The Pullorum-Typhoid (PT) Program seeks to control and eradicate the pullorum disease and fowl typhoid from poultry flocks in Texas.
The mission of the Pullorum-Typhoid (PT) Program is to bring about the control and eradication of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid from poultry flocks in Texas and to maintain Texas as a U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean State. The program, enacted by the 65th Texas Legislature, requires that 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 has managed the Texas PT Program for nearly thirty years. Testing is performed by individuals certified through a TVMDL training program. Once certified, testers can perform testing across the state. Thanks to testers, TVMDL can further its mission of protecting the health of Texas’ poultry populations.
TVMDL tests thousands of specimens from clients across Texas, in neighboring states and around the world every business day, protecting the health of livestock, poultry, companion animals, exotic animals, racing animals and wildlife. Veterinarians, animal owners, animal industries and government agencies depend on TVMDL’s expertise for early detection and control of diseases. TVMDL also belongs to a nationwide network of laboratories that provide surge-testing, response and recovery capacity in the event of an animal disease outbreak. Over its history, TVMDL has played a critical role in recognizing and containing outbreaks of anthrax, avian inﬂuenza, chronic wasting disease, equine piroplasmosis and many other economically devastating animal diseases.
For inquires about available tests, specimen types, test prices, or turnaround times, please refer to the <a href="https://tvmdl.tamu.edu/tests/">TVMDL test catalog</a>. Clients may search the catalog by a test’s name or test code. The test catalog may also be accessed via the TVMDL Mobile app.
TVMDL does not see or treat animals. If you have clinical requests or need immediate assistance with an animal emergency, please contact a veterinary clinic.
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