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Mites & lice !!

Posted by Dave Page on

Mites & lice !!

With the launch of our new product Medimite oral drops, our expert pigeon pharmacist shares a few precautions and treatments for mites, lice and worms... Mites & Lice (Skin Parasites) Feather loss & damage can be as a result of physical damage e.g rubbing up against the drinker or the pigeon may have pecked out feathers as a result of itching. To overcome the problem of the bald pigeon chest: Observe the pigeon when it is feeding or drinking, if there is the slightest suspicion that the bird is rubbing its chest against a drinker the you may choose to either...

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Paramyxovirus disease

Posted by Dave Page on

Paramyxovirus disease

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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CBD OIL FOR PAIN RELIEF, A NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT MEDICATIONS

Posted by sharmila Samrai on

CBD OIL FOR PAIN RELIEF, A NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF WITHOUT MEDICATIONS

So often we're told to "just deal with it" we're told to deal with the pain and anxiety of our everyday lives, and we do it because we're not told there's another option. Rather than work against the pain using ibuprofen or even more serious medications it's essential to find a more natural healing process. With the advancements in our understanding of CBD oil in the previous few decades there's no reason we shouldn't use it's incredible properties for healing every day. CBD oil has been linked to enhancing cognitive abilities as well, in fact CBD oil has been linked...

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Aspergillosis (Thrush) in Pigeons

Posted by Danny Evans on

Aspergillosis (Thrush) in Pigeons

Aspergillosis (Thrush) in pigeons Aspergillosis is readily avoidable by not useing mouldy damp hay or straw in the loft. Never buy store or feed damp corn or feed. Diagnosis;  White plaque - like lesions seen in the mouths of pigeons and the failure of birds to respond adequately to antibiotic                      treatment & canker treatment & the presence of mouldy bedding & food in the loft. Candida is the name of the fungi causing Aspergillosis, Candida tends to colonise in birds which have a compromised immune system & there is a challenge...

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

Posted by sharmila Samrai on

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

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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