Items of Interest
XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
To be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 3-8, 2017
More information here: http://www.wvpac2017.com/
AAAP issues statement on misleading marketing claim for chicken (1/6/17)
AAAP Business Office
is open Monday-Friday
Read your issue of Avian Diseases on your favorite Reader (iPad, Kindle and more). Look online for ePub or Mobi files under "Supplemental Material" to download onto your device. Available for AAAP Members and Avian Diseases subscribers.
Gift A Chicken Project, coordinated by Arizona State University, provides rural Ugandan families with flocks of special, hybrid chickens that will guarantee the families better nutrition and a sustainable source of income.
Congratulations to Dr. Jagdev Sharma, & Dr. Sylvia Lemus Sharma.
Avian Pathology Continuing Education Materials Available On-Line
A collection of over 600 virtual slides of avian histopathology cases with a reduced rate for AAAP Members
Dr. Oscar Fletcher and
Dr. Tahseen Aziz
Available through the Continuing Education office in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State
Prepared by AAAP Tumor Virus Committee 2012
Commentary from CAST available: The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes
Members should join our AAAP Members group
The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation engaged in charitable, scientific and educational activities. The Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Poultry Medicine Training Program was established in 1988 by Dr. Eskelund as evidence of his ardent support of the AAAP.
The purpose of the preceptorships is to enable interested veterinary students to expand their education, training, and veterinary skills through practical experience in their specialized field. The AAAP has solicited the cooperation of its members in establishing a variety of training sites including universities, diagnostic laboratories, poultry production companies and poultry breeding companies. The Foundation annually offers individual awards of up to $1,300.00 to veterinary students to help them defray housing, living and travel expenses incurred while attending the externship. Eligible students must be in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study at an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine located in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands. Students arrange their preceptorships under the auspices of their veterinary medical schools.
The online application and faculty endorsement forms must be completed by December 15, 2016 in order to be considered for the 2016/2017 academic year. Also the applicant's veterinary school transcripts and a letter indicating the applicant's current academic status must be mailed or faxed to the AAAP business office by the December 15 deadline. Applicants selected to receive this preceptorship will be notified by January 31, 2017.
Previous scholarship winners may reapply for a scholarship in subsequent years.
A complete online application consists of:
Applicants will need personal information, address/contact information for themselves, their veterinary school, undergraduate school and any other graduate school. Also needed is a contact name, telephone number and email address for the applicant’s Academic Affairs Office and the applicant’s number of completed hours of course work.
A downloadable faculty endorsement form can be found below. The faculty member should be familiar with the applicant’s interest in poultry medicine. The faculty member will send his/her recommendation to the applicant who will upload the endorsement form as part of the application.
Eskelund Preceptorship Scholarship
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32223-8638
Past Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Scholarship Winners