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PostSubject: vaccinating birds   Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:43 am

did ours today remember lads to do it at least 4 weeks before pairing up to save on any complications...we do all ours, 2016 ybs get done again too all birds get done early December its when we do our yearly vaccinating for old birds ...it means all our ybs get vaccinated twice in the year of their birth then yearly thereafter atb
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:37 pm

Spot on darren but as you well know lots will not vaccinate but again I will not say much on this lol ..spies
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:30 pm

Usually do ours when they are sitting easier to catch
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:22 am

Talking about vaccinating - Are we talking about PMV vaccine?

Maybe I am out of touch as we have not had pigeons for some years - But I thought we HAVE to vaccinate ALL our birds against PMV at least once a year. If not you could not race them.

I remember a few of us, going around to our clubs members lofts, injecting them all. They all had to be signed off or else they could not race.

Is that not the case nowadays? I heard Geoff Cooper saying (on camera) that he did not vaccinate his birds - how does he get away with it?

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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:14 am

its compulsory to vaccinate and have a vaccination sheet signed by a witness ...those that don't vaccinate are playing a game of Russian roulette as paramyxo virus is airborne and actually carried by wild birds ...my friend never used to vaccinate his stock then one year they got the disease and after that he always did them because its a horrible disease to see not nice at all and anyway by vaccinating you stimulate the ybs immune system ...the coopers were referring to paratyphoid/salmonella vaccine which I don't see any point in doing as their are many different strains of salmonella and the vaccine covers about 3
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:59 am

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its compulsory to vaccinate and have a vaccination sheet signed by a witness ...those that don't vaccinate are playing a game of Russian roulette as paramyxo virus is airborne and actually carried by wild birds ...my friend never used to vaccinate his stock then one year they got the disease and after that he always did them because its a horrible disease to see not nice at all and anyway by vaccinating you stimulate the ybs immune system ...the coopers were referring to paratyphoid/salmonella vaccine which I don't see any point in doing as  their are many different strains of salmonella and the vaccine covers about 3

Thanks for that Darren.

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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:37 pm

I used to vaccinate years ago. Have not done so for 15 years. No problems here. Anyway, just my way of doing things. The following is a long read but worth the time.
http://www.silvio-co.com/pigeons/vaccine.htm
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:27 pm

it only lets me read part of the write up which is a shame I can only read about half page ...would like to read it ...either way vaccination is compulsory in the uk
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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:16 pm

Try this. Lots of info all aspects of pigeons.
http://www.silvio-co.com/pigeons/breeding.htm

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PostSubject: Re: vaccinating birds   Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:54 pm

thanks hal
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