PT Recertification Manual

This manual helps those who are seeking to recertify their Blood Testing Status (required every 5 years in Iowa).  Each Section reviews material covered in the Iowa Poultry Blood Testing School. By reviewing these presentations you will be prepared to pass the Recertification Exam.  

Those who are attending the Blood Testing School for the first time are welcome to review the presentations below.  This will give you a better understanding of the material when it is covered in class. Taking the exam online is only available to current testers whom are recertifying. 

Welcome & NPIP History

NPIP Rules & Testing Forms

This section provides an overview of NPIP rules and reviews the forms used by PT Testers.

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship – 2018 Exhibition Requirements

Dr. David Schmitt, State Veterinarian

This presentation, given by State Veterinarian Dr. David Schmitt, contains important information on the movement of poultry within the state of Iowa.

Salmonella, Mycoplasma and Avian Influenza

This presentation contains information on the poultry diseases monitored by NPIP and specific PT testing information.

Biosecurity Basics

This section will introduce you to what biosecurity is and help you to prevent and control disease in a typical poultry backyard flock.

Backyard Poultry Diseases

This presentation contains information on the top ten backyard poultry diseases that every flock owner should be aware of.

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