Pigeons: Respiratory disease

Doneley, Bob (2008). Pigeons: Respiratory disease. In John Chitty and Michael Lierz (Ed.), BSAVA manual of raptors, pigeons and passerine birds 2nd ed. (pp. 320-327) Quedgeley, U. K.: British Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Author Doneley, Bob
Title of chapter Pigeons: Respiratory disease
Title of book BSAVA manual of raptors, pigeons and passerine birds
Place of Publication Quedgeley, U. K.
Publisher British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Series BSAVA Manual series
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9781905319046
Editor John Chitty
Michael Lierz
Chapter number 30
Start page 320
End page 327
Total pages 8
Total chapters 37
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Respiratory disease is a 'blanket' phrase used to describe a multitude of diseases and syndromes that cause similar clinical signs in pigeons: sneezing, swollen sinuses, coulonasal discharge, dyspnoea, etc. It is a common and often quite serious problem in pigeons and pigeon lofts. Its impact on the individual bird and on the performance of a racing team cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately there is a tendency for some pigeon fanciers - and some veterinary surgeons - to consider antibiotics and other drugs to be the sole or best solution, and a great deal of money, time and effort is devoted to treating, rather than preventing this problem.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Rev. ed. of: BSAVA manual of raptors, pigeons, and waterfowl / general editor, Peter H. Beynon. 1996.

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