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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 Pigeons Win Races Part 2 “Diseases of Concern”

Healthy Pigeons Win Races Part 2 “Diseases of Concern” Diseases of Concern The following is not an inclusive list of all pigeon diseases, but it discusses those that a pigeon flyer MUST CONTROL, to be successful during the race season. Pigeon Pox: Pox is a viral disease that is very common in young birds. Most […]

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Healthy Pigeons Win Races Part 2 "Diseases of Concern"

Healthy Pigeons Win Races Part 2 “Diseases of Concern” Diseases of Concern The following is not an inclusive list of all pigeon diseases, but it discusses those that a pigeon flyer MUST CONTROL, to be successful during the race season. Pigeon Pox: Pox is a viral disease that is very common in young birds. Most […]

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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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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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E.coli in Young Birds

E.coli in Young Birds Each young bird season we see an increase in disease involving the bacteria E.coli. E.coli is a normal inhabitant of the digestive system of pigeons. It has disease potential, but usually needs a predisposing condition to allow it the opportunity to cause infection. Several things can “open the door” for E.coli […]

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