Asscociation of Pigeon Veterinarians
Position Statement.

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Association of Pigeon Veterinarians
National Avian Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves
Position Statement:


"The Association of Pigeon Veterinarians, after careful review of the documentation of the Avian Disease Research Committee of the American Pigeon Fanciers' Council, and the implemented studies of the National Avian Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves, and consideration of the data from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we do affirm and testify that to our knowledge, the raising, keeping and the exercising of pigeons and doves represents no more of a health hazard than the keeping of other communal or domestic pets."
Passed as a unanimous resolution of the Association of Pigeon Veterinarians at the Ninth Annual Veterinary Symposium of the National Avian Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves, July 26, 1995, St. Louis, Missouri.

Roger Harlin, DVM President
Oklahoma City Oklahoma

Ron VanRyswyk, DVM Vice-President
Battle Creek, Michigan

Andy Hardy, DVM Secretary
Port Hardy, Maine

Kathy Fryar, DVM Treasurer
Willis, Texas

Everett Bryant, DVM Recording Secretary
Storrs, Connecticut