Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences

Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-446X


Zuzana Farkašová

Department of Nutrition and Animal Husbandry, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Komenského 73, Slovakia

  • Research Article   
    Occurrence of Diseases in Holdings of Carrier Pigeons with Different Prophylactic Plans
    Author(s): František Zigo*, Zuzana Farkašová, Silvia Ondrašovičová, Mária Vargová and Katarína Veszelits Laktičová

    The aim of the work was to evaluate the occurrence of diseases in two carrier pigeon holdings with different prophylactic plans at the beginning and at the end of flight season. During the flight season, the pigeons completed 14 races at a distance of 140 to 1200 km. In the first holding (A), antibiotics and corticoids were applied at regular intervals in order to maintain health, while in the second holding (B) were used products based on plant extracts and essential oils during the race season. Based on clinical and laboratory examination of faecal samples and oropharynx swabs was obtained a general overview of the prevalence of the most common diseases with regard to their clinical manifestations. The most marked increases in parasitic and infectious agents were observed at the end of the season in both holdings. Despite different prophylactic plans, the preval.. View More»

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