A veterinary guide to health control, medication use and the development of race fitness for the competitive fancier.
An updated version of The Flying Vet’s Pigeon Health & Management.
As with Dr Walker’s earlier books, practical information based on sound veterinary knowledge is presented in an easy-to-read format.
Topics covered include the common diseases and their management, how to develop race fitness, the selection of birds for the race team, race preparation and recovery protocols, disease control during the racing and breeding seasons and the causes of poor race performance. The interpretation of physical changes observed in the birds, together with the changes in the birds’ behaviour and droppings are discussed from both a management and veterinary point of view. Information on loft design and feeding and extensive coverage of modem medications available to the fancier are also given.