National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning

A formal plan for biosecurity is being directed by USDA/NPIP that will eventually lead to audits for those farms participating in this program. A NPIP biosecurity plan would augment a farm's overall HPAI control program.
National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biosecurity Planning - Articles


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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conjunction with the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State (CFSPH) have reviewed and updated the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) guidance for writing farm Biosecurity Plans.

Due to the diminishing funding for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) indemnity, it has been strongly suggested that poultry producers use these NPIP guidelines to formally write a biosecurity plan. This guidance would strengthen HPAI farm biosecurity programs and would serve as the basis for NPIP audits of plans periodically. This in many ways would help speed the processing of information should an outbreak occur. Outlines for areas of farm coverage in the plan is detailed at the biosecurity plan website. Information is available in both Spanish and English.

Visit the Poultry Biosecurity website for more information on NPIP Biosecurity and plan writing guidance.

Visit the UDSA APHIS website for information on poultry biosecurity, including steps to take.

Penn State HPAI References

Reviewed by: Gino Lorenzoni, Assistant Professor, Poultry