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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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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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Pigeon Hairworms

Pigeon Hairworms Pigeon Hairworms; these worms are very small (up to 1/4 ” long) and very thin, so seeing them in the intestines is very difficult, and requires special techniques. Because these worms bury their heads right into the wall of the intestines, they cause tissue damage and irritation that can result in haemorrhage, diarrhoea […]

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Pigeon Roundworms

Pigeon Roundworms Roundworms; these worms are fairly large, and measure 1 1/2 to 2″ or more in length. They are believed to compete with the pigeon for nutrients in the intestines, so in heavy infestations, roundworms can be another cause of “going light” because they absorb nutrients that the pigeon needs. In light infestations, these […]

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