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

2022 Blood Tester School Information

The NPIP Division licenses individuals to blood test birds for Pullorum-Typhoid (P-T) Disease caused by Salmonella Pullorum and Salmonella Gallinarum.  NPIP offers two types of in-person Blood Tester Schools: Commercial and Private.  These schools are scheduled to take place in the Spring of each year.  The Commercial Blood Testing Schools are for employees of poultry companies to enable them to blood test commercial flocks for NPIP programs.  The Private Blood Testing Schools are for individuals wanting to do testing for county fairs, shows, flea markets, sales, etc.  In addition, this licensing allows private testers to test their own birds, as well as other individuals’ birds.  Private testers are authorized to issue 90-Day certificates for the tested birds.

All Blood Testing Schools have been completed for 2022.  Schools for 2023 will be announced at a later date

Click here to view Fees Schedule for Schools.

For a list of CERTIFIED PRIVATE TESTERS by county in Arkansas, see 2202 Private Tester List.

Click here to view the Agreement to Perform as a Pullorum-Typhoid Private Poultry Testing Agent

Click here to view the Supply List.