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27 June 2013
Avian Paramyxovirus has been detected in an unvaccinated racing pigeon flock in Tasmania’s North West. DPIPWE is assisting the owner to manage the disease and is also investigating other properties that have some link to the infected property.
In April 2012, a general permit was issued that allows the vaccination of domestic pigeons with inactivated Newcastle disease vaccine. DPIPWE and Tasmania’s pigeon racing clubs have since been strongly encouraging all pigeon owners to vaccinate against APMV1. Many have done so and their birds are protected. Anybody who has not yet vaccinated their pigeons should do so promptly. The vaccine is inexpensive.
As the use of ND vaccine against APMV1 is off label, owners should seek the advice of their veterinarian about vaccination.
All pigeons imported into Tasmania must be vaccinated.
Pigeon racing and pigeon shows may go ahead but organisers should insist all birds are vaccinated.
For more information see: Avian Paramyxovirus in Pigeons.
17 January 2011
4 January 2011
Published in July 2010
Effective from 1 June 2010
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