Pigeon Services

Services include:

  • Disease investigations
  • Coccidial oocyst and worm egg counts
  • Post mortem examinations
  • Poor performance investigations 
  • Site visits and consultations
  • Salmonella (Paratyphoid) culture
  • Drinking water cultures
  • Medicine, vaccine and disinfectant sales

Disease Diagnosis

Our on-site laboratory and post mortem room facilitate the detailed examination of birds and samples enabling us to provide results quickly, allowing prompt treatment and advice.

For a routine health check appointment or for investigation of a problem with your birds:

  1. Call the practice to book your appointment with the vet
  2. Bring 1-2 birds to the appointment and a sample of droppings from the loft. – To diagnose ALL disease swabs MUST be read immediately. Posted swabs are no good and disease will be missed.
  3. Arrive in good time and book in at reception
  4. The birds will be examined by the vet – results while you wait.

For testing of dropping samples (recommended every other month):

  1. Samples can be dropped off during working hours.- For diagnosing ALL WORM species, COCCIDIOSIS and SALMONELLA (Paratyphoid).
  2. Samples can also be sent by post/courier with your details attached.
    – Please ensure samples conform to Royal Mail packaging requirements and that the correct postage has been paid. Please phone us before sending the samples to arrange payment.
  3. Results take up to 3 working days.

Dispensing of Medicines

Prescription only medicines (antibiotics, wormers and anti-coccidials) and veterinary advice can only be supplied to birds under our care and where a clinical diagnosis has been made.

To allow this:

  • You must be a client of the practice
  • We need to have seen your birds or tested your samples
  • We must have sufficient knowledge of the birds in question

Antibiotics should only ever be used for treating bacterial diseases and should never be used routinely or for non-specific conditions.

Non-prescription products can be readily supplied to any registered client:

  • Rehydration salts – essential in cases of loose droppings and great following a long race
  • Pre-biotics – promotes a healthy gut
  • Vitamins & Tonics – used for a boost and to aid recovery. Also ideal for periods of stress
  • Disinfectants – essential for good hygiene
  • Probiotics (Clostat) – In-water probiotic fed daily seeds the gut with healthy bacteria and enhances gut health.

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