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Worming Your Pigeons - Why Do it & What To Use

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Worming Your Pigeons - Why Do it & What To Use

Hairworms and roundworms are widespread in pigeon flocks, whereas tapeworms are less common. These worm types live as parasites in the small intestine of pigeons. Pathogen: The hairworm, Capillaria obsignata - a very slender, hair-like parasite - infests various poultry species in addition to pigeons. Hairworm eggs become infective in the environment after 8-9 days. The pigeon roundworm, Ascaridia columbae, only occurs in pigeons. The eggs become infective in the environment after 2-3 weeks. Two types of tapeworm, Hymenolepis columbae and Raillietina columbae, infest pigeons. Their emergence is dependent on suitable intermediate hosts (snails, beetles, ants), which they require in order to develop. Pigeons only become...

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4 IN 1 LIQUID, THE TREATMENT FOR THE FOUR MOST COMMON DISEASES ( SPECIAL OFFER BUY 4 50ML BOTTLES FOR £19.99 )

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4 IN 1 LIQUID,  THE TREATMENT FOR THE FOUR MOST COMMON DISEASES ( SPECIAL OFFER  BUY 4 50ML BOTTLES FOR £19.99 )

  The four most common diseases affecting racing pigeons are: ·   Coccidiosis ·   Canker ·   Worms ·   Mite Coccidia are single celled organisms not related to bacteria, worms, fungi or viruses. All pigeons carry cocci to a lesser or greater degree. Pigeons pick up the coccidia in the form of an oocyst. This develops inside the gut and is released as sporozoites by the pigeon’s digestive tract. Sporozoites penetrate the gut wall. Inside the gut cell wall the sporozoites divide to form a merozoite, the merozoites rupture to release more which invade other gut wall cells....

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SALMONELLOSIS OR PARATYPHOID, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO TREAT IT

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SALMONELLOSIS OR PARATYPHOID, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO TREAT IT

Signs of the disease: GUT PARATYPHOID - Salmonella confined to the gut can be regarded as a true carrier of the disease as the only symptoms are mild or chronic loose droppings. When the pigeon passes droppings the Salmonella is released to infect other birds. Salmonella droppings are described as being green, smelly, bubbly and loose. Youngsters born with infection from the egg or pick it up within the first few days of life may die with acute watery diorrhea since they are not old enough for their immune system to have had a chance to build up immunity to...

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COLLOVET SUPPLEMENT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOUR BIRDS

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COLLOVET SUPPLEMENT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOUR BIRDS

Collovet is a trace mineral vitamin supplement suitable for most animals. Collovet provides Copper, Iron, Manganese and B Vitamins to supplement normal diets and promote improved feed utilisation. It is especially useful as a dietary supplement at times of illness, reproductive stress or hard work. We have had many customers say they use COLLOVET during the race season to give there birds a little extra boost, simply add to water, milk, or feed it can be used for 5-10 days depending on speed of response and signs of recovery. We stock Collovet in two sizes: 1 litre for 32.00 250ml...

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Paramyxovirus infections - What do we know and how can we treat it?

Posted by sharmila Samrai on

Paramyxovirus infections - What do we know and how can we treat it?

Paramyxovirus infection occurs in pigeons as an acute disease, taking an epidemic course. Pathogen: The paramyxovirus is related to the Newcastle disease pathogen, but not identical. The virus is highly pathogenic for pigeons, but not for other domestic bird species. Course of the disease: Within just a few days of infection, both visibly and latently affected birds shed the virus in secretions from the conjunctiva, nose and throat, as well as in the faeces. The incubation period ranges from 3 to 21 days. Up to 30% of affected pigeons may recover spontaneously after around 4 weeks of illness. Symptoms of...

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