Water soluble antibiotic for racing pigeons
- Against Salmonellosis (Paratyphus / wing and leg paralysis)
- Against other bacterial infections of the gastro-intestinal tract (Coli infections) or respiratory tract
- Against systemic infections (Septicaemia)
Pack size:12 sachets of 6.5 g each
|When?||How often?||How much?||Yield|
|In Salmonellosis||See treatment plan Salmonellosis||12 sachets are sufficient for 12 litres of drinking water|
For contra-indications, side effects, interactions with other preparations, and special instructions: see package label.
Salmonellosis has one of the highest mortality rates of any infectious bacterial disease of pigeons.
Salmonella typhimurium var. copenhagen, designated as the “pigeon type” salmonella strain.
Given the right conditions, the bacterium can remain infective in the environment for 1 year or more.
Salmonellae are spread by:
- inhalation of dust containing the pathogen
- contaminated feed (insects, mice, rats)
- dirty feed troughs and water bowls
- transmission from the hen to the egg
- feeding the nestlings with infected crop milk and billing
- chronic carriers: pigeons that appear healthy after surviving salmonella infection, but shed the pathogen at irregular intervals and thus pose a risk to the current flock and their progeny.
Acute form (mainly affects young pigeons):
Enteritis with pulpy, mucoid, greenish droppings; once organs (liver, kidneys, spleen) have become infected, there is growth retardation, emaciation and (in isolated cases) death. Embryos infected with salmonellae frequently die in ovo or during the first few days of life.
Chronic form (mainly affects adult pigeons):
Inflammation causes a thickening of the joints, especially the elbow joint, wing or leg lameness, disorders of balance and torsion of the neck. Recognition of the disease: Bacteriological examination of faecal and/or organ samples. An antibiogram is performed to determine which medication is suitable for treatment purposes.