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Grains, Fuel and Pigeon Racing Introduction

Grains, Fuel and Pigeon Racing Introduction Following a series of seminars delivered in Australia during the Fall, I was approached by some fanciers interested in grains/seeds and their levels of nutrients. It occurred to me then that it might be…

Pigeon Tonic

Pigeon Tonic Use the following pigeon tonic receipe below, helps promote health during both the race and moulting seasons. 10 Tablespoons Colombine tea 10 Tablespoons White nettle Boil the above in 2 liters of water for 5 minutes. To this…

EggBound

EggBound Egg binding, or the obstruction of the uterus or oviduct by an egg, is a common problem seen in female birds. Since it can occur in a female bird, even if a mate is not present, unmated pet birds…

EggBinding

EggBinding As we move through the breeding season, there is increased discussion of the problem of egg binding. What is egg binding? Egg binding is the inability of a hen to pass a developed or partially developed egg. A partially…

Preventative and Curative Medicines

Preventative and Curative Medicines As a result of the much improved knowledge of pigeons and the medications now available to manage diseases, the good fancier can enjoy a loft free of disease. The common aim is to produce the healthiest…

Paramyxovirus Basics

Paramyxovirus Basics Pigeon flyers around the world have all heard of paramyxovirus or PMV. This is a viral disease that is not to be confused with the bacterial disease paratyphiod caused by Salmonella typhimurium. PMV is caused by one of…

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 5 It has been shown experimentally that within minutes after release, all of the glycogen reserves in the white fibers are completely exhausted, and for all practical purposes, their activity virtually stops…

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 4 As a reserve fuel for flight, fat has definite advantages over carbohydrate and protein. For example, one unit of fat liberates as much energy as equal amounts of carbohydrate and protein…

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