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Can You Use CBD Oil for your Pigeons?

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  Can we Use CBD Oil for our pigeons?   What is CBD Oil?   CBD oil comes from the Cannabis sativa plant, and it’s extracted for its wide range of nutritional benefits. While this is the same cannabis known commonly as marijuana, a different version exists – hemp. In order to be legally farmed, hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC, the compound that caused a high. Thus, CBD products for birds (and all animals) are made out of hemp. Hemp is a miraculous plant, used in textiles, construction, and of course, nutrition. Your birds can even eat hemp seeds much...

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Avian Flu

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AVIAN FLU  Avian influenza refers to the disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans, but cases have been known in humans and others mammals. Following the advice by DEFRA an aviation flu Protection Zone was placed across the UK with effect from 14th December 2020  The AIPZ means all bird keepers in England (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of...

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Worming Your Pigeons - Why Do it & What To Use

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

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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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Friday Postage - Now Available!

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GOOD NEWS!!! With effect from today October 2nd, we will be posting out via the Royal Mail 'Tracked' service all orders that are placed before 12.30. Please note we have two options for postage which are available to chose via our online shop, or should you wish to call us on 0121 505 6370. Please note ALL vaccine orders placed on Fridays will not be posted unless specially requested to do so unless ordered via the 'Signed For' Royal Mail service.  www.meditechuk.com

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