Association of Pigeon Veterinarians
National Avian Disease Task Force for Pigeons and Doves
"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."
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.
Harlin, DVM President
Oklahoma City Oklahoma
VanRyswyk, DVM Vice-President
Battle Creek, Michigan
Hardy, DVM Secretary
Port Hardy, Maine
Bryant, DVM Recording Secretary