Licensing of Private Blood Testers for Pullorum-Typhoid of Poultry, Harrison

Fri, April 21, 20178:20 AM - 3:30 PM

TO: All Interested Parties

FROM: Dr. Melissa Yates, Assistant State Veterinarian/NPIP Administrator

SUBJECT: Licensing of Private Blood Testers for Pullorum-Typhoid of Poultry

Poultry Blood Testing Schools have been scheduled for (Wednesday) April 12th in Batesville, (Friday) April 21st in Harrison and (Friday) April 28th in Little Rock.

The school in Harrison will be held at the Northwest Arkansas District Fairgrounds, 1400 Fairgrounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601. Call (870) 743-1011

Registration for the Harrison school will begin 8:20 am with the class convening at 8:30 am.

All classes should end in the early to mid-afternoon. Successful completion of these testing schools will result in the issuance of a Private Blood Tester's license. The licensing schedule is as follows:

1st attendance of school - 1 year license

2nd attendance of school - 2 year license

3rd attendance of school - 5 year license

Every 5 years thereafter, payment and agreement by mail will be acceptable.

All licenses must be in consecutive order, according to the above schedule, with no disruption in attendance. A licensing fee will be due upon issuance of license - $22.00 per year. Please have exact change or money order/personal check. If more information is needed, please contact:

Dr. Melissa Yates @ 501-907-2254 or

Jane Elrod @ 501-907-2446 or

Faye Ratthasombath @ 501-907-2258 or