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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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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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*Video* Vaccinating Racing Pigeon with PMV Vaccine

In this video Dennis from Hawkbait Lofts shows us how he vaccinates his young birds with the PMV (Paramyxovirus) vaccine. He uses a standard syringe with a 22 gauge needle and injects the vaccine just under the skin between the leg and the body he calls it the “web”. He says you may notice the […]

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