New compartmentalization program for primary breeders
National Poultry Improvement Plan accepts program designed to facilitate trade
According to a release to members of the American Veterinarians in Egg Production circulated by Dr. Eric Gingerich, the recent National Poultry Improvement Plan Conference accepted a proposal submitted by the Association of Primary Poultry Breeder Veterinarians regarding compartmentalization.
The program adopted by the NPIP incorporates both requirements of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the guidelines recommended by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The compartmentalization program would allow primary breeders to ship product from their facilities, which are subjected to high levels of biosecurity and under surveillance in the presence of diseases which have resulted in area quarantines.
The principle of compartmentalization is designed to facilitate trade and logistics involved in supply of breeding stock.