SPRINT AND MIDDLE DISTANCE

Keep an eye out for any respiratory problems and  seek Professional Veterinary Advice from your Veterinary Surgeon if you feel you have a problem with your birds.

Immediately after homing: Belgasol®: 25 ml in 1 litre of water

Tuesday or Wednesday: 1 sachet Belga Bion® in 3 litres of water or 1 sachet on 1½ kg of grain*. You may find that after five races the performances will decline. This is usually caused by an infection of the upper respiratory tract. The pigeons come home tired; lose weight, train worse, returning home later and drop a smaller amount of down feathers. When this is the case, please seek Professional Veterinary Advice from your Veterinary Surgeon.

 

LONG DISTANCE

 1 week before basketing:

Belgasol: 1 tablespoon in 1 litre of water for 2 days up to the day of basketing.

 

For harder/longer flights on the day of basketing: 1 to 2 pills Vitaboli®.

 

Upon homing from a tough/heavy race again give 1 to 2 Vitaboli® pills.

 

Immediately after homing: 1 tablespoon of Belgasol® in 1 litre of water

 

 

OVERNIGHT RACES

The following system is focused on minimising the fluid loss during the races and to basket the pigeons as clean as possible.

1 week before basketing:

 

Two days Belgasol®: 1 tablespoon in 1 litre of water; until and including the day of basketing.

 

With heavier races: 1 pill Vitaboli® before basketing and directly after homing.

 

Immediately after homing: 1 tablespoon Belgasol® in 1 litre of water.

 

Belgica highly recommend having your pigeons tested prior to racing, during the racing season, before the winter period and prior to pairing.