Pigeon vaccination programs

Compiled by Dr Ockert Botha (BVSc)

Introduction

  1. Pigeons need to be vaccinated against both the Pidgeon strain of Paramyxo virus (PMV1) and the chicken strain of Paramyxo virus (Newcastle disease).
  2. I recommend Nobilis Paramyxo vaccine (pigeon strain) and Aviovac (chicken strain). This combination ensures excellent protective immunity.
  3. All vaccines may be used until expiry and need not be discarded after opening. (Use new clean needles, refrigerate and keep out of sun).
  4. Never ever wait until the end of breeding and then only vaccinate babies.

Stock birds

A) Paramyxo-virus

Vaccinate all stock birds 6 weeks before mating with Nobilis Paramyxo vaccine. Vaccinate all stock birds two weeks later with Aviovac.

B) Paratyphoid (Salmonella gallinarium)

Treat all stock birds for 10 days before Paratyphoid-Vacc with Typhoid-Cure. Vaccinate all stock birds 2 weeks before mating with Paratyphoid-Vacc. Vaccinate all stock birds two weeks later with booster vaccine of Paratyphoid-Vacc.

Youngsters

A) Paramyxo-virus

Vaccinate all youngsters at 21 days with Nobilis Paramyxo vaccine. Vaccinate all youngsters two weeks later with Aviovac.

B) Paratyphoid (Salmonella gallinarium)

Vaccinate all youngsters at 8 weeks with Paratyphoid-Vacc. Vaccinate all youngsters two weeks later with booster vaccine of Paratyphoid-Vaccs.

Racing Birds

A) Paramyxo-virus

Vaccinate all racers 8 weeks before the first race with Nobilis Paramyxo vaccine. Vaccinate all young-birds racers two weeks later with Aviovac. (others not needed). Vaccinate all racers in mid racing season with Aviovac.

B) Paratyphoid (Salmonella gallinarium)

Treat all racers for 10 days before Paratyphoid-Vacc with Typhoid-Cure. Vaccinate all racers 4 weeks before mating with Paratyphoid-Vacc. Vaccinate only young-bird racers not vaccinated as babies two weeks later with booster vaccine of Paratyphoid-Vacc. (racers vaccinated as babies and others previously vaccinated twice with Paratyphoid-Vacc may be injected once only).

“AVIOVAC” IS EEN VAN DIE GOEDGEKEURDE ENTSTOWWE WAT MAG GEBRUIK WORD. IS GOEDGEKKEUR DEUR SANPO.