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Healthy Pigeons Win Races Part 4 "A Realistic Health Program"

A Realistic Health Program Before Young Bird Races: Vaccinate for pox, PMV and paratyphoid 30 to 45 days before training starts. Before Breeding in the Winter: Vaccinate all old birds, breeders and young birds you are keeping for PMV and paratyphoid. This will get all young birds vaccinated 2 times for PMV and paratyphoid as […]

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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 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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The Pigeon's Medicine Cabinet

The Pigeon’s Medicine Cabinet ERYTHROMYCIN.(Gallimycin)- An antibiotic generally effective against respiratory infections,especially Mycoplasmosis. May also be useful against certain Staph infections. DOSAGE: 3-6 tsp per gallon for 4-7 days; PREVENTATIVE DOSE: ¾ tsp per gallon OXYTETRACYCLINE (Terramycin)- A broad spectrum antibiotic useful against many types of infections, but often not highly effective. Most usually recommended […]

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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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