Items of Interest

Click here for answers to questions about the Veterinary Feed Directives

 XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
To be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 3-8, 2017
More information here:

AAAP Inducts Inaugural Class of Hall of Honor

 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

AAAP Business Office
is open Monday-Friday
8:00-5:00 EST

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

FAQ on Tumor virus Diseases

Prepared by AAAP Tumor Virus Committee 2012
Posted 1/22/2013

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

Interview with
Dr. Julius Fabricant
One of AAAP's founding members


Keep our Food Safe

Frequently Asked Questions about Antimicrobial Use and Antimcrobial Resistance

We are now on Facebook

Members should join our AAAP Members group

The American Association of Avian Pathologists is an international association whose mission is to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well –being, and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world.  Established in 1957, it is open to anyone who is engaged in some phase of avian diseases.  Each year AAAP conducts a scientific program and symposium where the latest findings and issues regarding diseases in poultry are shared and discussed.  AAAP also publishes Avian Diseases, a quarterly, international journal for original basic or clinical research from various disciplines including microbiology, immunology and pathology.  In addition, AAAP publishes many educational materials on avian health including Diseases of Poultry and the Avian Disease Manual. AAAP committees and interest groups offer members a forum for discussion and action on specific poultry topics and issues.  Through the AAAP Foundation, scholarships and awards are given each year to support those who are striving for careers in poultry medicine and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the area of poultry medicine.


Welcome to the American Association of Avian Pathologists!

Founded in 1957, this organization has served as a platform from which many a poultry career was launched. I know that you will find AAAP a welcoming place to network with colleagues, build on your knowledge base by having access to some pioneers in poultry medicine, and advance your knowledge through a diverse offering of products.

Networking at the AAAP meeting held annually in conjunction with the AVMA summer meeting brings together  more than 450 poultry veterinarians, PhD’s and student members to present posters and presentations on a wide variety of diseases that impact our industry. I encourage you to join in the discussions and present your work to others to help increase the collective knowledge of poultry medicine.  

Our organization boasts a broad diversity of academic, cultural, ethnic, and base of knowledge experiences in its membership.  By getting to know a cross-section of our members, you can touch almost any aspect of poultry medicine where you have an interest and engage in discussions of that topic, often with the original researchers.  I think you will find most of these pioneers are teachers and explorers…a great combination of traits in which to learn.

Looking at the AAAP website, you will discover the spectrum of products offered by AAAP.  The Diseases of Poultry book, slide sets, white papers, manuals and guides are only a small sampling of the educational materials available.  Access to a member only directory puts the contact information of the poultry world at your fingertips.  The history section gives you the opportunity to read about the pioneers of poultry medicine where you may gain insights into how the early diagnoses were made. The Avian Diseases journal will present you with cutting edge research to stimulate your thoughts around various poultry diseases.

I have listed only a few of the advantages of membership in AAAP. I encourage you to explore our organization and if you are not a member, consider joining this outstanding organization.


Francene Van Sambeek, DVM, MAM, Dip. ACPV
The American Association of Avian Pathologists


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