Vets Tips for Fanciers

Dear Fanciers!

Dr. Talabér's website is under construction.
Until then, you can purchase Dr. Talaber's famous books

Pigeons and their Economical Health Care
Vets' Tips for Fanciers
Breeding Season

in printed format and e-book format on

Thank you.

from world renowned pigeon vets - for every fanciers,
in the very popular Question and Answer format.
290 pages, hardback, full color, with many excellent photos.

The authors of the book are well-know pigeon vets from around the world:
Gordon Chalmers, Canada
Wim Peters, South Africa
Colin Walker, Australia
Pascal Lanneau, Belgium
Zsolt Talaber, Hungary (editor)
The world is not like it was ten years ago, and neither will it be the same in five years’ time. All fanciers see and experience that the conditions facing pigeon breeding are changing at a pace that is hard to follow:
- the nutritional value of feed is declining
- drinking water is richer in poisonous materials
- the air is becoming full of poisonous materials
- radiation pollution in the air is on the increase
- allergens in the environment are flourishing
- new viruses appear and epidemics are spreading
- antibiotics are being used indiscriminately
- global warming continues
- in certain places the weather is becoming extreme
while in the meantime
- new medicines and new technologies are appearing
- academic knowledge is always broadening

Only those will be successful in pigeon breeding who
- are aware of these changes
- prepare for them
- adjust to them.
The intention of this book is to assist them in this.


Contents of book
Loss of health
Garlic and probiotics
Slow crop
Throw of maize
Table salt
Feeding of a returning racer
Embryonic death
Problems during the breeding period
Antibiotics in pellets
Causes of premature infertility
Egg retention
Overuse vitamins and tonics
Garlic and alcohol
Streptococcosis in pigeons
Pigeons, chickens, coccidia
No mosquitoes but still malaria
Different strains of Trichomonas gallinae
The difference between enteritis and hexamitiasis
Circovirus and its influence on vaccination
Watery droppings
Influence of PMV on breeding or racing
Nictating membrane (third eyelid)
Pigeon breeders’ lung
Restoring health
Treat during the moulting period
Bacterial culturing at home
Sending of dropping samples
Coccidiosis, canker, worms and performance
Feeding of 100% barley
Treatment of youngsters against canker
Treatment of racers against canker
Side effects of metronidazole
Use of metronidazole
Differences between bacteria and viruses
Differences between probiotics, prebiotics and antibiotics
About trimethoprim
Doxycycline treatment
Spectinomycin in racing season
Stiff race birds
DMG or vitamin B15
Change from one sex to the other
Maintaining health
Building of a new loft
Water for pigeons
Aloe vera
Organic acids - apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice
Honey or fructose
Green vegetables
Special role of protein in flight
The best dope for your pigeons
Avian influenza (bird flu)
The good pigeon fancier
Some tips to breed champions
Preventive treatment with antibiotics
Vaccinate against poxvirus, PMV and paratyphoid
Vaccination in cold weather
Annually vaccination against PMV
Vaccination against paratyphoid
Vaccination against paratyphoid during the racing season
Little but important questions
Type of straw - tobacco stalks
Wheat germ oil
Aqueous iodine
Kafir corn
Effects of heat on pigeons
Different types of maize
Mineral, oyster shell and tetracyclines
Hopper feeding
Benefit of seaweed
Rummaging in the soil
Colour of the breastbone
Feeding high proportion of peanuts
Peanuts - for long distance
Feeding of youngsters with protein mixture
Casting of the first primary
Feeding of inferior grains during the winter months
The West Nile virus
Paint fumes and ventilation
Oregano oil