Wisconsin Certified Pullorum Tester Training to be held at NGLVC- May 3

2017 Wisconsin Certified Pullorum Tester Training Seminars for Poultry

Reddish chicken with green background

Reddish chicken

A pullorum tester training seminar will be conducted at the following locations:

  • April 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference Center (Conference room)
    5253 Harding Ave., Plover, WI 54467
  • May 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (Theater)
    29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806

The seminar is for people who would like to become a certified pullorum tester for poultry in Wisconsin. Certified testers can test their own or others’ poultry so that flocks can qualify for the National Poultry Improvement Program, Wisconsin Tested Flock Program, or individual testing requirements. These testing programs allow owners to move birds for fairs, exhibits, and sales. Certified testers must be at least 18 years old, and adhere to NPIP and Wisconsin Tested Flock program standards. They do not need to be veterinarians or veterinary technicians. The seminar will explain the requirements for the poultry testing programs, and demonstrate how to test for poultry diseases – salmonella pullorum and mycoplasma gallisepticum.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 80 people that register. Please contact Margie Proost by April 17, 2017 to register at 608-224-4877 or by email at margaret.proost@wisconsin.gov.
The fee to become a certified pullorum tester is $25. A form will be supplied at the seminar that must be mailed with your payment within two weeks after attending the seminar.