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Droppings of a healthy pigeon

Excreta of a healthy pigeon: Well formed faeces; the white toothpaste-like constituents are elimination products of the kidneys (uric acid crystals).

Diseases of the digestive tract


Wet droppings


The composition, appearance and smell of the droppings indicate the pigeons’ state of health. Any change in the normal condition of the droppings provides the pigeon fancier with a serious indicator of any disturbance in the health of his or her birds.

Possible causes:

Symptoms of the disease:
The contents of the gut normally thicken to such an extent during their passage that they leave the intestinal tract in a pasty form. When their passage through the gut is accelerated, faeces do not always thicken normally due to reduced resorption time. Similarly, it is not possible for the increased volume of urine that collects in the cloaca following excessive water intake to be adequately thickened. The faeces in the cloaca are so diluted due to the surplus urine that defecation produces a condition known as "wet" droppings or diarrhoea. This symptom can manifest suddenly and often only affects individual birds.

Recognition of the disorder:
Laboratory examination is recommended in order to rule out the possibility that the wet droppings are due to infectious agents or parasites.

Similar conditions:
Salmonellosis, Paramyxovirus infection, Coli infection, Coccidiosis.

Treatment:
- Eliminate the possible cause of the change in the droppings.
- Replace lost water, minerals and trace elements by administering chevi-fit and liviferm over several days to stabilise the gut flora.

Wet droppings - Treatment plan for the application of chevi-fit and liviferm

Duration of treatment Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Breeder’s check list                                                        
notwendig chevi-fit drinking water notwendig notwendig                                                    
hilfreich miral drinking water or feed                   hilfreich             hilfreich                      
hilfreich vitin® drinking water or feed               hilfreich             hilfreich                          
notwendig liviferm drinking water     notwendig notwendig notwendig notwendig notwendig                                          

notwendig necessary treatment
hilfreich optional back-up treatment

Wet droppings - Table of requirements for the flock

Product and
duration of treatment
Dosage Total requirements for 100 pigeons
(entire treatment period)
notwendig chevi-fit
2 days
20 ml per 0.5 litres ml

bottles
400

2
hilfreich miral
2 days
20 ml per 2 litres
or
the daily feed ration
of 40 pigeons
ml

bottles
100

1
hilfreich vitin®
2 days
20 ml per 2 litres
or
the daily feed ration
of 40 pigeons
ml

bottles
100

1
notwendig liviferm
5 days
½ sachet per litre
or
1 caps. per pigeon
and day
sachets
packages
capsules
packages
12 ½
2
500
5
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