.
- Limits the likelihood of introduction of disease into your flock through continued purchasing of health certified birds, and enhanced biosecurity practices. Participation also enables you to sell birds to other NPIP members without additional testing.
- Promotes interstate movement and shipment of poultry and the certification can be used as a promotion tool for your poultry business.
- Fulfills many exhibition requirements at poultry shows. This is useful, as NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean states must have negative test results for birds at shows and fairs in their state.
- Submit your application and once it has been processed, the field veterinarian in your area will contact you to set up an inspection and flock testing appointment.
- Participants are required to:
- Have an annual flock and premises inspection and to test for Salmonella Pullorum.
- Keep records of poultry purchases using VS 9-3 forms (Report of Sales of Hatching Eggs, Chicks and Poults).