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Ch. 13 - Poultry
Pullorum and Typhoid Diseases

100 To control pullorum and typhoid disease, all hatcherymen, chick dealers, or any person, persons, firm or corporation selling incubator hatched chicks or poults, or doing custom hatching, must register with and obtain a permit and official poster from the Mississippi Board of animal Health each year. (Fiscal year for permits for hatcherymen begins July 1 and ends June 30. For chick dealers, or any persons, person, form or corporation, the fiscal year begins January 1 and ends December 31. The permit and poster shall be prominently displayed in a place of business where chicks or poults are sold or held for sale.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

101 Pullorum and typhoid control and eradication.

1. Any and all chicks, poults, hatching eggs, and breeding stock shipped or transported into Mississippi must be produced from flocks which meet the following requirement:

a. They shall meet the pullorum-typhoid control requirements of U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean as outlined in the rules of the national Poultry and Turkey Improvement Plans.

b. A certificate showing the chicks, poults, hatching eggs or breeding stock were produced from flocks meeting the above requirements, or any requirements of the Mississippi board of animal Health, must accompany any shipment into Mississippi, regardless of the manner in which such chicks, poults, hatching eggs, or breeding stock is shipped, transported, carried, sent or otherwise brought into Mississippi.

c. One copy of this certificate above mentioned must be attached to the shipment and two copies must be sent to the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, Jackson, Mississippi, at the time of shipment, except those operating under the supervision of the National Poultry or Turkey Improvement Plan, in which case one copy of NPIP Form 15, or a statement in writing from the producer showing the date of shipment, breed and variety, and pullorum-typhoid classification shall be attached to the shipment.

d. Each package of chicks or poults or hatching eggs shall have attached an official label approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health designating the breed and variety, the date and hour hatched (chicks or poults, and the pullorum-typhoid classification, and the name and address of the person or firm from whom they came.

2. Any and all incubator hatched chicks or poults offered for sale or custom hatched within Mississippi must be produced from flocks which have been demonstrated to be free from pullorum and typhoid by one of the following criteria:

a. The chicken flock shall be tested for pullorum-typhoid when the breeding birds are more than 5 months of age, and shall contain no reactors, the last test being made within 12 months, immediately preceding the date of sale or hatching eggs or chicks from such flocks, provided, that if a reactor or reactors are found on the first test the flock may qualify with two consecutive official negative tests.

b. A multiplier breeding chicken flock may also be deemed to be free from pullorum and typhoid by meeting the following specifications:

i. The flock is composed entirely of birds that originated (1) from flocks that qualified as U. S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean on the basis of an official blood test of all birds in the flock as provided in subsections(1)-(2) of this section from flocks that met equivalent blood testing requirements under official supervision; and

ii. A sample comprised of at least 25 percent of the birds in the flock has been officially blood tested within the past 12 months with no reactors; provided, that the percentage of the flock included in the sample may be reduced by 5 percentage points following each year in which there is no evidence of infection on the premises; and provided further, that the sample tested for the qualification of a flock under this subparagraph shall include at least 500 birds the first year, 400 the second year, 300 the third year, 200 the fourth year, and 100 the fifth year.

c. The turkey flock must be tested for pullorum-typhoid:

i. The turkey flock must be tested for pullorum-typhoid when the breeding birds are more than 4 months of age, and shall contain no reactors, the last test being made within 12 months immediately preceding the date of sale of hatching eggs or poults from such flock, provided, that if a reactor or reactors are found on the first test the flock may qualify as Pullorum-Typhoid Clean with two consecutive official negative tests OR

ii. A multiplier breeder turkey flock may also be deemed to be free from pullorum and typhoid by meeting the specifications set forth in subsection 2(a) - (b) of this section for chickens.

iii. A flock having a reactor or reactors shall not have official retest for a period of 21 days. This applies to both chickens and turkeys.

iv. All reactors shall be immediately removed from the flock and from the premises and sold for immediate slaughter only.

d. Testing for pullorum-typhoid disease must be done by a testing agent authorized and licensed by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

e. Pullorum-typhoid testing in chickens must be done by one of the three following methods which are recommended by the National Poultry

Improvement Plan: 1. Whole blood stained antigen. 2. Rapid serum. 3. Tube agglutination.

f. Pullorum-typhoid testing in turkeys must be done by one of the following methods which are recommended by the National Turkey Improvement Plan:

i. Rapid serum

ii. Tube agglutination

g. The flock from which chicks or poults are hatched must have been in a vigorous, health condition at the time the pullorum-typhoid test was made.

i. At least 15 percent of flocks with each hatchery, or hatching egg dealer, from which chicken or turkey eggs are to be received for hatching purposes must be audited by the Poultry supervisor each year. Those flocks that are under the supervision of the National Poultry and turkey Improvement Plans may be audited by Plan representatives approved by Miss. Board of Animal Health.

ii. Flocks must be maintained under good management.

iii. Flocks must be maintained under rigid sanitation and disease control program.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

 

Hatcheries, Chick Dealers

102 All hatcheries, chick dealers, or any person or persons, firm or corporation selling incubator hatched chicks or poults or selling or handling chicken or turkey hatching eggs or doing custom hatching must meet the requirements of sections 100 and 101, as above and below stated.

1. Hatchery or hatcheries

a. Premises and equipment shall be kept in a strictly sanitary condition at all times, properly cleaned and disinfected.

b. Eggs in incubators shall be fumigated at least once during the last three days of each hatch, this fumigation to be done with a fumigant recommended by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and according to their recommended procedure.

c. Where it is necessary to hold chicks beyond 36 hours, they shall not be held in boxes, but shall be held in approved type battery brooders so that they can be fed and watered.

d. No chicks shall be sold that are more than 60 hours old unless they have been fed and watered.

e. Chicks shall be sold locally or shipped in approved type chick boxes.

f. Chicks shall not be held or brooded in the incubator room, but shall be kept in a room completely separate from the incubator room.

g. Chicks shall be held in a room that is kept clean and sanitary and free from drafts.

h. Commercial eggs shall not be kept in the same room with hatching eggs.

Hatching eggs shall not be put in cases that have been used for commercial use.

i. No eggs shall be set in any incubator until and unless proper forms (Pullorum-typhoid testing report or evidence thereof) are on file:

i. In the State office of the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, Jackson , Mississippi

ii. OR in the State office of the Mississippi Poultry Association, Inc., P. O. Box 5425, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

A. For eggs produced in Mississippi , file NPIP Form 3-B.

B. For eggs not produced in Mississippi , comply with 10 below.

j. For any hatching eggs, chicks or poults purchased from out-of-state, the purchaser shall report his “intentions to purchase” on forms supplied for that purpose. The “intention to purchase” shall contain the name and address of the seller, name and address of the purchaser, approximate date or period of delivery, date of the report, breed and variety and pullorum-typhoid classification. Only one report of “intention to purchase” is necessary to cover all lots and purchases from a single source for the period January 1 to December 31.

i. If participating in NPIP, they shall report to the Official State Agency (State Office, MPA, Inc., Mississippi State , MS ) their intentions to purchase hatching eggs and chicks or poults on forms supplied for that purpose. The purchaser shall, for each lot of Form NPIP-15, or a statement in writing from the producer showing the date of shipment, name and address of producer, quantity of eggs, chicks or poults, the breed and variety and the pullorum-typhoid classification.

ii. If not participating in the NPIP, they shall report to the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, Jackson , Mississippi , their intentions to purchase hatching eggs, and chicks or poults on a form supplied for that purpose. The purchaser shall, for each lot of hatching eggs, chicks or poults purchased, secure a copy of Form NPIP-15, or a statement in writing from the producer showing the date of shipment, name and address of producer, quantity of eggs, chicks or poults, the breed and variety and the pullorum-typhoid classification.

2. Chick Dealer or Dealers

a. They must comply with section 100 of this chapter concerning permit and poster.

b. They must comply with this section, except paragraphs (b), (h) and (i) of subsection (1) above.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

 

Laboratory Duties, Poultry Supervisor Duties

103.01 All diagnostic laboratories within the State of Mississippi are required to report to the State Veterinarian, Mississippi Board of animal Health, Jackson , within 48 hours the source of all poultry specimens from which S. Pullorum or S. Gallinarum is isolated.

103.02 All reports of S. Pullorum of S. Gallinarum isolations are promptly followed by an investigation by the Poultry Supervisor to determine the origin of infection and he shall attempt to eliminate the source of infection.

103.03 All flocks found to be infected with Pullorum or Typhoid are quarantined until

1. marketed under the supervision of the Poultry Supervisor, or

2. have been subsequently blood tested and all birds in such flocks failed to demonstrate Pullorum or Typhoid infection. The use of eggs produced by a quarantined flock for hatching egg purposes is prohibited.

103.04 When Salmonella or Arizona organisms are isolated from specimens which originated in a Mississippi hatchery, the Poultry Supervisor shall attempt to locate and eliminate the source of the infection. Those hatcheries that are under the supervision of the Nation Poultry and Turkey Improvement Plans may be investigated by a Plan representative approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

103.05 The results of the investigation shall be reported by the Poultry Supervisor or The Official State Agency to the AH Division, U. S. Department of Agriculture on forms supplied for that purpose.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Poultry Exhibits

104.01 1.All chickens and turkeys going to public exhibition must come from U.S.

Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks, or have had a negative

Pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days of going to public exhibition.

2. All chickens or turkeys entered for exhibition purposes must be accompanied by a certificate of purchase.

3. Any bird that develops symptoms of disease while on exhibit in any show must be immediately removed from the show room.

104.02 Building for housing exhibits should, if at all possible, provide the following:

1. Ample space for coops.

2. Tables for coops about 30 inches high from floor or ground.

3. Proper ventilation.

4. Protection from wind, rain, cold or heat (too much direct sunlight).

5. Protection from excessive dust or dampness.

104.03 Equipment and material, if at all possible:

1. Drinking cups, thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

2. Sufficient clean litter in coops.

3. Wire exhibition coops as adopted by the American Poultry Association, in sufficient number so that birds will not be crowded.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

 

Disposal of Dead Poultry

105.01 No dead poultry, carcasses, offal or any parts of any dead poultry shall be disposed of by throwing or leaving along public roads, in fields or woods or in any place; but must be properly disposed of in an approved incinerator, compost system, or freezer.

105.02 The premises of each person growing poultry for himself or others, including turkeys, commercial eggs, hatching eggs and broilers for commercial purposes is hereby quarantined upon the placing of any dead poultry carcass (when death results from other than in connection with the slaughter thereof) in other than a, incinerator, compost unit or freezer unit approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health. Such quarantine shall not be applicable to any person growing poultry who provides and maintains a method of disposal of dead poultry carcasses that has been approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health as satisfactory to him to prevent the spread of disease.

105.03 To aid in the enforcement of the laws of this State, and these regulations, the Mississippi Board of Animal Health shall issue to each person growing poultry, for himself or others, a certificate of compliance with the provisions of the laws relating to disease prevention and these Regulations, when the grower:

1. Provides and maintains an approved, incinerator, or compost unit of a size and design adequate to dispose of dead poultry carcasses wherein all dead poultry carcasses are disposed of in a manner approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health to prevent the spread of disease. Further that the composter or incinerator unit be located at least 150 feet from the property line or 600 feet from the nearest dwelling.

2. Provides and maintains a method of disposal of dead poultry carcasses that has been approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health as satisfactory to prevent the spread of disease.

3. Provides a freezer unit approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health as an approved method of disposal.

(Amended October 14, 1999.)

105.04 The Mississippi Board of Animal Health shall determine the form and contents of the certificate issued to the grower. The certificate shall be numbered and shall be valid until cancelled or revoked by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health. The violation of any of these Regulations shall be sufficient grounds for the revocation or cancellation, revocation or suspension of the certificate provided therein, after notice and hearing. A permit number issued by the Board of Animal Health shall be affixed to each disposal facility. It shall be the responsibility of the grower to supply this number to the poultry integrator as evidence of compliance with this regulation. It shall be the responsibility of the integrator to include this number with each contract issued.

(Amended May 17, 2005.)

105.05 Incinerators, or compost units shall be constructed in a manner and be of a design capable of providing a method of disposal of dead poultry carcasses in a manner to prevent the spread of disease. Each such unit shall be utilized in such a manner as to dispose of the contents thereof effectively. Disposal units shall be of a design, and constructed in a manner, approved by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

105.06 To request permits for freezers, each complex must submit to the Board, in writing, a proposal for the purchase installation and maintenance of the freezers, as well as the protocol for collection and transportation of the dead birds. Permits to individual growers will be issued based on approval by the Board of the plan submitted by the complex. Each complex must agree to be responsible for making sure the freezers are emptied in a timely manner and dead birds taken to an approved disposal facility. There must be a letter from an approved disposal facility agreeing to handle the dead chickens.

105.07 On and after October 1, 1998, no pits will be dug for the normal disposal of dead commercial poultry in Mississippi . Any pit in use on October 1, 1998, will continue to be used until it becomes filled. When another approved method of disposal has become available, pits may no longer be used,. All remaining pits shall be filled in per Board of Animal Health instructions.

(Amended July 9, 1997; March 6, 2003.)

105.08 No poultry processing plant shall process poultry from any poultry grower unless the grower shall submit proof, prior to purchase or delivery, of compliance with the provisions of these regulations. Receipt by the purchaser of the Number of the Certificate of the Mississippi Board of Animal Health issued to the grower shall be sufficient compliance with this regulation. The invoice or other writing executed by the processing plant in connection with each purchase of poultry shall have the Certificate Number of the grower written on or otherwise indicated thereon.

105.09 In cases of catastrophic loss, emergency permits for pits can be granted by contacting the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

105.10 The Board shall allow the use of alligator farms to dispose of dead poultry

When the approved guidelines are followed. Guidelines for the use of alligators for disposal of poultry mortality

1. Using alligators for the disposal of poultry mortality is an experimental only method , approved by the State Veterinarian, on a case by case bases. If at any time the State Veterinarian determines that this method presents a risk of spreading avian diseases, the approval may be revoked for the individual grower or for the method entirely.

2. The poultry integrator must agree for the individual poultry grower to use alligators for the disposal of poultry mortality.

3. The grower must have an approved alternate method of disposal of dead chickens available on farm.

4. Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries must approve each poultry grower's site and issue a permit to have alligators

5. Only poultry from a grower's operation may be fed to alligators on his premise. No poultry may be brought onto a poultry grower's premise for the purpose of feeding to alligators. No poultry for the purpose of feeding alligators may be transported on public roads at any time.

6. The Mississippi Board of Animal Health will randomly pull water samples to test for bacteria.

7. There will be no onsite processing of the alligators.

8. Hot houses and storage lagoon must be designed by NRCS. In addition, the wall surrounding the pool must be constructed of concrete or brick and be a minimum of 36 inches tall.

9. The Mississippi Board of Animal Health will routinely inspect these facilities to ensure compliance with these guidelines and other rules governing the disposal of Poultry mortality.

(Amended November 16, 2000.)

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Testing of Reportable Diseases

106.01 Testing of tissue and blood samples of poultry, for diseases which are reportable to the state veterinarian, may only be performed by laboratories approved by the state veterinarian. This includes testing for export purposes, when such diseases are reportable. Reportable diseases that are covered under this regulation include Avian Influenza(AI), Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT), Mycoplasma sp (MG/MS), Salmonella pullorum and Exotic Newcastle Disease.

106.02 Laboratory Approval Process. Since animal disease surveillance and laboratory diagnosis are integral to establishing the health status of the national herds and flocks as well as individual animals destined for export, the OIE has developed a set of standards for acceptable laboratory practices (Standard for Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Conducting Tests for Infectious Animal Diseases). The purpose of this document is to establish laboratory standards that must be used when producing data for use in establishing infectious disease status. The current OIE Standard for Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Conducting Tests for Infectious Animal Diseases is based on ISO 17025 and other standards, and incorporates parts of the ISO 9000 series that are relevant to the scope of testing. Rapid reporting of results is critical to the response of a potentially devastating poultry disease. A laboratory shall be considered approved as long as all three of the criteria listed below are met.

1. Reporting Standard:

a. All suspect and positive results are to be immediately reported to the State Veterinarian via phone and fax.

b. A monthly summary of the number of tests performed and their results for each disease shall be supplied to the State Veterinarian's Office.

2. Laboratory Standards:

a. The laboratory must provide documentation of accreditation based on the ISO 17025 standard such as accreditation provided by American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) or American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

b. The state veterinarian (or designee) reserves the right to inspect and audit the laboratory.

3. Notification: Prior to sample submission, notify the state veterinarian in writing with the name, address, and phone number of the laboratory to be used. Use of the Mississippi Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which is the primary regulatory laboratory for Mississippi , does not require this notification.

(Amended May 17, 2005.)

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Penalty

107 Any hatcheryman, chick dealer, or any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any of the sections 100-107 of this chapter shall be guilty of the violation of the laws, rules and regulations of the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Control and Eradication Of Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) Of Poultry

108.01 By virtue of authority granted the Mississippi Board of Animal Health under the provisions of the State laws governing the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, and particularly Sections 69-15-9, 69-15-115, Mississippi Code 1972, the following regulation is adopted governing the control and eradication of Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) of poultry in Mississippi .

1. Vaccines: ILT Vaccines may not be sold or used within the State of Mississippi without the written approval of the State Veterinarian.

2. Chick Embryo “CEO” Vaccine is not permitted for use or sale within the State of Mississippi unless with written permission from the State Veterinarian. This vaccine will only be used after an epidemiological investigation has been performed and it has been determined that CEO Vaccines are necessary for control of the disease. The State Veterinarian, in consultation with the Poultry Disease Taskforce, shall establish the type, method and timing of vaccination.

3. ILT is a reportable disease in Mississippi . A laboratory diagnosis, field diagnosis or suspicion of disease must be reported immediately to the State Veterinarian. Information on reported breaks will be relayed each company and the Poultry Disease Taskforce will be activated.

4. Affected farms must follow cleaning and disinfecting, sanitary and management procedures and on-farm traffic control measures as required by the Board of Animal Health. See “Procedures For ILT-Positive Premises”.

5. Chickens produced from known ILT infected areas shall not be allowed entry into Mississippi except by permit from the State Veterinarian.

6. The movement of any poultry (including, but not limited to, broilers and spent fowl for processing) from infected farms shall be moved only under the supervision of the Board of Animal Health.

7. Restricting the movements of poultry litter may be necessary in the control of ILT. This may include a ban on movements or requiring permits by the State Veterinarian prior to movements.

8. Based on epidemiology of the outbreak and input from the Poultry Technical Committee, vaccination programs may be implemented by the State Veterinarian as a necessary part of the control of the outbreak.

(Amended June 9, 1999, 2011) 

 

108.02 Penalty: Violators of subsection 108.01 of this chapter shall be guilty of violation of the laws, rules and regulations of the Mississippi Board of Animal Health and subject to penalties as provided by the law.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Procedures For ILT-Postive Premises (Where CEO Vaccination has NOT been performed

109.01 Live and dead birds left by catching crew shall be properly disposed of as soon as possible.

 

109.02 As soon as catchers finish catching, the houses shall be tightly closed up and heated to a minimum of 100°F preferably up to 115°-120°F for 100 hours.

109.03 It would be more beneficial if possible to wash down the houses or at the minimum wet the litter or windrow the litter to enhance the temperature process and the killing of the virus.

109.04 When litter has to be removed, it is to be deep stacked and covered with a tarp or heavy polyethylene that is tied down or heavily weighted so it will not move. Litter temperature should then reach a minimum temperature of 140°F and should remain covered for a minimum of two weeks. This litter can only be spread or buried on this premise at least one-quarter mile from nearest poultry house. Movement of litter off premise requires a permit from the State Veterinarian.

109.05 Each farm with a positive ILT flock shall have a minimum of 21 days downtime between flocks.

109.06 All leftover feed in the poultry houses will be disposed of on location.

109.07 In lieu of the above-mentioned procedures, the State Veterinarian may approve alternate methods for on-farm virus inactivation.

109.08 Biosecurity and traffic control measures for affected farms will be implemented and overseen by the Board of Animal Health.

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.

Avian Influenza Program

110.01 Entry Requirements:

1. All poultry and waterfowl- (including direct to slaughter) requires a negative AGID of 20 birds per flock within 15 days of shipment. If the flock is a participant in the NPIP AI Clean, or part of a recognized State Monitoring Plan that is equivalent, then this requirement is waived.

2. Pet birds susceptible to AI may not enter from an affected area without a negative test.

3. No poultry, waterfowl or susceptible pet birds may enter Mississippi from an affected area without a prior permit.

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

110.02 AI Surveillance Plan (no disease present in state): The surveillance plan is designed for commercial poultry only. This plan is designed to give assurance to our poultry industry and to international trading partners that commercial poultry in Mississippi is free from avian influenza.

1. Commercial Broiler/Layers breeder flocks (AI NPIP Protocol) - 30 blood samples to qualify/ then 30 samples per quarter with MG/MS blood

2. Commercial Layers- 15 eggs every 30 days (representative samples from within the house) 50% of houses (Texas Plan) or testing option under NPIP Proposed Plan.

3. Broiler flocks- suffering from significant respiratory disease or mortality will have samples submitted for AI surveillance.

4. All Pullets/Hens that are submitted for illness or death will have samples submitted for AI testing.

5. Commercial Broilers -

11 samples/shift/plant (NPIP proposed plan)

11 Samples/flock prior to processing (NPIP proposed plan)

15 samples/flock- 25% of flocks (Texas Plan)

6. Sample Submission- CVM –Poultry Research Diagnostic Laboratory (PDRL) or laboratory approved by the State Veterinarian. See Poultry Regulation 13 section IV; Testing of Reportable Diseases.

a. Blood for routine monitoring program – AGID test or ELISA with AGID confirmation of positives.

b. Tracheal/Cloachal swabs for PCR/Directogen/Virus Isolation for disease surveillance program

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

110.03 Action to be taken on notification of positive AGID (no clinical signs in flock)

1. Notification of Company

2. Collection of samples for PCR and Virus isolation at CVM-PRDL

3. Forward samples to NVSL for confirmation

4. Initiate Stage 1 of the Emergency Response Plan

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

110.04 Action to be taken upon notification of a presumed positive H5/H7 test to avian influenza or a highly suspicious diagnosis based on clinical signs and or positive AGID. A “presumed positive' is any positive test, not yet confirmed by NVSL

1. Action to be taken by State Veterinarian

a. Notify Industry(Contact List)

b. Issue Quarantine/ Hold Order to affected farm

c. Activate Response Plan (Stage II of Emergency Poultry Disease Response Plan)

d. Activate Euthanasia/Disposal Plan-Depopulate flock (presumed positive test) at company expense

e. Utilize indemnity plan for non-commercial poultry (if needed)

f. Begin epidemiological investigation

g. Begin surveillance of all poultry (commercial &non-commercial) within 3 miles of Infected Premise (IP). Commercial surveillance will be made by daily pick up of daily dead from farms within the surveillance zone. Non-commercial surveillance will consist on farm sample collection.

2. Action to be taken by Company. Activate Company Emergency Response Plan (Biosecurity Plans)

3. Action to be taken by Grower. Activate Grower Emergency Response Plan (Biosecurity Plan)

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

110.05 Action to be taken upon notification of confirmed non H5/H7 LPAI

1. Action to be taken by State Veterinarian

a. implement area surveillance.

b. Implement Stage I/II of Emergency Response Plan

c. Slaughter / move flocks and products only under permission (if needed)

d. Implement indemnity plan for non-commercial poultry (if needed)

2. Action to be taken by Company. Implement stringent biosecurity plans

3. Action to be taken by Grower. Implement stringent biosecurity plans

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

110.06 Action to be taken by State Veterinarian /Company / Grower upon notification of confirmed H5/H7 LPAI.

1. Implement Stage II/III Emergency Poultry Disease Response Plan

2. Complete epidemiological investigation

3. Implement movement restrictions of live poultry and poultry products as necessary

4. Expand surveillance zone to 6 miles around IP

5. Indemnity Plan for non-commercial (if needed)

(Adopted January 6, 2006.)

Source: Miss. Code Ann . §69-15-3.