The 2nd International Conference on Necrotic Enteritis will be held on July 11-12th 2018, just prior to the AAAP Annual Meeting

Items of Interest

Click here for answers to questions about the Veterinary Feed Directives

AAAP Media Coverage

AAAP issues statement on misleading marketing claim for chicken (1/6/17)

The Poultry Site
Watt AgNet
Poultry Health Today
US Poultry Wire

Woody Breast not Linked to Infectious Pathogens or Food Safety

AAAP Hall of Honor Inaugural Class

Elanco Scholarship News Release

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.

Learn More here.

 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

Provided by
Dr. Oscar Fletcher and
Dr. Tahseen Aziz

Available through the Continuing Education office in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State

Commentary from CAST available: The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes


Keep our Food Safe

Frequently Asked Questions about Antimicrobial Use and Antimcrobial Resistance

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AAAP Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program
The AAAP Foundation and Merck Animal Health are dedicated to promoting scientific knowledge for the health and well-being of poultry and a safe food supply as well as supporting outstanding veterinary students.  Merck Animal Health is proud to demonstrate its dedication to veterinary students by providing $50,000 in financial support to award ten second and third year students with $5,000 scholarships.  Merck's partnership with the AAAP Foundation helps to achieve the Foundation's goal of assisting students with financial support to encourage a career track in poultry health and well being, or food safety.
Criteria and Application
Scholarships will be awarded based on assessment of the following credentials:

1. Academic record.
2. Letters of recommendation provided by two persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant and his or her career goals; submitted by the writer and separate from the application.
3. Experience related to poultry heath and well-being and/or poultry food safety
4. A brief essay (500 words or less) describing career goals.

Student Requirements:
• Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited and
recognized school of veterinary medicine.
• Degree program is focused on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety.

Scholarship is open to 2nd and 3rd-year veterinary students only.

Program Timeline

• Application Deadline – November 1
• Scholarship Notification – January 31


Common Application

The AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship, the AAAP Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship, and the AAAP Foundation/Elanco Memorial Scholarship use a common application form.  Students applying for one or more of these scholarships will indicate as the scholarship(s) for which they are applying at the beginning of the application form.  Please complete only one application form.

Click Here to Apply

2017 Award Winners

Corissa Steimling Ohio State University
Katharine Venters North Carolina State University
Valerie Marcano University of Georgia
Randi Clark Mississippi State University
Vacques Hines Purdue University 

2016 Award Winners

Brandon Armwood North Carolina State University
Valerie Marcano University of Georgia
Chase Miller Kansas State University
Sarah Reichelt North Carolina State University
Abigail Reith University of Missouri
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