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Recommendations during detection of HPAI in state

Recommendation from the State Veterinarian
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Important Update -
Salmonella Pullorum Typhoid Poultry Testing for Fairs

In previous years, WSDA field veterinarians conducted Salmonella Pullorum Typhoid (PT) blood testing and Avian
Influenza (AI) surveillance at select fairs. However at this time, WSDA veterinarians are collecting swabs for only
Avian Influenza surveillance. Therefore, private practitioners may be called upon to assist with PT blood collection
and testing.

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All chickens, exotic fowl, and game birds must test negative for Pullorum-Typhoid within 90 days prior to exhibition.
Waterfowl, doves, and pigeons are exempt from this rule. Exhibitors are exempt from this rule if they are members
of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP).

To test poultry for Salmonella Pullorum Typhoid, 1 ml of whole blood can be collected from the brachial vein
(medial aspect of the wing) and placed in a small red top Vacutainer® tube. Other veins may be used as well,
depending on the comfort level and experience of the practitioner.
Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory
2607 West Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98371 (253) 445-4537

If there are any further questions, please contact your WSDA regional field veterinarian for assistance.

Poultry Biosecurity Resources and Recommendations

Brochure: Keep Your Animals Healthy at the Fair

Poster: Clean up Your Act

Poultry Diseases of Concern

Here are some diseases of concern by species to watch out for at the fair:

Fairs and Exhibitions | Washington State Department of Agriculture

Poultry and Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT)

Fair Animal Health Requirements

The mandatory import and livestock inspection requirements and recommended animal health inspection regulations for entry to Washington fairs can be found here. Because individual fairs may apply more stringent regulations, exhibitors should contact fair management well in advance of an event for details regarding deadlines, required paperwork, fees, rules, and so on.

Requirements for Out-of-State Entries

The mandatory import and livestock inspection requirements for entry to Washington fairs can be found here. If you are traveling out of state for exhibition, you can find State specific requirements here at InterstateLivestock.com

If you have any questions, please call the State Veterinarians Office.

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