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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…

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1

Pigeon Racing and Nutrition of the Muscle Part 1 As increasing amounts of literature about pigeons become available, it follows that there are many more informed fanciers than ever before. Scientific principles in the nutrition, breeding, racing, and indeed all…

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