Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory (MPTL)
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory (MPTL) in Willmar provides all the required disease testing for the state's poultry industry to officially certify the absence of potentially harmful diseases.
The primary focus of the MPTL is to serve four segments of the poultry industry: turkey, broiler, egg-type chicken, and the game bird/waterfowl production.
Since 1954, the lab has worked with the poultry industry to conduct all the tests required for certain eradication and disease control programs. By detecting disease at the breeder flock level, the lab helps to prevent the spread of hatchery-disseminated diseases such as salmonella and mycoplasma to commercial flocks.
A cooperative venture between the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota, the MPTL is the official poultry testing lab of the Board. The laboratory provides a full range of poultry diagnostic services including testing for Salmonella, Avian Influenza, Avian Pneumovirus, Pullorum-typhoid and Mycoplasma. The MPTL has been accredited by the USDA National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP).
P.O. Box 126
622 Business Hwy 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201