Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) 2017 Pullorum Testing 

MDAR Staff will be on the island for one day only on Monday, July 24, 2017 to test poultry.  For scheduling purposes, requests should be made no later than Thursday, July 20, 2017.  We cannot guarantee that requests made after July 20th can be accommodated.  

 Again, this year poultry testing will be done at the fairgrounds.  Due to limited staffing, we will not be able to visit each location to test your flock.  Poultry must be 16 weeks of age or older to be tested.

 There are 2 categories for testing:

  1. Test Entire Poultry Flock – You qualify for this category if your flock has never been tested, had an expired test (if the entire flock was not tested in 2016), or if you have added birds to your tested flock from an unknown and untested source.
  2. Test Only The Birds You Are Showing – You qualify for this category if your entire flock was tested and negative in 2016, and you have records indicating that any new additions to your flock were from a salmonella pullorum negative flock.  If you meet this requirements then you only have to test the birds that you are showing.

Testing will occur from 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, at the Fairgrounds.

Please contact the inspector (below) and include the number of birds in your flock.  We will try to schedule testing to occur throughout the day to minimize wait times.

Megan Sylvester (617) 312-0500 or via email Megan.Sylvester@state.ma.us