The Pullorum-Typhoid (PT) Program requires all domestic poultry (chicken, guinea, pheasant, quail, peafowl and turkey) offered for sale, trade, or used to produce offspring for sale or trade must be tested for pullorum and typhoid and found to be free of infection. In addition, the program requires all poultry going to public exhibition or public sale to be found free of infection or originate from a certified clean flock. TVMDL is the recordkeeping authority for this program in Texas.
Roster of Authorized Testers
TVMDL maintains a list of all authorized PT testers in the state. Visit the online roster to view the individuals available to test flocks in your area. Flock owners enrolled in the Texas Animal Health Commission’s (TAHC) Domestic and Exotic Fowl Registration Program may request a TAHC inspector to perform PT testing.
FAQ for Bird OwnersHow old do my birds need to be to get tested for P/T?
Who do I contact to sell my yard eggs/infertile eggs?
What does a flock owner need in order to sell or show hatching eggs, chicks, or poultry in the state?
- Have flock tested for Pullorum-Typhoid
- Fowl Registration License – Texas Animal Health Commission (link at bottom of page)
- Join NPIP program – optional (link on left side of page)
- Beneficial for flock owners shipping hatching eggs, chicks, or birds out of state
How much does it cost to get my flock tested?
How do I schedule a test for my birds?
Who can test my flock for PT?
If flock owners are unable to find an Authorized Testing Agent within their county, they may request testers from surrounding counties. Flock owners selling or showing their birds in Texas may also reach out to the sale or show to inquire about if testing is provided at the door or gate of the event. Please note that flock owners that have birds tested at a sale or show may not receive any paperwork following the test.
What documentation will I receive following a PT test?
For those only showing or selling poultry in Texas, TVMDL recommends owners contact the sale and/or show to inquire if testing will be provided at the door or gate. If you receive testing at a show or sale you will not receive any paperwork for poultry.
Resources for Flock Owners
The P/T office has compiled several resources for flock owners. Visit the resources for flock owners page for more information.