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Colombovac PMV Vaccine

Posted by Dave Page on

What is it? Colombovac contains inactivated Newcastle disease virus strain La Sota.   What is it used for? For active immunisations of pigeons to reduce mortality and clinical signs due to paramyxovirus type 1 infection. Onset of full immunity; one month after innoculation. Duration of immunity; 12 months. Do not use in birds in lay or within 4 weeks before the onset of the laying period. Dose; 0.2ml per pigeon subcutaneously. Dorsally in the neck in the direction of the back. All birds in the loft should be given one vaccination annually not less than 14 days before the beginning of...

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XMAS AND NEW YEAR DELIVERIES

Posted by Dave Page on

THE LAST DAY WE WILL BE POSTING OUT ORDERS OVER THE XMAS PERIOD WILL BE THURSDAY 19th DEC.  WE WILL THEN RECOMMENCE NORMAL DELIVERIES FROM MON 6th OF JANUARY.  THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE NEW YEAR. MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

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Moulds, fungi & yeasts - what you need to know!

Posted by sharmila Samrai on

Moulds, fungi & yeasts are present in the atmosphere, especially in damp environments - Just try leaving damp bread out on the kitchen work surface & within a couple of days you will see a mould growth on the bread! Poorly ventilated lofts & feeding damp musty feed can indeed increase the risk of your birds, do not feed brewers yeast to unwell birds as this may exacerbate the condition. Please note that the disease 'pigeon fanciers lung' is caused by an allergy to 'pigeon bloom' and not mould. Aspergillus mould is the most common mould affecting pigeons. This mould colonises...

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How are you looking after your birds in this hot weather?

Posted by Dave Page on

The current hot weather will affect your pigeons in 2 ways; Firstly, dehydration. In order to combat this give YBS as a supplement to counter the loss in essential salts & vitamins on a daily basis. Secondly the warm weather conditions are ideal for diseases like cocci, worms & mite.  We recommend the 4 in 1 to control the Cocci, Canker, worms & mite. Make sure there are no damp patches around the loft surfaces as this could lead to re-infestation with cocci & worms. Mr SD Samrai (pigeon pharmacist). www.meditechuk.com  

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Paramyxovirus disease

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Paramyxovirus disease Paramyxovirus is a deadly & very contagious disease. Pigeons should be vaccinated from 4 weeks of age.  Paramyxo has an incubation period of 5 weeks i.e the affected bird will not show signs of being infected for 5 weeks from coming into contact with the PMV. It is very important to vaccinate all the birds in the loft since a vaccinated bird can spread the virus without showing signs of the disease. Some features of the paramyxovirus disease: Usually the first signs of the disease are watery loose droppings Nervous signs e.g missing pecking of grains, wing &...

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