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Avian Flu

Posted by Daniel Evans on

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

Posted by Daniel Evans on

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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Friday Postage - Now Available!

Posted by Dave Page on

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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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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