Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year and a BIG Thank You!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! and a BIG Thank You! From http://www.pigeonracingpigeons.com Wow!…. a whole decade is gone already where did it go? anyway, I just wanted to say I hope you all have a safe and happy new year and I also wanted to give you a huge THANK YOU! for being a part of http://www.pigeonracingpigeons.com. […]

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Preventative and Curative Medicines

Preventative and Curative Medicines As a result of the much improved knowledge of pigeons and the medications now available to manage diseases, the good fancier can enjoy a loft free of disease. The common aim is to produce the healthiest and most robust babies possible by the most natural means so that there is no […]

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Paramyxovirus Basics

Paramyxovirus Basics Pigeon flyers around the world have all heard of paramyxovirus or PMV. This is a viral disease that is not to be confused with the bacterial disease paratyphiod caused by Salmonella typhimurium. PMV is caused by one of the serotypes of PMV1 viruses which happens to be closely related to another PMV1 virus […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 6

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 6 Toward the end of a very long or tough day, we see that he situation regarding the fuel supplies within the two types of muscle fibers has changed remarkably. If we look again at the red and white fibers, we see that the large white fibers […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5 It has been shown experimentally that within minutes after release, all of the glycogen reserves in the white fibers are completely exhausted, and for all practical purposes, their activity virtually stops for the moment, as a result of this depletion of fuel. In fact, these experiments […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4 As a reserve fuel for flight, fat has definite advantages over carbohydrate and protein. For example, one unit of fat liberates as much energy as equal amounts of carbohydrate and protein put together. One gram ( about 1/30th of an ounce) provides about 9,300 calories of […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 3

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 3 On the other hand, we note that the large individual white fibers have relatively few blood vessels running over their surfaces and that they have a very poor capacity to use oxygen, the burning of fuel, the burning of fuel, because they contain very little myoglobin. […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 2

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 2 Another important fact to realize is that, in birds, there are two basic types of muscle, based on the color and function of these muscles. The first of these is white muscle such as that seen best in the pale breast muscles of the domestic chicken. […]

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Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1 As increasing amounts of literature about pigeons become available, it follows that there are many more informed fanciers than ever before. Scientific principles in the nutrition, breeding, racing, and indeed all aspects of the sport are much more evident even though there are many fads and […]

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E. Coli Infection in Pigeons

E. Coli Infection in Pigeons E. coli infection is caused by the bacteria Escherichia coli. This bacteria is very common world wide and is a common inhabitant of the intestinal tract of mammals and some birds. There has been some debate as to whether or not it is a NORMAL inhabitant of pigeons, however, I […]

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