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Asif Fida wrote at 2011-02-22 05:31:13
I think your pigeon's problem is a Pot Jam. You may know that birds have two stomachs, one is called the pota which is used for storing the food and another one is the stomach which actually digest the food. You have mentioned that ur infected pigeons don't eat. Note that whenever pigeon stop eating then first of all you need to check their pota, if they have not digested the food taken earlier, then this is the sign of Pota Jam. Pota Jam actually means that food is not transferred from the Pota (i.e. the first stomach) to the Stomach (i.e. the 2nd and the actual stomach). The simple remedy I use for Pota Jam is that I give them two Karmina or Gestofill tablets per pegeon and the next day u will find them ok and they will also start eating.

Hope it will help u.

TanzLoft wrote at 2014-05-19 17:35:17
Hi Rana,

I think it is late to reply , but I saw your questions while searching on google :(

As you have mentioned that you have 10 years of experience, so you can track it easily.

Have you noticed in what season your pigeon has attack by this disease ?

My suspect is on ND. It happened to me as well. usually this disease attack while weather change. (winter-summer and vice versa).

use NDLasota vaccine to your pigeons. it is recommended to vaccine after every 2-3 months but you can vaccine in Mar-April and Sep-Oct.




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I can answer questions related to health, care, behavior, and breeding. If you have an emergency situation, please take the pigeon to a veterinarian with avian experience. Unfortunately, I do not know much about actually racing pigeons, but I have shown exhibition king pigeons.


I have raised pigeons for over 15 years now. I got started in the hobby by rescuing an injured feral when I was 6 years old and successfully rehabilitated him. From that feral, I actually realized that pigeons were great companions and I had dismissed any previous misconceptions I had heard about them. I have focused my attention to the show king although I do have a few racing homers, utility kings, and MFC helmets. I no longer breed and show my pigeons at the moment, but I would like to continue with the hobby.

National Pigeon Association (past member); American King Club (past member); The Wildlife Society; Wildlife Disease Association.

Mainly self-taught with my own experiences, but I have supplemented my knowledge with books and information from NPA and AKC. Biomedical Sciences (BS), Colorado State University 2010; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Colorado State University 2014.

Awards and Honors
Numerous Best of Breed and Reserve of Breed awards in 4-H shows; Two Best in Shows acquired while in 4-H (12 years ago!); Reserve Champion pigeon showmanship 4-H; Best of Show and Reserve of Show in county fair.

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