The last few years we see more and more problems with our young pigeons. Mostly we see a combination of an infection with the adenovirus and the E.coli bacteria. The adenovirus type I damages the intestinal cells whereby an environment with a lot of proteins provides the ideal circumstances for a strong growth of the E.coli bacteria. This E.coli, which overgrows the normal intestinal flora, can produce toxins which can reach the blood and cause an intoxication. The young pigeons become sick and sometimes they even die. Recently we also see more and more combined infections of circovirus and adenovirus. Due to the circovirus young pigeons are also increasingly harmed by common infections. In addition we notice more frequently the combination of E.coli and streptococcus.
* A full struma and a bad digestion
* Green, slimy droppings
* A bad appetite and a poor condition
* Sometimes death
In case of illness:
At the first clinical signs of a young pigeon disease it is advisable to treat 7 to 8 days with 4 in 1 powder by Medpet
(5 grams (1 teaspoon) to 4 litres of drinking water) OR 4 in 1 tablets by Medpet for individual treatment (1 tablet per pigeon for 5-7 days). At the same time we can administer a prebiotic on the food during 7 to 8 days
(e.g. Pigeon Breeder Plus: 1 scoop per gallon of water).
To stimulate the local resistance/immunity in the intestinal tract, administer two or three times a week
PRO E MUNE (2 tablespoons to a gallon of water).
At the first signs of an infection start immediately with a treatment of the complete loft.
During illness feed all the pigeons a light protein low diet.
Allow the young pigeons some rest before resuming the flights.