The Pigeon’s Medicine Cabinet

The Pigeon’s Medicine Cabinet

ERYTHROMYCIN.(Gallimycin)- An antibiotic generally effective against respiratory infections,especially Mycoplasmosis. May also be useful against certain Staph infections. DOSAGE: 3-6 tsp per gallon for 4-7 days; PREVENTATIVE DOSE: ¾ tsp per gallon

OXYTETRACYCLINE (Terramycin)- A broad spectrum antibiotic useful against many types of infections, but often not highly effective. Most usually recommended for use after races as a general preventative Dosage: (for concentrate) 1 tsp per gallon.

CLORTETRACYCLINE ( Aureomycin) A broad spectrum antibiotic similar to Terramycin but probably more effective. Dosage: (concentrate) 1-2 tsp per gallon for as many as 15 days if positive results are noted.

LINCOMYCIN/SPECTINOMYCIN ( L/S 50 ) An antibiotic consisting of two synergistic antibiotics which are highly effective against Mycoplasmosis. Considered the drug of choice in treatment of respiratory infections. Spectinomycin may also be very effective against Salmonella and E-Coli. Dosage: 1 tsp per gallon for 5-7 days.

AMPICILLIN– An antibiotic in the Penicillin family which is effective against most strains of E-Coli, and probably other infections, but not a cure-all. Dosage: for 200 ml bottles. Make a stock solution and use 7 tsp per gallon for 7-10 days. Keep refrigerated

ENROFLOXACIN-(Baytril)- An antibacterial agent effective against both gram negative and gram positive bacteria. Considered the drug of choice against parathypoid if birds have not been vaccinated. May also be very effective against E-Coli Dosage: ¼ tablet twice a day for 5-10 days

SULFACHLORPYRIDAZINE(Vetisulid or Pyradan) A sulfa drug to which most strains of E-Coli are sensitive Also an effective coccidiostat. Dosage: 1 tsp per gallon for 5-7 days.

TYLOSIN (Tylan) – Most effective in concentrated form. An effective drug against respiratory infections, especially Mycoplasmosis. Dosage: 1 tsp per gallon for 5-7 days I mix this with L/S 50 for very good results.

Amprolium ( Amprol or Corid)- An inexpensive and very effective coccidiostat. Considered the drug of choice for coccidiosis…. Dosage: 1 tsp per gallon for 3-5 days. For an outbreakl; 1 tsp per gallon for 5 days than ½ tsp per gallon for 7 additional days.

MEBENDAZOLE(Telmentic)- A general wormer. Considered the wormer of choice by many as it is highly effective against all worms except tapeworms. Dosage: ¼ tsp per gallon for 5 days. Repeat within 10-15 days.

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25 thoughts on “The Pigeon’s Medicine Cabinet

  1. Yes i have used these medicines when i have to however i’m MORE likely to use Ray Browers methods.
    The use of PROBIOTICS with honey and garlic using lemon juice to scour out the pigeons on return from a race. The LEMON juice is put on the food and i add brewers yeast to sweeten the food which is barley.
    PROBIOTICS IS ALL THE GOOD BACTERIAS. This is great all year round being really good in the breeding season.

  2. one medicine you forgot to mention…oxygen and remember this is free.what I am saying is don’t overcrowd your birds and you would not need the use of to many drugs. enjoy your birds mike

  3. For the pigeons can we take human antibiotics with the same generic name and use it directly as per unit or can you give the concentration of antibiotic for the pigieon to equate it to the concentration of antibiotics for humans

  4. The best advice is keeping the number of birds down, compaired to your loft size.I myself keep 20-30 yb’s in a 8 X 12 loft, which is 96 sq ft.My OB loft is the same size, with 12-13 pair of OB flyers.I do keep the Meds on hand, and treat once for worms yearly, and cocci & canker 2 weeks before the race season………thats all.


  5. Normally,I use some Taiwan local herbs instead of chemicals to prevent and cure the pigeon’s diseases and get a very good result.

    1. hi shakir. i have also some racing pugeons.m from india.if u share something about pigeons i feel happy. my e mail is [email protected].i like pigeons too much.this web site helps me too much a lot of thanks to this site

  6. Happened 7-8 years ago I went to the country from some friends
    had a beautiful homestead and many birds.
    In May vegetable garden in the back I noticed some threads (Aristolochia clematitis L.) apple wolf.
    I know from my dad that this plant has anticancer properties but
    is used only for external use.
    I asked if they know what this plant is good,
    Their answer surprised me
    -We know from your veterinarian as:
    “Tea made from this plant as a drinking water added to make the birds are no longer sick!
    New type of when using this method 20 years in May we were not sick or a bird.”
    What do you think?
    One can use this method and the pigeons?

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