Ensure Your Pigeons are Vaccinated
As the pigeon racing season approaches and anticipation fills the air, pigeon fanciers around the region are gearing up for the last shipment on February 20th. This crucial moment requires meticulous preparation to ensure the health and well-being of our feathered athletes. We need to emphasize the significance of vaccination as fanciers ready their pigeons for shipment to the AFRIKAPRO loft, where they will undergo essential quarantine measures.
With the final shipment date fast approaching, pigeon fanciers are eagerly making preparations to send their prized pigeons to the AFRIKAPRO loft. This date marks the culmination of careful breeding and nurturing to ensure that our pigeons are in peak condition for the upcoming racing season.
Among the preparations, one aspect that should not be overlooked is the health of our pigeons. Vaccination plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the flock against potentially devastating diseases. Paramyxovirus, pigeon pox, salmonella, and coccidiosis are just a few of the threats that can impact the well-being of our birds. Ensuring that your pigeons are up-to-date on vaccinations is not only a responsibility to the individual birds but also a collective commitment to maintaining the overall health of the racing community.
Once your pigeons arrive at the AFRIKAPRO loft, they will undergo a thorough quarantine process. This essential step is in place to detect and prevent the spread of any potential diseases among the flock. The loft is equipped with experienced staff and top-notch facilities to ensure the well-being of each pigeon during this period. AFRIKAPRO is proud to have a mortality rate of less than 1% the past two years and has a 0% mortality for the 2024 season so far.
We encourage you to take the time to review your vaccination records. We prefer that pigeons are vaccinated twice – at 3 weeks old and at 6 weeks old. Consult with your vet for a vaccination plan based on the specific needs of your pigeons and the prevalent diseases in your area.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, let's collectively commit to maintaining a healthy racing pigeon community. Encourage fellow fanciers to prioritize vaccinations and uphold the standards of care that contribute to the overall success and enjoyment of pigeon racing.As we eagerly await the last shipment on February 20th, let us ensure that our feathered companions are well-protected.
Here's to a successful racing season filled with healthy, happy pigeons and the thrill of the race!