National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a cooperative Federal-State-Industry program developed to prevent or control certain egg-transmitted, hatchery-disseminated poultry diseases. The NPIP identifies states, flocks, hatcheries, and dealers that meet disease control standards so that customers can be sure that the poultry they buy has tested free of certain diseases.
Being a member of NPIP allows greater ease in moving hatching eggs and live birds within the state, across state lines, and to other countries. In fact, most countries will not accept poultry products unless they come from a NPIP participant.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health oversees Minnesota’s involvement with NPIP, regulates the importation and exportation of birds, and issues permits for breeder flocks. If you have questions about the NPIP , please contact the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory by phone at 320-231-5170 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPIP participants are classified under the following categories (subparts):
- Subpart B: Egg-Type Chicken
- Subpart C: Meat-Type Chicken
- Subpart D: Turkey
- Subpart E: Waterfowl, Exhibition Poultry, and Game Bird Breeding Flocks
NPIP Programs disease control programs:
- Pullorum-Typhoid Clean
- Mycoplasma gallisepticum Clean
- Mycoplasma synoviae Clean
- Mycoplasma meleagridis Clean
- Avian Influenza Clean
- Salmonella enteritidis Clean
- Mycoplasma gallisepticum Monitored
- Mycoplasma synoviae Monitored
- Salmonella Monitored
- Sanitation Monitored