Bacterial infections of the gastro-intestinal tract caused by pathogens which are sensitive to ampicillin.
Against bacterial infections of the gastro-intestinal tract
- Contains an antibiotic of the penicillin group
- Effective against gram positive and gram negative pathogens
- Especially well tolerated by young pigeons
- Available in powder form for treatment via the drinking water and in capsule form for treatment of individual birds
12 sachets of 7.5 g each
Box of 100 capsules
Salmonellosis has one of the highest mortality rates of any infectious bacterial disease of pigeons.
Salmonella typhimurium var. copenhagen, designated as the “pigeon type” salmonella strain.
Given the right conditions, the bacterium can remain infective in the environment for 1 year or more.
Salmonellae are spread by:
- inhalation of dust containing the pathogen
- contaminated feed (insects, mice, rats)
- dirty feed troughs and water bowls
- transmission from the hen to the egg
- feeding the nestlings with infected crop milk and billing
- chronic carriers: pigeons that appear healthy after surviving salmonella infection, but shed the pathogen at irregular intervals and thus pose a risk to the current flock and their progeny.
Acute form (mainly affects young pigeons):
Enteritis with pulpy, mucoid, greenish droppings; once organs (liver, kidneys, spleen) have become infected, there is growth retardation, emaciation and (in isolated cases) death. Embryos infected with salmonellae frequently die in ovo or during the first few days of life.
Chronic form (mainly affects adult pigeons):
Inflammation causes a thickening of the joints, especially the elbow joint, wing or leg lameness, disorders of balance and torsion of the neck. Recognition of the disease: Bacteriological examination of faecal and/or organ samples. An antibiogram is performed to determine which medication is suitable for treatment purposes.
Paramyxovirus infection, Ornithosis, Coccidiosis, worm infestation, organ form of Trichomoniasis.
Upon appearance of the symptoms described, treatment with chloramphenicol-N should be started immediately. In some cases it is necessary to change the treatment (e.g. to doxycyclin-t or ampicillin-t) when the results of the bacteriological examination and antibiogram become available.
Do not give pigeons any feeds containing calcium (e.g. grit) during treatment with doxycyclin-t, since calcium binds doxycycline and thus reduces its efficacy.
No free flight for affected pigeons.
Do not provide bath water.
Treat the entire flock rather than individual birds.
Cull severely affected pigeons before beginning the treatment, since it is unlikely that they can be cured.
To check the outcome of the treatment, carry out bacteriological examinations on faecal samples. These should take place at least 14 days after termination of treatment, and then repeated twice at 3-week intervals.
|When?||How often?||How much?||Yield|
|In general bacterial infections||For 5 days||1 sachet per 1 litre of drinking water or
1 capsule per pigeon and day
|12 sachets are sufficient for 12 litres of drinking water or
100 capsules are sufficient for 100 pigeons
|In Salmonellosis||For 10 days,
see treatment plan Salmonellosis
|2 sachets per 1 litre of drinking water
2 capsules per pigeon and day
|12 sachets are sufficient for 6 litres of drinking water or
100 capsules are sufficient for 50 pigeons