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The last few weeks I personally get a lot of questions when I'm going to do consultations again,  because my name is not mentioned on the weekly schedule of the consultations on Facebook. However, I am back at work for months now.  But consultations I am not doing anymore. I currently only work by appointment. If you want to make an appointment, you can call the clinic or send an email. Usually, in the short term we can arrange an appointment (based on availability).


Duiven in de loftAutumn is the designated time to disinfect the loft. There are several good disinfectants on the market. The trouble with many disinfectants is that they can have in themselves carcinogenic properties to a greater or lesser extent. Usually the pigeons do not have much to do with this, but the owner even more. What I noticed over the years ,is that the side effects of these agents regarding carcinogenicity are often stashed, downplayed in lowercase or otherwise. 

More than ten years ago, we have studied the possibilities that exist with respect to proper disinfection and safety of the drug use. We then came out with Virkon® S. For now this seems to be a secure and we use it not only for our own lofts but also for the disinfection of premises in the clinic.
Virkon® S is suitable for disinfecting surfaces, materials, water and air disinfection. If one has to deal with an outbreak of disease in one of the lofts and one wants to reduce the risk of the infection itself when he has to walk to a different department, than the drug can also be successfully used to do in a decontamination tray for footwear .

Virkon SAn important thing to know, is that one needs to clean the surfaces before cleaning it with Virkon® S. Thereafter, it is necessary to leave a 1% solution of the agent for a long time in order to obtain an optimum effect. Too often I notice, that one uses Virkon® S as a glorified cleaner. This, however, should be avoided. So first clean the case and then apply the disinfectant in the right way.
If we can rely on the data from the producer no other disinfectant has a safety profile and broad and potent activity as Virkon® S. The agent has a strong killing activity of many common pathogens in birds. Both viruses, fungi and bacteria. It would be active against more than 500 different pathogens. A good activity exists against Salmonella typhimurium and Newcastle disease (PMV) and against Avian Flu. The product is not classified as hazardous, it does not cause hypersensitivity both in powder form and in use dilutions, in line with EU criteria (1999/45 / EC).
To all appearances, there is an official authorization for water use in chickens. Off the label is already used by several fanciers in a dose of 0.5-1 grams per liter of drinking water for the prevention of intestinal problems.
Not only proper reaction time is important also the right dilution is important. We keep itself at a dilution of 1 in 100. This equates to 10 grams per liter. For some diseases is a dilution of 1 to 200 is sufficient as in the case of influenza infection. But for most viruses a dilution of 1 in 100 is still really wanted. This includes the Paramyxovirus, the Circovirus and the Adenocolisyndroom.
Also, for most bacteria and fungi as well as for the Chlamydiae is a dilution of 100 desired.

Again the liquid is allowed to act on the surface long enough to ensure effective operation.

Bony Basis T en Bony Usneanoplus

Products widely used at this time of year are Bony Base T and Bony Usneano Plus. 

Bony Basic T where T stands for Tincture, a product based on the extraction of herbs that have a supportive effect during moulting. The herbs contribute to the cleansing of the liver and kidneys. In addition, the composition comprises resistance-enhancing herbal extracts and adaptogens. Adaptogens are substances that help to cope with stress.

Practice shows that the fans are excited when they see after 4 to 7 days the old fluff is usually massively loosened and the pigeons visibly improve. Noses that are whiter and pigeons feel better.

Bony Usneano PlusBony Usneano Plus is a product based on five spices. One of them has a reputation that is active against staphylococci. Staphylococcal bacteria that are difficult to kill off by antibiotics. In fact, we see increasingly resistant bacteria. Bacteria become resistant to many of them deployed against antibiotics. A precarious state.

Bony Usneano Plus could potentially contribute to the management of this problem as it occurs on the lofts. It also appears that, in practice, both the cancer as the coccidiosis have difficulty with the presence of these herbal combination in the drinking water. We ourselves give  BonyUsneano Plus every Monday in the drinking water, for more than three years, with good results, much to our satisfaction.

Pigeon Vetcenter

Julianalaan 7a | 6191 AL | Beek
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