Pigeon rotavirus

I have received notification of an outbreak of the emerging rotavirus pigeon disease in the Sydney area. 

DPI is keen to support the profession in investigation of suspect NSW cases of the emerging rotavirus pigeon disease. DPI will fund testing for notifiable disease exclusion (avian influenza and PPMV1) and rotavirus investigation (but not other routine differential diagnostics) for samples submitted by a registered veterinarian with an appropriate clinical history that gives suspicion that it could be a rotavirus event, or where there is a direct link to confirmed cases in other states.  

Please find attached the DPI pigeon mortality investigation work instruction. 


Biosecurity will be crucial in the management of this emerging rotavirus pigeon disease and to mitigate potential pigeon welfare issues and transmission between pigeons and other avian species. 


In breaking news, the RAS has advised that it will NOT be holding a pigeon show at the royal this year as there is concern that the virus may cross over into poultry. A video is being put together by Queensland DPI for poultry biosecurity. When it is available to view, the details will be posted on this website.



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2 Feb 2017, 23:08
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17 Feb 2017, 01:00
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