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Racing Pigeon – Diseases Every Fancier Should Know

Racing Pigeon – Diseases Every Fancier Should Know Bacteria, worms, parasites, fungus. These are all causes of racing pigeon diseases. Disease can affect every racing pigeon and can rapidly spread through your loft.  A successful fancier needs to know the causes, signs and symptoms of the common diseases. In this article, we will discuss the […]

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Pigeon Disease – The Eight Most Common Health Problems in Pigeons

The eight most common health problems with our pigeons are: Paratyphoid, Paramyxovirus, Canker, Cocci, Worms, Adeno-Coli Syndrome, Ornithosis and Candida. 1. PARATHYPHOID (Salmonella) Paratyphoid can be caused by un-sanitary conditions and the contamination of feed by rodents. It also can occur when introducing new pigeons into the loft, without checking first if they are healthy. Before […]

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Healthy Pigeon’s Win Races Part 3 “The Big Four”

Healthy Pigeon’s Win Races Part 3 “The Big Four” The Big Four: The following four diseases account for 95% of the poor performance in racing lofts that is related to health. Ornithose Complex: This is probably the most common cause of poor performance related to health. I’m not talking about overt respiratory disease where the […]

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Healthy Pigeon's Win Races Part 3 "The Big Four"

Healthy Pigeon’s Win Races Part 3 “The Big Four” The Big Four: The following four diseases account for 95% of the poor performance in racing lofts that is related to health. Ornithose Complex: This is probably the most common cause of poor performance related to health. I’m not talking about overt respiratory disease where the […]

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Pigeon Medical Formulary

The following medical formulary was compiled and is recommended for use by the Association of Avian Veterinarians, General Considerations Purpose: The purpose of this formulary is to provide a concise, accurate description and proper dosage of the common drugs used in pigeons. Experience has shown that various sources provided vastly different dosage levels. Some of […]

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Chris Smith’s Pigeon Racing Health Program

Chris Smith’s Pigeon Racing Health Program THE THREE BIGGEST ENEMIES AND DISEASES ARE WORMS (TAPE WORM, ROUND, HOOK, THREAD AND HAIRWORMS. TRICHOMONIASIS (CANKER) CAN BE SEEN AS YELLOW MARKS IN THE THROAT AND MOUTH COCCIDIOSIS (ALSO KNOWN AS GOING LIGHT), SYMPTOMS THE BIRDS LOSE WEIGHT AND DO NOT WANT TO FLY. TREATMENT AND PREVENTATIVE: TAPE […]

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Chris Smith's Pigeon Racing Health Program

Chris Smith’s Pigeon Racing Health Program THE THREE BIGGEST ENEMIES AND DISEASES ARE WORMS (TAPE WORM, ROUND, HOOK, THREAD AND HAIRWORMS. TRICHOMONIASIS (CANKER) CAN BE SEEN AS YELLOW MARKS IN THE THROAT AND MOUTH COCCIDIOSIS (ALSO KNOWN AS GOING LIGHT), SYMPTOMS THE BIRDS LOSE WEIGHT AND DO NOT WANT TO FLY. TREATMENT AND PREVENTATIVE: TAPE […]

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