Skin fungus – skin lichen in pigeons
Pigeons usually have skin fungi/skin lichen at the front on the chest. From the summer, the bald spots are clearly visible after each weekly bath. The breast feathers become brittle because of the fungus and, in the course of the year, continue to wear out. Due to the constant pecking of the pigeons, due to the itching, bare skin begins to emerge. In the autumn, after the moult, the plumage has renewed itself, the bald spots have gone and, in the winter, pigeon breeders notice nothing of the problem. The skin fungus is, of course, still extant.
In the first year it is two birds, in the next year it is 4, then 8 pigeons, and so, every year the number of pigeons with bare chest areas doubles itself. Unfortunately, the pigeons are first filled up with all sorts of vermin medications which, of course, cannot have any effect because the animals do not have vermin, they have a skin fungus. It usually takes 2-3 years before the breeders grasp that their pigeons do not have vermin, instead, that the problem must be something else.
Why do pigeons mostly have skin fungus on the breast? The pigeons abrade themselves when feeding at the wooden feeding troughs, and thus infect themselves with skin fungus. Wooden gratings on the floor have the same disadvantage. You can disinfect the wood gratings and the troughs by spraying everything with RopAdeno, otherwise the pigeons will repeatedly re-infect themselves on the wood. The best method is to acquire some plastic feeding troughs. In the weekly bath, add 20 ml of RopAdeno to 10 liters of water, this helps therapeutically and also as a prophylactic.
Mix 1ml of Dermatol together with 50ml of water and fill it into the spray bottle.
Every three days spray the affected skin areas – usually at the front on the breast – well wet onto the skin. After four weeks you can stop the procedure. For safety reasons, repeat the spraying once again later. The spraying is completely safe and can also be conducted during transport. Even if the pigeons peck at the dilute solution, on the front of the breast, there will be no side effects.
Keep out of reach of children. To be used exclusively for the treatment of racing pigeons. Do not use in animals that are used for the production of food.
This product is only available after prior veterinary examination and prescription.