Diseases

Aflotoxicosis and Mycotoxins

(grain contamination and poisoning of insecticides and other toxins) Description:AvioAntitox is the first ever pigeon specific Antitox developed to treat poisoning of pigeons with insecticides or other toxins. It is

Pigeon Malaria

Cause:Pigeon Malaria is a Protozoal disease caused by the Hamaproteus columbae. Pigeon Malaria is transmitted by the Pigeon fly and possibly by mosquitoes and midges. Although Pigeon Malaria has never

Candidiasis (Thrush)

Cause:Candidiasis is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans Symptoms:Candidiasis was seen in the past only as an opportunistic infection after heavy treatment weith antibiotics or when pigeons had a

Young Bird Disease

Cause:Young Bird Disease (YBD) is a devastating disease normally affecting pigeons younger than 10 months. It is caused by a combination of viruses and bacteria but is always initiated by

Orniplasmosis

Cause: Orniplasmosis is a new disease syndrome caused by a combined infection with Ornithosis (Chlamydia) and Mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma). Symptoms:Mild to severe upper respiratory symptoms with regular sneezing, rubbing of the eyes

Mycoplasmosis

Cause:Mycoplasmosis is caused by the organism Mycoplasma. There are currently three species of this organism. Symptoms:Mycoplasmosis is one of the most common respiratory infections found in pigeons. It is often

Ornithosis “One eye cold”

Cause:“One eyed cold” or Ornithosis is caused by a bacterial like organism called Chlamydia. Symptoms:Ornithosis is one of the most common respiratory infections found in pigeons. It is often confused

Coccidiosis

Cause:Coccidiosis is caused by a one cellular protozoon called Eimeria Symptoms:Coccidiosis is one of the classical carrier diseases. In many cases, especially in adult pigeons, no apparent symptoms are seen

Trichomoniasis (Crop Canker)

Cause:Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoan called Trichomonas gallinae. Symptoms:Trichomoniasis is the most common infection found in pigeons. Although it will seldom cause clinical disease of crop and throat inflammation,

Endoparasites (worms)

Cause:The most common worm infestations in pigeons are Roundworm, Hairworm, Tapeworm and Lungworm. Symptoms:Hairworms are blood sucking worms that cause enteritis and severe anemia in babies. In adult birds they