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

2023 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.

2023 Blood Tester School

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Batesville: Commercial May 9th - Private Wednesday, May 10th
University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station,

70 Experiment Station Drive
Batesville, AR 72501

Little Rock: Commercial, Thursday, May 11th  - Private, Friday, May 12th
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Auditorium
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR  72204

Fayetteville: Commercial, Thursday, May 18th - Private, Friday, May 19th
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Auditorium
2536 North McConnell
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Commercial classes will start in the afternoon and Private classes will start in the morning. There is no pre-registration for the classes.  Registration will take place at each location prior to the beginning of class.

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For a list of CERTIFIED PRIVATE TESTERS by county in Arkansas, see 2023 Private Tester List.

Click here to view the Private Tester Supply List