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February 23, 2016

American Association of Avian Pathologists’ position on the judicious use of drugs fed to poultry and the risks to human health

The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) is a professional organization of poultry veterinarians and scientists responsible for the health and well-being of commercial poultry, and the protection of public health. The AAAP fully supports antibiotic stewardship efforts and promotes the responsible use of antibiotics in food- producing animals. Upon graduation, veterinarians take a veterinary oath “to swear to use scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering”; therefore, animal welfare as well as judicious use of drugs is a priority.  Read More

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