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Canker and routine treatments

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What routine treatments do I have to do in my team of racing pigeons.  When do I do it and what should I use? By David Palmer B.V.Sc, M.R.C.V.S Racing pigeons “carry” many diseases which need treatment to keep them under control. They also carry several diseases which can be lived with quite happily, can flare up into clinical disease under conditions of stress e.g. racing, overcrowding. Molting, dampness, concurrent disease, breeding, rearing, moving loft.  In other words, living the life of a racing pigeon!  All these “carried” diseases need looking out for, as when they flare up they produce...

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Effectiveness of vaccines by David Palmer

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Effectiveness of vaccines by David Palmer

I have had a couple of fanciers from Northern Ireland phone me with sorry tales.  These men had paid enough for young birds from a well established stud in Eire and had no worries about their health and suitability for the purpose for which they were intended.  They looked healthy and worth the money being paid.  The vaccination history was in order.  The relevant documentation was available to prove that they had been protected against paramyxovirus, in accordance with British law.  The fancier told me that the young birds were passing watery droppings and a few were looking over their...

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