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It is important to be aware of the proper vaccination schedule for pigeons. Generally, young pigeons are vaccinated from 6 weeks old. There are several vaccines available for different diseases, including paramyxovirus, pox, paratyphoid, and Adeno-Coli syndrome. It is important to follow the vaccination schedule closely and ensure that the pigeons are vaccinated on time.
A good vaccination schedule is crucial for a healthy and strong pigeon population. It is important to know which vaccines are needed and when they should be administered. The vaccination schedule provides the pigeon fancier with guidance to vaccinate the pigeons at the right time.
The vaccination schedule starts with young pigeons. From six weeks old, the pigeons can be vaccinated against paramyxovirus-rotavirus, also known as ‘pseudo bird flu.’ This disease can occur at a young age. The vaccine against paramyxovirus-rotavirus is administered in the pigeon’s neck and offers protection for one year.
After the first vaccination against paramyxovirus-rotavirus at five to six weeks old, there is usually another vaccination against paramyxovirus-rotavirus. These vaccinations are administered at the age of 8 weeks. In addition, there is another vaccination against pox. This usually happens when the pigeons are four to five months old.
In addition to the annual vaccinations against paramyxovirus-rotavirus, there are a few other vaccinations that are administered periodically. For example, there is the vaccination against paratyphoid virus, which must be given once a year. First, “parastop” is administered for ten days. This is first administered through drinking, and on the twelfth day, an injection follows. Vaccination can also be given against the adenovirus, also known as ‘young pigeon disease.’ This usually happens in the months of April and May.
There are different methods for vaccinating pigeons, including the injection method and the feather follicle method. With the injection method, the vaccine is injected directly into the pigeon’s muscle. The feather follicle method involves applying the vaccine to the bird’s skin, usually on the neck or wing. The vaccine is then absorbed into the feathers’ follicles and taken up by the pigeon in that way.