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Chapter 507-4 TESTING AGENTS

Rule 507-4-.01 Testing Requirements

(1) The state inspector shall have authority to appoint flock-testing and pullorum-testing agents in accordance with provisions made by the Board of Directors.
(2) Persons employed or connected with a hatchery that does not participate in the National Poultry Improvement Plan or the National Turkey Improvement Plan, shall not be qualified to select or test any supply flocks that furnishes hatching eggs to a participating hatchery.
(3) Representatives of feed manufacturers, remedy manufacturers or supply manufacturers allied with the poultry industry, shall not be eligible to qualify as flock-selecting and pullorum-testing agents with the following exceptions, i.e., persons employed by a member hatchery owned or operated by such manufacturing interests may qualify as flock-selecting and pullorum-testing agents to test and select flocks for that hatchery only, and further provided that such persons are regularly employed in the ordinary business of the hatchery.
(4) Flock-selecting and pullorum-testing agents shall be personally responsible for the efficiency of the selecting and testing of every flock for which they sign a report. They shall be responsible for banding birds at the time they are tested and selected; for clipping the tail or wing feathers, or removing leg bands, or other identification of rejected birds and pullorum reactors which may be prescribed. No rejected bird or pullorum reactor shall be left in the flock when the test is completed.

Rule 507-4-.02 Penalties

In case of infraction of pullorum and culling regulations, the state inspector is instructed to place the offending flock-selecting and pullorum-testing agent on probation, or if the violation warrants in the opinion of the state inspector, the agent shall be dismissed. Repeated violation of instructions and regulations shall be cause to consider the work of the flock-selecting and pullorum-testing agent unsatisfactory and appropriate action shall be taken by the state inspector. In case of dismissal, the agent shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Directors during the current hatching season.