All turkey breeder flocks participate in the Mycoplasma test programs. All egg-type and meat-type chicken breeder flocks participate in the MG and MS programs. MG and MS programs are required breeder programs.
Any breeder flocks positive for MG or MS are quarantined. No products can be used until all positive birds are removed unless the breeder flock and hatchery agree to participate in a Board-approved salvage program. Positive flocks are usually depopulated.
Mycoplasma meleagridis is a voluntary program and positive flocks are not quarantined or restricted.
Minnesota received the U.S. Mycoplasma gallisepticum Clean State -Turkey classification in February 1980. Minnesota also received the U.S. Mycoplasma synoviae Clean State -Turkey and U.S. Mycoplasma gallisepticum Clean State - Meat Type Chicken classifications in March 2003.
General Testing Information
The laboratory accepts samples from hatcheries and flock owners permitted with the Board. All samples must be collected by an authorized testing agent. For supplies, forms and testing schedules, please contact MPTL at 320-231-5170 or email@example.com.