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Certified Pullorum Testing

Screening your flock for antibodies indicating Salmonella Pullorum

  • 3 hr
  • $2 per bird + miles
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

The bacterium Salmonella Pullorum is what causes Pullorum Disease in chicks and poults. It produces white diarrhea, dehydration, and high fatality in young birds infected, and those who've recovered become lifelong carriers that produce Salmonella pullorum infected eggs which further causes disease in chicks. With the creation of the U.S. National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) in 1935, full-scale blood testing, and eradication of infected birds, the disease has been nearly eliminated from commercial poultry flocks since the 1970s. Unfortunately, trace amounts of the infection still remain in backyard flocks and has the potential to spread from being locally isolated into commercial poultry. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) work collectively on requiring a negative Pullorum Typhoid test for birds older than 16 weeks before engaging in sales, swaps, or shows. Listed below are the species that may become sick: -chickens -guineas -parrots -partridges -peafowl -pheasants -quail -sparrows -turkeys We can provide the rapid whole-blood plate test that is used to diagnose illness, but it's only meant for use in chickens and the other species listed EXCEPT for turkeys. Different testing methods must be used for turkeys, please contact OPA for further details. Listed below are the species that are exempt from testing: -doves -pigeons -waterfowl Feel free to get with us for individual and flock requirements, and more information.

Cancellation Policy

Whitherward Farm requests 24 hours notice upon canceling or rescheduling a Farm Tour Field Trip, a Rustic Farm Photography session, or a Certified Pollorum Testing appointment. If prior notice is not given within 24 hours of your scheduled time, there will be no refund on money received for services.

Contact Details


6933 West Frederick Garland Road, West Milton, OH, USA

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