SC NPIP Additional Requirements for Avian Influenza Clean Breeding Flocks & HatcheriesParticipants must do the following to maintain U.S. Avian Influenza (AI) Clean status:
- Follow all the requirements for U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status.
- The breeding stock, replacement breeders and birds used as “setters” (up to 30 birds) must be Avian Influenza tested negative every 6 months. Each bird tested shall be identified with a SC NPIP/PIA numbered band.
- The avian influenza samples (throat swabs) will be collected by State Testers or State Inspectors and submitted to the Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for PCR testing.