The NPIP is an industry-state-federal program for the improvement of poultry and poultry products. It establishes standards for the evaluation of poultry breeding stock and hatchery products with respect to freedom from hatchery-disseminated diseases. The NPIP has active control programs for Salmonella pullorum, Salmonella gallinarum, Salmonella enteritidis, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, and Mycoplasma meleagridis.
Definition of PoultryPoultry shall mean domesticated fowl, including chickens, turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, waterfowl, and game birds, except doves and pigeons, which are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat.
Participation in the NPIP program in NebraskaA. Independent Flock Owners of Waterfowl, Exhibition Poultry, and Game Birds
Flock size 1 - 30 .. test allGame birds are not addressed in the Nebraska Poultry Disease Control Act. They should be an NPIP participating flock if they are selling hatching eggs or birds interstate.
Flock size 31 - 300 . . . . .test 30
Flock size > 300. . .. test 10% up to 300 maximum
Flock size 1 - 30 . test allC. Dealers
Flock size 31 - 300 . . test 30
Flock size > 300. . test 10% up to 300 maximum
Importation of PoultryAll hatching eggs and poultry imported into Nebraska must originate from NPIP participating flocks, hatcheries, dealers, or a flock of equivalent status, or tested and found negative for pullorum and typhoid.
Exhibition and Sale of Poultry
The 2001 Unicameral passed legislation that allowed for the revision of the Poultry Disease Control Regulations. The major changes in the regulations were to remove the requirement for a change of ownership test for poultry sold within the state and the requirement for all poultry to be tested prior to being exhibited. These two changes greatly reduced the testing requirements for Nebraska poultry producers.
To maintain our pullorum typhoid-free status, the State must conduct a surveillance testing program. The Bureau will conduct testing of poultry over four months of age at exhibitions. Poultry exempt from testing will be:
Exotic Animal Auction or Exchange Venue1. All animals, except fish and reptiles, coming into Nebraska, require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
For more information about the NPIP Program in Nebraska contact: