I have thought on this too, I think it is best to treat for a specific problem if it crops up, as if you over medicated or medicate when not needed ,could just make the illnesses stronger if it strikes as it can get immune, I think it is best to build your birds natrual immune system by having healthy practices and good feed. and treat as needed. now for breeders, I think they should be medicated for canker before breeding. JMOwhat are everyone's thoughts on the 4 in 1 treatments loft wide as a preventative measure? i'm not having any problems in the loft right now but traditionally this is the time of year i start to see them so i thought it may pay off. thoughts?
breeding, because these are two things that in the pigeons system and stress can blow it into a full blown sickness and breeding IS stressful on the pairs.
I would like to disagree with you on the quoted statement.
Whenever birds are looked after well, and they start breeding, it looks like they hit SUPERFORM.
There feet are red as roses, there wattels are white as snow, they shine like never before and have the vigour that you would pray your racers must have.
To me this is fun, not stress.
Only my observations and thoughts.