Ok so i have a bottle of PmV from last year. Can i use it this year also? Or should i buy a new one? Thankz.
As long as it's been kept refridgerated, I will use a bottle from the previous year, but no longer than that. I don't usually have that enough left over anyway to keep it longer than 1 year. What's the expiration date on the bottle?Ok so i have a bottle of PmV from last year. Can i use it this year also? Or should i buy a new one? Thankz.
One year, we PMV'd our YB's as we moved them to the YB loft. But normally, we do our vaccinations in June. We Pox and PMV at the same time. Two weeks later, we do the Paratyphoid. Keep in mind, that my youngsters are 5 to 6 months old. Pigeons CAN be vaccinated at a month old but no earlier than that.what age should someone do pmv, canker, pox shots?
I don`t vacinate for ANYTHING...Never have and never will....I do not have sick pigeons,and they are living to a ripe old age....Have had many birds live to be 14 to 18 years old..And they never been vacinated in all of their lives....When the PMV scurge was really high many years ago,I locked my young birds out of the loft all day...They had the PMV virus..They had the watery droppings,throwing up of the feed etc...I realized they NEEDED to BREATHE fresh air,not all the bad air from the droppings etc...
After two weeks,they were fine and healthy...Only lost one RCH..That`s it..My buddy and fellow club member lost 61...Another club member lost 47....They didn`t listen to me about locking them out all day...The loft all day gets plenty of time to DRY OUT,from all the bad droppings left all night by the birds...It was a simple remedy,to say the least...No medication was given to the birds..Only a few drops of clorox in the water...
All my breeders,got immune to the PMV,and I assume they pass this to the babies they are breeding,and they get some immunity also...I don`t know for sure,I`m only going by my birds....If you have to vacinate,listen to the folks above...They know more about vacinating then I do,that`s for sure....I do know that pigeons, going to the ONE LOFT RACES, get vacinated as soon as they arrive at the One Loft Managers loft.....Alamo
Alamo....thank you for your updated post. I have "seen" through the eyes of a local member, what can happen when PMV gets a foot hold in the loft. What can you say to a crying 70 ? something fancier who ends up carrying out 5 gallon buckets of dead pigeons from his loft everyday ? When I saw the pain that man went through...I said to myself I would do whatever I could to prevent that from happening again. In this poor guys case...he did a big no..no....he brought pigeons into his loft compound, and did not use proper bio-security management.Smith Family,I agree that what you said is true for the most part...Maybe even 100% true...But I have been IN the lofts that were in BAD trouble with the PMV virus..Their birds and my birds ALL had the same look and droppings...Remember my father and uncle were pigeon flyers when I was born,and I`m 66 now...I know healthy birds or sick birds when I see them...I told the guys(There IS no CURE) for the virus,and as you know,there still is no cure...You vacinate to give the birds some immunity to the disease when you start racing the youngsters....A Virus is a Air Borne bactaria,passed on by inhaling/exhaling the germs...I locked my birds OUT of the loft,so that from 6am in the morning,untill 8pm at night,they didn`t have to breathe that crap coming out of their mouth,and inhaling the fumes from the droppings...It wasn`t a CURE,I know that...But it saved all of my YB`s except one RCH....I just don`t beleive in vaccinating...I don`t know one pigeon guy who has has POX in their loft here,and nobody vaccinates for POX here that I know of....Why should I vaccinate for something that is not bothering the pigeons health,even in lofts where the hygiene is not that good ???...It is my duty to tell the truth here..Our combine truck holds 43 crates..Usally there is around 35 guys flying young birds...Every flyer has his/her birds on one crate...No birds are mixed from different lofts,ONLY in the Special races for $$$......In Old Birds,it`s allmost the same,unless we will say,I`m shipping 10 cocks and 10 hens..And you are a member and shipping the same...We could and will combine the birds of yours and mine..but in Old Birds,you don`t have that BIG worry about PMV etc,as we do with the YB`s....
To all new pigeon flyers on line here...I want you to listen to Smith Family Loft...He`s saying the right thing for YOU to do....It doesn`t apply to ME,as I have been doing this pigeon thing for many years,starting when I was 12 years old..I`m set in my ways...This is the truth for Alamo,and not really the truth for you...I would not tell you NOT to Vaccinate,if your flying with a club/combine that the YB`s are MIXED up in the baskets....I do not medicate my Stock Birds or OB team UNLESS I don`t like the looks of the droppings etc...No health problems means NO medicine is needed...Now this part of my words here you can listen to me...Give the birds probiotics,garlic,apple cider,or a few drops of Clorex in the water..NOT AT THE SAME TIME !!!....Try to use any NATURAL products available to keep the birds healthy...It is better for them if you do...Then,God forbid,they come down with something,the medicine you use will do a good job,and get the pigeons back to good health......Alamo