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Medpet Breeding & Moulting Program

BREEDING SEASON - VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM FOR PIGEONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

DAY

WATER

FEED

WATER

FEED

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

PREMOLT 100 500G

INTESTUM with PLUME PLUS

CALCIBIRD

MEDIMUNE WITH PLUME-PLUS

TUESDAY

LEWERSTIM

 

LEWERSTIM

 

WEDNESDAY

CLEAR

AMINOVIT-H with PLUME PLUS

ENTERO-PLUS & CALCIBIRD

AMINOVIT-H with PLUME-PLUS

THURSDAY

CLEAR

 

BLOEDSTIM

 

FRIDAY

ENTERO-PLUS & VIROBAN

 

ENTERO-PLUS & VIROBAN

 

SATURDAY

CLEAR

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

PREMOLT 100 500G

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

SUNDAY

MEDILYTE

 

MEDILYTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.) All pigeons should be clear of worms. Deworm birds just before breeding season. (Pigeons should be dewormed every 6 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

2.) Pigeons should be vaccinated against Paramyxo virus 4-6 weeks before breeding. Pigeons should not be allowed contact with other pigeons

for 14-21 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.) It is IMPORTANT to give Calcium supplement (Calcibird) before and during breeding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.) The use of Probiotics (Entero Plus or Intestum) decreases bowel disease and leads to more healthy young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.) ALWAYS give your pigeons a Multivitamin & Mineral twice weekly as a routine supplement (Aminovit H; Vitaton 34; Viroban)

 

 

 

 

 

6.) Once eggs are laid and adults are sitting for 5-7 days you need to treat for Canker (Cankerex-Plus/Emtryl or Meditrich or Medizole ect.) for 3-5 days.

If treating for canker before breeding season, treat not less than 4 weeks prior to paring pigeons up as it can affect fertility.

Do not treat pigeons with Emtryl/Cankerex while they are feeding their young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.) Give Intestum approx 2 days before hatching and then for 5 days continuously after hatching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.) Cock and Hen Fertility tablets should be given as per written instructions on container to any old or known problematic pigeons.

 

 

 

 

 

9.) Things to look out for: When breeding birds are on their second or third round of youngsters a lot of fanciers complain that the old birds are consuming

large amounts of grit and minerals and drinking excessive amounts of water with lots of watery droppings. In many cases this is an indication of a

salt (electrolyte) imbalance and in most cases this can be corrected by using Medilyte for 3 days in water and Aminovit H added to the corn.

 

 

 

 

 

10.) We also think all youngsters should be vaccinated against Paramyxo virus at weaning age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOULTING SEASON - VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM FOR PIGEONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

DAY

WATER

FEED

WATER

FEED

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

PREMOLT 100 500G

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

CLEAR WATER

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

TUESDAY

LEWERSTIM

 

LEWERSTIM

 

WEDNESDAY

CLEAR WATER

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

PREMOLT 100 500G

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

THURSDAY

CLEAR WATER

MEDIMUNE & PLUME-PLUS

CLEAR WATER

MEDIMUNE & PLUME-PLUS

FRIDAY

PREMOLT 100 500G

 

PREMOLT 100 500G

AMINOVIT-H with PLUME-PLUS

SATURDAY

PREMOLT 100 500G

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

PREMOLT 100 500G

PROTEIN BOOST WITH PLUME-PLUS

SUNDAY

CLEAR WATER

ENTERO-PLUS & AMINOVIT-H & PLUME-PLUS

CLEAR WATER

ENTERO-PLUS & AMINOVIT-H & PLUME-PLUS

 

 

 

 

 

1.) We are adding Protein Boost in the moulting season to help healthy feather growth as feathers mainly consist of protein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medpet Pre-racing Season and Racing Season Program        

         

MEDPET PRE-RACING SEASON TREATMENT PROGRAM FOR PIGEONS

(4 weeks)

 POX:  All pigeons should be vaccinated with Medipox at least 8 weeks prior to contact with other pigeons.

MALARIA:  Pigeons to be treated for 10 consecutive days with Primaquin 5 weeks before racing commences.

INTESTUM can also be used in the place of the Entero-Plus but not when using antibiotics from the Tetracycline family due to the presence of Calcium in the product.

Entero-Plus and Intestum can both be applied to the feed but only Entero-Plus is water soluble.  Clean water should be made available when applying these products to the feed.
 

Canker Treatment:  Any of the following Canker products are compatible – Cankerex-Plus, Emtryl or Medizole.  (Please note Canker products containing Dimetrinidazole should not be used when pigeons are feeding their young or at times when the water uptake is very high i.e very hot weather.)

Respiratory treatment should be carried out for 7 days prior to racing.

Beta-Glucans (Medimune) – We believe that if given just prior and at time of vaccination it increases the effectiveness of the vaccine.

 

 

DAY

MORNING

AFTERNOON

WEEK 1

Sunday

Clean water & Mediworm tabs

Viroban

Monday

Clean Water

Viroban

Tuesday

Lewerstim

Lewerstim

Wednesday

Clean Water

Viroban

Thursday

Clean Water

Viroban

Friday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Saturday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

 

WEEK 2

Sunday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Monday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Tuesday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus & Lewerstim

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus & Lewerstim

Wednesday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Thursday

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Doxybiotic & Entero-Plus

Friday

Entero-Plus

Entero-Plus

Saturday

Clear water & Medimune on Feed & Mediworm tabs

Clear water & Medimune on feed

  

WEEK 3

Sunday

Clear water & Entero-Plus on feed

Clear water & Entero-Plus on feed

Monday

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Tuesday

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Wednesday

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Thursday

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Friday

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Canker Treatment & Entero-Plus

Saturday

Viroban

Viroban

 

WEEK 4

Sunday

Entero-Plus / Intestum

Entero-Plus / Intestum

 

Monday

Clean Water

Aminovit-H & Plume Plus (Feed) & Clean water

 

Tuesday

Lewerstim

Lewerstim

 

Wednesday

Speed Plus

Medilyte & Speed Plus

 

Thursday

Medilyte & Speed Plus

Medilyte & Speed Plus

 

Friday

Clear water

Clear water

 

Saturday

Clear water on return from race & Protein Boost on feed (Plume Plus)

Aminostress (water) & Protein Boost on feed (Plume Plus)

 
 

  

RACING COMMENCES………….

MEDPET RACING PROGRAM

The most common worms in pigeons (Roundworm & Hairworm) are very easily picked up by pigeons especially when all birds are mixed i.e. basketing.  We therefore recommend that you treat you pigeons with Mediworm every 6 weeks. (This would also work as a treatment for Tapeworm, which is not as common)

To keep the race program as simple as possible, we recommend that the program below be repeated on a weekly basis.  The reason being that we believe, pigeons respond better to routine.

When basketing takes place on a Thursday you will need to advance the program as the week is shorter.

We recommend the use of Viroban for 5 days before a big National Race.  When doing this the recommended water treatments in the normal plan will be ignored and Viroban will be substituted for the full 5 days but pigeons must receive clear water for 2 days before basketing.

Please note that when using Viroban one should not use Bloedstim.

For long distance races, Medicarb should be used on the feed for 4 days not 2.

We recommend that routine treatments* for Canker and Respiratory problems should be carried out every 4-6 weeks.  
* Suggested products for Canker: Powder - Cankerex-Plus, Emtryl, Medizole; tablets – Meditrich (resistant strains – Ronsec)

* Suggested products for Respiratory problems:  Doxybiotic pwd, Tylobiotic pwd, Doxybird tabs, Longstim pwd
* Please follow the recommended instructions (1-2 days treatment is of no use as this only helps to cause resistance to the product)

We believe that treatment for Coccidiosis should only be carried out with a definite diagnosis.  However, the two products Coximed tabs and Medicox powder are safe to use as a routine treatment throughout the racing season.

 

 

DAY

MORNING

AFTERNOON

WEEKS

Saturday

Clear water when back from race. Protein Boost on feed & Plume Plus

Aminostress in water.              Protein Boost & Plume Plus

Sunday

Clear water Protein Boost & Plume Plus

Medilyte and Entero-Plus.  Protein Boost on feed and Plume Plus

Monday

Medimune on feed & Plume Plus .  Clear water

Medimune pwd  & Plume-Plus.  Clear water

Tuesday

Lewerstim

Lewerstim

Wednesday

Clear Water

Clear Water

Thursday

Speed Plus / Bloedstim in water. Medicarb on feed & Plume Plus

Speed Plus and Medilyte in water.  Medicarb on feed & Plume Plus

Friday

Speed Plus & Medilyte at ½ strength for first drink.  Then clear water must be provided.  Medicarb on feed & Plume Plus

Clear water