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11 Dec

Global's Health Maintenance Program

Posted by Admin .

(As written by Bert Oostlander)

Success with racing pigeons in breeding and racing starts with good health. Assuming you have good pigeons, I would like to address how to achieve good health. Before breeding and racing all pigeons should go through a regular health maintenance program, to make sure that they are totally "clean" and they do not have the slightest chance of carrying a contagious virus or bacteria. We at Global feel we have a health maintenance program that, if followed on a regular basis along with some common sense precautions, will keep your pigeons healthy year around. This program consists of medications, vaccines, vitamins, both domestic and foreign. When administered correctly during several strategic periods of the year, we found it to be very effective.

Before Breeding and Racing

Vaccinate all pigeons against Paramyxovirus (PMV-1) For those who do not like to vaccinate, we offer alternatives. For Paratyphoid, give the pigeons DAC Furaltadone in the water for 10-14 days. For Paramyxovirus use Lasota in the water for 1 day only. Lasota will give pigeons a short-time immunity and should be repeated every 6-8 weeks. Many fanciers feel there is no need to vaccinate for POX, but we highly recommend it. Vaccinate your young birds only, with the pox vaccine from Lohmann. This is a brush-on type vaccine and this may be done at the same time when vaccinating for Paramyxovirus. After medicating, vaccinating, stress or sickness a good pro-biotic should be given in the water or over the feed for two days. There are several good ones on the market, such as; Entero-Extra (Global) or Probios. This is to restore the "natural" gut bacteria destroyed by medicating, vaccinating, stress, etc. This is necessary for the proper digestion of the feed and to maintain balance in the digestive system. Vitamins may be given at the same time as the pro-biotic, Entero-Extra (Global) is a pro-biotic, that is supported with a whole series of vitamins. We highly recommend Global's Multi-Vit Mineral Grit. This is a mixture of all types of grit, mineral powder, P40 pellets, Tovo, Candy Feed, egg white, gripe sugar, and more, fortified with vitamins. The pigeons really go crazy over this product, as they seem to get addicted to it.

Four Weeks Before Racing

Five days of Multi-Mix against (Canker-Coccidiosis-Worms) or Dacoxine 4-in-1 against (Canker-Cocci-Paratyphoid-E-Coli). After treatment give two days of Probiotic Entero-Extra (Global). Continue to give the pigeons vitamins once or twice a week throughout the breeding and racing periods. 

Respiratory Treatment (2 weeks before the races)

It may be a good idea at this point to give the pigeons a respiratory treatment. This can be done with the following products: Tylosine (DAC), 1+1 Cure (Broomhexine & Doxycycline) (DAC) or Spiradac (Suanovil) (DAC) or use one of Global's most successful products Respiratory Plus. Spiradac is very effective if given every two weeks during the racing season, it will not harm condition. For mucus in the throat, we recommend Broomhexine (DAC), the day before basketing, many that have used it, feel it gives the birds a boost. 

One Week Before Racing

Three days of Multi-Mix (Global) and one day of pro-biotic, Entero-Extra (Global) or any of the previously mentioned pro-biotics. Global's Multi-Mix may be given every two weeks for 1 or 2 days during the racing season, as it will not harm condition, preferably on the Monday after the race. 

 

 

01 Dec

Cage Bird Supplies

Posted by Admin . in cage birds, conversion, parrots
Looking for those hard to find effective medications and health supplies for your caged birds? Global might have what you need! 
We carry medications for the following diseases:
*Salmonella *Mycoplasmosis *Psittacosis *Ornithosis *E-Coli *Candida
*Trichomaniasis *Hexamitosis *Cochlostomiasis *Worming Medications
and
The following health products to keep your birds healthy and show ready:
*Vitamins *Minerals *Trace Elements *Amino Acids *Iron Supplements *Probiotics
*Picking stones with vitamins & minerals *Bath Salts
     

Handy Medication Conversion Chart

 Product Cage Birds Parrots
Doxycycline 20%           1.3 grams per 1000mL water 2.6 grams per 1000mL water
Furaltadone 20%      

1.5 grams per 1000mL water or per 2lbs of feed

3 grams per 1000mL water
Glostatin 1 gram per 200mL water 2 grams per 100mL water or mix with 5-1/2 oz of feed
Metronidazole 20%             1 gram per 1000mL water or per 2lbs of soft feed
Multi-Mix 1 gram per 1000mL water 3 grams per 1000mL water
Respiratory Plus 1 gram per 1000mL water 3 grams per 1000mL water
Ronidazole 10%  4 grams per 1000mL water or 2 lbs of soft feed
Trimethoprim/Sulfa 1 gram per 1000mL water 3 grams per 1000mL water
Spiradac 1 gram per 200mL water 15 grams per 1000mL water

 

 

118mL=1/4 pint                                     1mL=1 cc
236mL=1/2 pint 5mL=1 tsp
354mL=3/4 pint 15mL=1 tbsp
473mL=1 pint 5gr powder=1 heaping tsp
946mL=2 pints 15gr powder=1 heaping tbsp
01 Dec

Common Health Problems

Posted by Admin .

The seven most common health problems with our pigeons are: 

Paratyphoid, Paramyxovirus, Canker, Cocci, Worms, Adeno-Coli Syndrome and Ornithosis.

Paratyphoid can be caused by un-sanitary conditions and the contamination of the feed by rodents. It can also occur when introducing new pigeons into the loft without checking first to see if they are healthy. Before putting new pigeons into the loft, isolate and observe them for 5 days and put them on preventative medication. 

 Symptoms  Products for Prevention and Cure
Loss of condition and weight Furaltadone & Colistine (DAC)
Green slimy droppings Trimethoprim-Sulfa (DAC)
Swelling of the leg and wing joints  Parastop (DeWeerd)
Limping
Infertile eggs
Twisted neck (uncommon)
One eye blindness (uncommon)

 

To prevent Paramyxovirus (PMV) from coming into your loft it is recommended that all birds are vaccinated at least once a year. Young birds should be vaccinated at 4 to 8 weeks of age, but not later that 4 weeks before the young bird race season. Re-vaccinate all birds 4 weeks before racing season. Once a pigeon has PMV these is very little you can do, vaccinating at this point will not do any good. We reccomend that those pigeons that have the disease are treated with La-Sota, that has shown some success. This can be done individually by putting a drop in each eye for three days, or putting it in the drinking water for flock treatment. *NOTE: if a visible PMV problem occurs, you may try the following remedy. This was recommended by several of the leading pigeon veterinarians in Holland and Belgium. Vaccinate the effected pigeon 3x in one week, with PMV-1 killed virus vaccine, 0.5cc per shot in the neck, on Sunday, Wednesday, and Sunday. After treatment, keep pigeon isolated for an additional week to make sure all symptoms are gone. Remember that the bird will always remain a carrier.

 Symptoms  Products for Prevention or Cure
Loss of weight PMV1 Vaccine
Watery green slimy droppings LaSota
Twisting of neck and head

 

Canker (Trichomoniasis)

 Symptoms Products for Cure

Yellow cheesy substance, generally

seen in the mouth, however only 10%

of Canker is external with 90% of it being

internal. It is caused by a flagellate, living

on the mucous membranes of the throat and the 

crop. Creates bad smell from the throat.

Ronidazole (Ridzol) (DAC)

Metronidazole (Flagyl) (DAC)

B.S. (DeWeerd)

Multi-Mix (Global)

FMT (All Around Mix) (DAC)

 

Cocci (Coccidiosis)

 Symptoms Products for Cure
Loss of weight Multi-Mix (Global)
Slimy dark green droppings Dacoxine 4-in-1 (DAC)
Lethargic Trimethoprim/Sulfa (DAC)
Poor flying Adeno-Extra Mix (DAC)
Thirsty

 

 

The cause of Worms is generally un-sanitary loft conditions or letting the pigeons peck around on the ground. They will maintain their appetite as the worms consume most nutrition in the pigeons system.

 Symptoms Products for Cure
Loss of condition Multi-mix (Global)
Loss of weight Combi-worm  (ALL worms) (Global)
Bad droppings Belga-Wormac (Hair and Roundworms) (DeWeerd)
Wormmix (Hair and Roundworms) (DAC)
)

 

Over 50% of of young birds have problems with the Ornithosis complex. Loss of desire to fly, loss of pigeons in the race and poor results, both with old and young birds. 

 Symptoms  Products for Cure
Lack of condition Respiratory Plus (Global)
Nasal secretions 1+1 Cure (DAC)
Decreased desire to fly Spiradac (DAC)
Scratching the head and beak Tylosine (DAC)
Swollen eye lids and wet eyes Belga-Fox (DeWeerd)
Sneezing, rattling and coughing Orni-Special (DeWeerd)
Discolored wattles Ornithosis 3 (DeWeerd)
Slime in the throat

 

In the last 10 years Adeno-Coli Syndrome has been the biggest problem in young birds from 6-9 months of age. Up to 70% can be infected and show the symptoms. The disease is a combination of an Adeno-Virus, which opens the way for the suddenly aggressive E-Coli bacteria, often a Circo Virus is also involved. The same symptoms can be seen in Paramyxovirus, however in that case pigeons drink more and may have some central nervous problems, like twisting of the head. Although there is no known cure for Adeno and Circo Virus several of the products listed below have proven somewhat effective. 

 Symptoms Products for Cure
Decreased appetite Belg-Amco (DeWeerd)

Clear watery droppings with small fecal matter in center.

4-in-1 Mix (DeWeerd)

Dacoxine (DAC)

Vomiting

 

Rapid weight loss Adeno-Extra Mix (DAC)

*To prevent dehydration it is  recommended that Belgasol is used in combination with the 4-in-1 Mix

 

Although the below listed problem is not common, it can occur when certain conditions are right, it should not be overlooked as it is generally done.

When problems occur in the loft the first thing a fancier looks for is signs of the more common problems like Canker, Cocci, Worms, Paratyphoid, Respiratory, Ornithosis, Adeno Virus or E-Coli. Many will quickly grab for a medication and do what we call "blind" medicating for these diseases in a very short time. This can cause a condition called Candida, which is a mould and yeast infection of the crop and the intestines 

 Symptoms Products for Cure
Loss of condition Glostatin (Global)
No desire to fly around loft
Poor performance in races
Losses in training and races
19 Jul

Open For Business

Posted by Jackie Akins in new, open, responsive

As you can see, we've updated the Global Pigeon Supplies online store with a much easier to use interface. It was some time in coming but today is our first full official day of business using the new site. 

Some of the features you will enjoy is the ability to view the site formatted correctly to whatever device you are using. You'll also be able to shop with or without an account. 

The User Interface is fast and responsive and we also like the new layout. 

If you have any suggestions or questions about the new system, please let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make it right. Thanks!

27 Jan

A New Year, A New Website

Posted by Gonzalo Banuelos

Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We've been busy working on a new website that promises to give you a better experience when shopping our products. 

We still carry all of the great products you are used to, plus a few more. 

You'll find that this site is easier and cleaner to navigate. Also, we now offer PayPal as a way to pay for your items.