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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Animal Welfare and Management Committee

Mission Statement

To research, evaluate and provide critical information to the AAAP Board of Directors and the membership on poultry welfare and management issues that may have a bearing on this body and to be a liaison between the AAAP membership and the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee.


  1. Collect and provide information on the role of the veterinarian in the responsible handling of poultry within our industry and research institutions.
  2. Assist in the development of AAAP and AVMA positions on animal welfare issues.
  3. Take a proactive role in advising the AAAP Board and Membership on issues associated with animal welfare.


Core committee representatives shall consist of a member of the following industries:

  • Layer
  • Broiler
  • Breeder
  • Egg Production
  • Turkey


Content for members only (must be logged in):

Approved Poultry Welfare Terms from July 2008 Welfare Committee meeting

Broiler Foot paw Scoring Guide

Gait Scoring Video

Auditing for Wing Trauma

Cervical Dislocation Guide

Emergency Mass Depopulation Guide

Avian Influenza Resources 


Animal Welfare and Management Committee Members Page
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