Livestock & Poultry
Safeguarding human and animal health, assuring food safety and quality, and promoting Arkansas livestock and poultry industries for the benefit of our citizens
Poultry Health/NPIP Programs
Poultry owners should monitor their flocks and report any possible symptoms to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture at 501-823-1746.
To join our Subpart E flock certification waitlist, click here to complete the online form.
For a list of certified private testers by county in Arkansas, see Private Tester List.
Pullorum-Typhoid Antigen is available to NPIP Blood Testers from AVS Bio. This can be purchased at avsbio.com.
For assistance or questions regarding the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP):
NPIP Administrative Coordinator
NPIP Administrative Specialist
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a cooperative federal-state-industry mechanism developed for controlling certain poultry diseases. The NPIP consists of a variety of programs intended to prevent and control egg-transmitted, hatchery-disseminated poultry diseases. NPIP identifies states, flocks, hatcheries, and dealers that meet certain disease control standards specified in the various programs. As a result, customers can buy poultry tested clean of certain diseases or produced under disease-prevention conditions. Being a member of NPIP also allows greater ease in moving hatching eggs/live birds within the state, across state lines, and into other countries. In fact, most countries will not accept hatching eggs/live birds unless they can be shown as NPIP participants.
Presently, under the NPIP, Arkansas is proud to be designated as a "U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean State" in chickens and turkeys and a "U.S. Mycoplasma gallisepticum Clean State" in turkeys.
NPIP participants are classified under the following categories (subparts):
- Subpart B - Egg-Type Chicken
- Subpart C - Meat-Multiplier Type Chicken
- Subpart D - Turkey
- Subpart E - Waterfowl, Exhibition Poultry, and Game Bird Breeding Flocks
- Subpart H - Meat-Primary Type Chicken
For a list of NPIP Participants by State follow the link and select the desired state.
NPIP Flock/Hatchery Programs Available for the Commercial Sector (Subparts B, C, D, H):
- 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
NPIP Flock/Hatchery Programs available for the waterfowl, exhibition poultry, and game bird flocks (Subpart E):
- Pullorum-Typhoid Clean