ATTENTION POULTRY EXHIBITORS!
Pullorum Testing will be held for birds at least 4 months (16 weeks) old.
Chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, peacocks, pheasants & quail are eligible.
(Pigeons and waterfowl are exempt from testing)
Birds obtained from an NPIP-certified hatchery/flock (or from a feed store) may exhibit with a copy of the NPIP certificate or receipt showing the NPIP information. These expire in one year.
This is a requirement to exhibit at the County and State Fairs.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Teresa Adell. firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-547-2536 x225 or 607-433-2521.
Pullorum is caused by bacteria belonging to the Salmonella family
Transmission is direct egg transmission of hatched eggs
Carrier birds harbor the diseased germs in reproductive organs bird-to-bird contact
Testing is conducted by a small amount of blood obtained from the wing vein
All birds are identified with NYS leg bands
* Leg bands are for identification purposes only and may be left on indefinitely
However, they do not indicate their current negative status.
Partial flock testing: Testing only those birds that will be showing at the fair that year.
Required annually for showing at County fairs in NYS) *Leg bands do not indicate a current test*
**No more than 20 birds per family will be tested at a clinic.
Full flock testing: Testing up to 30 birds (or 25% of the flock) on the premises over 4
months of age. Required annually for showing and/or selling poultry out of state and
some poultry shows in NYS. A flock certificate from NPIP will be issued and is valid for one year at NYS County Fairs.
*NYS is a participant in NPIP (National Poultry Improvement Program) and an annual full flock test is required to participate.
For Further Information Contact:
NYS Agriculture and Markets (518) 457-3502
Christine Singley – NYS Agriculture and Markets (518) 457-3502
For further information on NPIP email@example.com
Elizabeth Holmes, LVT/ Animal Health Inspector (518) 321-5002 or
Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a complete flock test
4-H Subject Educator
Otsego County Fairgrounds
469 Mill Street
Morris, NY 13808
Last updated May 11, 2023