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Poultry and game birds, including ratitesImportation and testing requirements.

Import health requirements.
(1) All poultry, excluding doves and pigeons, imported into Washington state must be accompanied by a:
(a) Certificate of veterinary inspection; or
(b) USDA NPIP VS form 9-3 (Report of Sales of Hatching Eggs, Chicks, and Poults); or
(c) USDA VS form 17-6 (Certificate for Poultry or Hatching Eggs for Export).
(2) The certificate of veterinary inspection and the USDA VS form 17-6 must include either the NPIP number or negative results of the required tests.
(3) Poultry or hatching eggs must originate from flocks or areas not under state or federal restriction.
(4) Each ratite entering Washington state must be permanently identified with official individual identification. The type of official individual identification must be listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
Import test requirements.
(5) Poultry, poults, and eggs, excluding doves and pigeons, that originate from flocks or hatcheries that have a pullorum-typhoid clean rating given by the state animal health official or are from an NPIP participant flock must meet the classification requirements stated in subsection (8) of this section.
(6) If poultry do not originate from an NPIP participant flock, they must test negative for the diseases listed in subsection (8) of this section thirty days before entry into the state of Washington.
(7) If hatching eggs are from non-NPIP participant flocks, then the parent breeder flock must be tested for the diseases in subsection (8) of this section within thirty days before the hatching eggs enter the state of Washington.
(8) Poultry, excluding doves and pigeons, must have a negative test for the following diseases:
Poultry type
Disease control classifications
Egg-type chickens
Meat-type chickens
Turkeys
Other1
Pullorum-typhoid
YES
YES
YES
YES2
Avian influenza
YES
YES
YES
YES
Mycoplasma gallisepticum
-
-
YES
-
Mycoplasma synoviae
-
-
YES
-
Salmonella enteritidis
YES (commercial)3
-
-
-
 
1Waterfowl, hobby, fancy, exhibition chickens, game birds, ratites, and backyard flocks.
 
2Excluding waterfowl.
 
3Commercial means producers with three thousand or more birds regardless of shipment size.
Exemptions to import health requirements.
(9) Doves, pigeons, waterfowl, game birds, and poultry destined for immediate slaughter are exempt from the certificate of veterinary inspection and testing requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-02-025, § 16-54-145, filed 12/30/14, effective 1/30/15. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-13-153, § 16-54-145, filed 6/23/10, effective 7/24/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 08-14-057, § 16-54-145, filed 6/25/08, effective 7/26/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-14-056, § 16-54-145, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 16.36 RCW. WSR 94-23-121, § 16-54-145, filed 11/22/94, effective 12/23/94.]
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