Sectors - Pigeons
Pigeons: advice on preventing disease

Maintaining strict hygiene is of primary importance in keeping racers free of infection, writes Thomas Smit.
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Managing late-bred racing pigeons

It is important to take into account the weather conditions in your area when breeding, writes Thomas Smit
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A basic pigeon loft structure

Last time, we discussed claims that wealthier fanciers dominate pigeon racing. As we saw, it’s a controversial issue.
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Protocol at pigeon auctions

Thomas Smit explains how auctions differ, and offers some words of caution.
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Show judging criteria for pigeons

What do you look for? And should you apply the textbook requirements of the show to select pigeons for race lofts? These are questions I'm asked frequently by beginners, and it's not hard to see why.
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Now is the time to get to know your pigeons

Once racing is over serious fanciers have more time available to attend to the little things about pigeon racing that make all the difference between winning and losing.
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Levelling the playing field for pigeon racing

It is often claimed that the wealthier fanciers are dominating pigeon racing. But having a lot of money doesn’t necessarily make you a winner, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeon parasites & malaria

Renowned South African veterinarian Dr Ockert Botha gives advice on prevention and treatment of pigeon diseases.
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Does your pigeon have candidiasis?

Renowned South African veterinarian Dr Ockert Botha discusses the yeast infection candidiasis, in a follow up on his advice in last week's issue on pigeon parasites and malaria.
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Boost immunity, treat canker

With many pigeon disease-causing organisms becoming increasingly resistant to standard treatments, Dr Ockert Botha recommends maintaining a high immunity with natural products. It's better to prevent than treat diseases like crop canker.
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