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Pigeon Health Matters Part 2 – The Race Stage

Race stage Aim: To maintain winning form through the entire season by good management and maintenance of health. This is when it gets interesting. It is also the time when most fanciers start making serious mistakes. During competition medication is…

Pigeon Health Matters Part 1

From a veterinary health point of view pigeons represent an extreme therapeutic challenge. In a closed stock loft or parrot aviary, where the movement of birds in and out is very low it is simply a matter of testing birds,…

Joseph Van Dorning’s Pigeon Racing Tips

No 1.  Make sure your loft is 100% vermin proof. There is nothing that will knock your birds off form quicker than a small mouse urinating or leaving droppings or drinking from the birds water fountain.  No 2. Make sure…

3 Tips for Selecting Breeders

From the very beginning the selection of breeders has been fascinating for me plus rewarding in meeting top flyers in different parts of the world. Like any other subject matter, Pigeon Graders, there are several good ones in America, have…

The Probiotic “Health Dividend” (Part 2)

The Probiotic “Health Dividend” (Part 2 of 2) By: John Vance When all defenses are working properly, 98% of all pathogenic invaders are neutralized and flushed out of the digestive tract without having penetrated the intestinal lining. However, when all…

The Probiotic “Health Dividend” (Part 1)

The Probiotic “Health Dividend” (Part 1 of 2) by John Vance The digestive tract of a racing pigeon, is home to a number of microorganisms, including various types of protozoa, bacteria, and fungi (includes yeast). The normal relationship between these…

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