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04 April 2009

Avian Influenza - APHIS Amends National Poultry Improvement Plan

from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the sampling and testing procedures in the voluntary National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). 

Specifically, APHIS is increasing the number of approved tests for avian influenza (AI) used in breeding and commercial poultry from two to four. In addition, APHIS will increase the frequency of required AI tests to 90-day intervals instead of 180-day intervals. 

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