Small Flock Committee

Mission Statement
The AAAP serves as the information resource for all poultry flock health-related issues.  Serving as a resource for small flocks is in keeping with the veterinary oath to promote animal health and well-being and to ensure safe food products for humans.  Assuring that small poultry flocks remain healthy also promotes the health and well-being of surrounding poultry.   Public health and consumer safety of poultry products are enhanced when trained poultry health professionals oversee medical interventions. The membership of AAAP includes board-certified poultry veterinarians who can serve as poultry health experts to all poultry flocks on topics such as preventive medicine, disease control, diagnostics, and food safety in the US and globally.

Small Flock Committee Members Page


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Preventing Respiratory Disease in Small Poultry Flocks