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Dear Sirs, Our pigeons are performing quite well and winning some races. We have noticed though that they are not 100%. The only symptoms we see are in the loft where they appear to swallow or taste abnormally on a regular basis. Droppings are perfect. there is no gaping or breathing problems just this 'tasting'.
"tasting" can be a problem with canker (tricho)in combination with respiratory problems.
The best is combinate a tablet again tricho (metronidazole oder ronidazole) with a treatment again respiratory problems (eventually 3-4 days doxycycline).
Hi Need Help Over the last 3 or 4 months i have noticed my pigeons have no appetite from then on they suffer all these symptoms: No Appetite watery droppings air in the Crop sack holding water in the Crop unable to eat corn if picked at some have swollen eyes some have swollen wing buts after 4 or 5 days unable to fly then no desire to live leading to death I have been to a English Vet but this has not helped... they put my birds on SYNULOX 1ML TO 3 PINTS NYSTATIN ON THE CORN BAYCOX AFTER TREATMENT My pigeons are still having problems with this so please reply asap ... Thanks for any advice given
It would be advisable to treat the birds also for trichomoniasis (f.e. with ronidazole 400mg per liter water) and paratyphus (f.e. with enrofloxacine). Were the birds vaccinated for paramyxovirus, herpes and paratyphus? If not it could be wise to do so.
I cannot be sure of a diagnosis without seeing the birds, but there is a good chance by taking care of these diseases your problem will be solved.
The treatments you had to give, accounted only for candidiasis, streptococs and other bacteria (salmonella temporary) and coccidiosis.
Good night I'm a pigeon fancier in Portugal, I m serious problem with my pigeons. I'm tired of trying to resolve the problem by asking a number of fanciers and still can not expediently resolve. In my loft I have no air currents, I have no moisture, the air also to encounter not saturated, the pigeons are healthy. The problem I have in pigeons is as follows: My pigeons have always sputum in the throat, and I can not eliminate it. I've tried to various forms, but can not. I am asking your help to see if I can tell what should I do to eliminate this phlegm throat pigeons. Since already thank you very much. Greetings A. Santos
Causes of this could be: trichomoniasis, herpes, upper respiratory problems (bacteria like mycoplasma and others), candida infections. Depending on the problem you should give different medication. Try to get a diagnosis with an avian vet. Treatment for trichomonas could be ronidazole, for bacteria antibiotics like spiramycine, linco-spectin,..., for candida nystatin, for herpes there is no effective treatment without losing condition of the birds completely, but I have some results with L-lysine. As a preventive measure I have good results with a high quality colloidal silver solution.
I think I have Cloacal canker (anal) there is a lump under the skin by there anal passage I have found four babies with this prob since weaning over. The vet has told me to start to treat with ronidazole 10% for 7 day and also to do the stock birds because this is where it would of come from. My questions are when babies have canker in this place will it go anymore internal like to the heart, liver ect. Also will they recover well from this sort of canker or are they better culled. Also because the vet has said to treat stock birds they are now on egg would I be better to bin the egg or does canker not effect egg (babies) until they have hatched many thanks hope you can help bob green
The treatment during sitting on eggs is no problem, they are only infected after they hatched. This aggressive trichomonas strain could infect other organs but it is possible that after treatment the birds are OK and are able to have good performances. In case of circovirus being the underlying problem, the birds could well be too weak to battle the disease or other diseases.
My birds seem to be lacking an efficient treatment for canker/tricho. I previously used emtryl and it seemed to work at first, but now the efficiency has declined would you recommend any products out that may be of aid in my problem?
Some of my birds have white little dots in there throats and some the curtain in the throat is also white what is the cause of this?
I wonder if you could advise me please, I believe my pigeons may have pigeon herpesvirus (phv), at the moment I am treating them with baytril is this advisable? Symptoms - watery droppings, sometimes mushy olive green, Thirst, weight loss, signs of canker in the mouth also ornithosis type symptoms i.e. one eyed cold.
I have mixed tiamutin with cancer stop (ronidazol) in the drinking water. Can you tell me if it is good or not? Can you please tell me if there is someting to clear the antiabotic that we give to the pigeons.
Ik heb een medisch vraagje
Mijn kweekduiven hebben gelegd en sommige al een tweede keer (verstoken)
Mag ik nu kuren met Tricho-plus want morgen komen de eerste jongen uit? Of wachten tot jongen groter zijn
Kan tricho-plus kwaad bij jongen die pas geboren zijn?
In het begin van het seizoen is het moeilijk om bij de eersten te geraken. Naargelang het seizoen vorderd begint het beter te gaan. Wat moet ik doen om mijn duiven van in het begin in de goede form te krijgen en het zo lang mogelijk te houden?
Welke producten zou U geven tegen bvb trichomonas, tegen kopziekte en op welk ogenblik geef ik ze best? (wat zijn de beste producten?