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Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) 

DATE: Monday August 20, 2018
TIME: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 


Avian Welfare from the Veterinary Perspective

with Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy and Dr. Michelle Hawkins, UC Davis 


Dr Paul-Murphy will offer a presentation on the welfare issues involved with avian field euthanasia. She has just published a prospective study entitled "Comparison of intraosseous pentobarbital administration and thoracic compression for euthanasia of anesthetized sparrows (Passer domesticus) and starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)" in the American J of Veterinary Research that is being very well received by the ornithological community. Her presentation will discuss the most humane approaches to field and home avian euthanasia.

Dr. Hawkins will offer a presentation on recognizing and treating pain in birds. This is her main area of research and she has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on this topic. One of the most exciting current areas of discussion is regarding opioid receptor functionality and/or resistance amongst different species, thus different species respond differently or not at all to one or more of these medications.

Attendance is complimentary for registered IOCongress2018 delegates. Folks who only want to attend sessions on Monday August 20th can register at the one day rate (price includes the opening ceremonies and welcome reception). 




8:30 AM 



8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Dr. Michelle Hawkins 


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Paul-Murphy