Pigeon Rotavirus Mortalities in Australia

Several lofts across Australia have reported significant mortalities (up to 30%) in their flocks since mid-2016. Clinical signs may include depression, diarrhea, vomiting, regurgitation, and hunched postures. Affected birds died within 12-24 hours through an average course of one week.

There is currently no vaccine available to protect pigeons against this rotavirus.

Lofts should always practice biosecurity measures to protect their flocks.

Preventative Healthcare in Pigeons

Additional information and updates about the pigeon rotavirus outbreak:

Rotavirus mortalities of pigeons Agriculture Victoria

Pigeon Rotavirus, Australia OIE




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