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RobertD RobertD is offline
Posted 14th September 2019, 10:30 AM
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pigeon paramyxovirus

I found a feral pigeon which shows the symptoms of pigeon paramyxovirus.

Can a vet prescribe medication or other treatments for a bird with this specific condition, or is there no medication and the best way to help the bird survive is to follow the steps mentioned on this site:


Thanks for any feedback,

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Marina B Marina B is offline
Posted 15th September 2019, 11:50 AM
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No meds will help, the virus needs to run its course. Recovery will take anything from 6 - 8 weeks. Minimize stress as this can aggravate the symptoms. If unable to eat, you will need to handfeed. A deep seeddish will make it easier for the pigeon to eat by himself.
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Colombina Colombina is offline
Posted 15th September 2019, 01:08 PM
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Hi, as Marina said there is not a treatment for PMV.

You can follow the good suggestions mentioned on the pigeonrescue website: you can help him to stay as strong as possible giving him a complete vitamin supplement (vitamins + trace elements + amino acids), probiotics, ACV water twice a week (it helps the digestion, it acidifies the contents of the crop and discourages the multiplication of some bad bacteria, etc), a calcium supplement, etc.

Try to avoid any situation of stress and to maintain a daily routine, PMV pigeons are really sensitive to stress and to any small change (like replacing their bowl with a different one or moving their box/nest).

If possible, a varied and balanced diet rich in legumes (mung beans, small lentils and peas) would be helpful.

Last edited by Colombina; 15th September 2019 at 03:14 PM.. Reason: Additional info
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