The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection(DATCP) is waiving certain poultry testing requirements due to a shortage of an antigen used for testing. As a result, poultry owners do not need to test their birds for the Pullorum-Typhoid disease while the waiver is in effect.
The waiver applies until the antigen becomes available to certified testers. There is no time-frame for when the antigen may become available. Currently, only a single manufacturer makes the antigen. We will update this information should the antigen become available and testing become required.
Poultry owners must continue to test their birds for Mycoplasma gallisepticum or ensure the birds or eggs originated from a flock that tested negative for the disease in the calendar year
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ursula at the Fair Office, (715) 373-6125, Ext. 2, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org