Racing Pigeons Diseases and Treatments

 " A true fancier is the one who`s birds are always on top, whether they race under his management or somebody elses generation after generation,a true fancier is the one who love competitions and speak highly about his competitors ...Above all ,a true fancier is the one who teach others into the sport and gladly talk about his winning ways "
                                                                                                                               Dacian Busecan.

 Here i Present You The Most Common Disease of Racing Pigeons
Unfortunately this disease is a real killer and the treatment products for it will serve their purpose if you use them to prevent it only, not to cure it .
What you have to do is : when your young birds have reached 4 weeks old you will vaccinate them .When buying the product you should be provide with a seringe and a special needle .You ll need to inject the bird under the skin on the back of the head towards the tail direction and not towards the beak.
Also you will vaccinate older birds 3 weeks before pairing .
The quantity of each jab you should find it in the vaccine description wich should come along with the vaccine itself .
For the reason that birds infested with this disease will allways be cariers i dont waste time in treating them ...i eliminate them instantly...
The Symptoms of Paramyxovirus are :
Loss of balance 
Big dilatation of the pupil
Loose of colour in the eyes 
Loss of weight
Twisting of neck and head
Watery green slimy droppings.
Products for treatment : 
Columbovac PMV
PMV1 Vaccine (Lohmann Animal Health)
Parastop (Belgica-DeWeerd)
  2) CANKER (Trichomoniasis)
It is caused by a flagellate, living on the mucous membranes of the throat and the crop. 
Symptoms of Canker:
Yellow little growings easy to spot when open the pigeons beak ,sometimes looks like a loose membrane (make no mistake it s not)
Loss of appetite
Problem digesting
Watery dropings
Products for treatment : 
Ronidazole (Ridzol)(DAC)
Metronidazole (Flagyl) (DAC)
B.S. (Belgica-DeWeerd)
Ronidazole 10% (Pantex)
Ronidazole 40 (Pantex)
  3) PARATHYPHOID (Salmonella)
Symptoms of Paratyphoid:
We can spot this desease on the moulting season ...the droping feathers is accompanied with blood on the root side.
Loss of condition and weight.
Green slimy droppings.
Swelling of the leg and wing joints.
Limping -pigeons find hard to move on their legs often falling down on their beak
Wings are crawled to the floor because of the swelling joints
Infertile Eggs.
Products for Prevention and Cure:
Furaltadone & Colistine 5% (DAC)
Parastop (Belgica-DeWeerd)
Parastop (Pantex)
Para-Mix 1 (Travipharma)
Sal-Bac Vaccine (Bio-Mune)

  4) COCCI (Coccidiosis)
We can find this disease in humid dirty lofts .

 Symptoms of Coccidiosis : 
Very quick loss of weight.
Slimy dark green droppings
Lose of desire to fly
Pigeons infected with cocci manifest an increase desire to drink water
Products for treatment :
Dacoxine 4 in 1 (DAC)
Trimethoprim/Sulfa (DAC)
Coccimix (Pantex)
Cocci-Geel (Pantex)
Cocci-Mix 1 (Travipharma)

You will see often this disease during the moulting season when the quantity of dust rises in the lofts due to feathering changes. 
Over 65% of young birds have problems with the Ornithosis complex.
Symptoms of Ornithosis:
One eye blinding
Lack of condition
Nasal secretions
Decreased desire to fly
Scratching the head and beak
Swollen eye lids & wet eyes.
Sneezing, rattling and coughing
Discolored wattles
Slime in the throat
Products for treatment ;
Respiratory Plus (Global)
1 + 1 Cure (DAC)
Spiradac (DAC)
Tylosine (DAC)
Orni-Special (Belgica-DeWeerd)
Ornithosis 3 (Belgica-DeWeerd)
Ornimix W.S.P. (Pantex)

Also known and the Young Bird Sickness
 Up to 70% can be infected and show the symptoms. The disease is a combination of an Adeno-Virus, which opens the way for the suddenly aggressive E-Coli bacteria, often a Circo Virus is also involved.
Symptoms of Adeno-Coli Syndrom: 
Loss of appetite
Clear watery droppings with small fecal matter in the center
Rapid loss of weight.
Death appear in a matter of days.
Products for treatment : 
Belg-Amco (Belgica-DeWeerd)
4 in 1 Mix (Belgica-DeWeerd)
Dacoxine 4 in 1 (DAC)

Candida is a mould and yeast infection of the crop and the intestines.
Symptons of Candida:
No desire to fly
Poor performance in the races.
Losses in Training and Races.
  8) WORMS (Hair, Round & Tape Worms)
Symptoms of Worms
Unfertile eggs
Loss of Condition
Loss of Weight
Watery droppings
Loss of desire to fly
Products for treatment
Combi-Worm (All worms) (Global)
Belga-Wormac (Hair & Roundworm)
Wormmix (Hair & Roundworms) (DAC)
Worm-Ex (Hair & Roundworms) (Pantex)
All These disease i presented here have one thing in common - unsanitary lofts , Roddents also are a big problem and disease carriers and infesters only by accessing the loft they can transmit all these disease be carefull .
One of the biggest mistake most pigeons fanciers are doing is bringing new birds on the loft without checking on them  firsdt and mixing them up with the existing birds in the loft.
It does not matter from who you got the bird and how much you ve paid for it
i know you are anxious to see it in action whatever that may be,but do yourself
a  big favor check it first and most of all put it separately  for about 10 days and keep eye on her , check out the health section  
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