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National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

The National Poultry Improvement Plan was established in the early 1930's to provide a cooperative industry, state, and federal program for the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country. The NPIP currently includes commercial poultry, turkeys, waterfowl, exhibition poultry, backyard poultry, and game birds.

The program includes testing and monitoring for various strains of Salmonella, Mycoplasma, and Avian Influenza.

Check out these links for more information about the NPIP:

California Poultry Federation - NPIP

USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - NPIP


In California, the CAHFS laboratory system offers testing for specific diseases covered by the NPIP.


Introduction to CA Poultry Federation, NPIP, and CAHFS - Monica Della Maggiore