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pigeon

a member of the family Columbidae which also includes the doves. The domestic pigeons are generally gray, medium-sized birds which exist in a large number of breeds and races including Romans, Jacobins, tumblers, fantails, pouters, carrier pigeons and turtle-doves.

pigeon berry
phytolaccaamericana.
pigeon breast
deep-seated abscesses in the pectoral muscles of horses. Called also pectoral abscess.
pigeon-breeder's lung
see bird-fancier's lung.
carrier pigeon
pigeon with strong homing instincts used to carry messages over relatively long distances. Produced by breeding and selection between races of domestic pigeons. See also homing pigeon (below).
pigeon circovirus
the cause of lethargy, respiratory and gastrointestinal signs and poor racing performance in young pigeons.
pigeon fly
a member of the parasitic fly family Hippoboscidae or louse fly and an important parasite of domestic pigeon. Called also Pseudolynchia canariensis.
pigeon grass
panicum whitei, setaria spp.
pigeon herpesvirus
the cause of respiratory disease (coryza) in domestic pigeons.
homing pigeon
pigeon with strong homing instincts used in racing and as a carrier pigeon (above). Produced by breeding and selection between races of domestic pigeon.
pigeon pox
slender (small) pigeon louse
columbicolacolumbae.
pigeon strongyle
ornithostrongylusquadriradiatus.
pigeon toed
a condition in which the toes are turned inwards.
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The purpose of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetic disposition of deferiprone in the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) and to compare the results with a previous study in the white leghorn chicken.
To experimentally reproduce the disease, we infected domestic pigeons with an oral dose of purified sporocysts from 1 goshawk.
Our results confirmed that the time intervals for radiographic presence of the 30% barium sulfate suspension in a given GI organ were similar to those reported and considered to be normal for another variety of domestic pigeon.
Abstract: To determine if blood administered to pigeons by gavage tube would simulate gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a noncarnivorous avian model, be digested in the gastrointestinal tract, and subsequently alter concentrations of plasma urea nitrogen, creatinine, or uric acid, blood from common peacocks (Pavo cristatus) was administered by gavage tube to 5 healthy domestic pigeons (Columba livia) at doses of 0.
Thirty male domestic pigeons older than 1 year, weighing 300 [+ or -] 38 g (mean [+ or -] standard deviation [SD]) were moved from several aviaries and kept individually in cages where they were acclimated for 4-6 days.
Pigeon protozoal encephalitis is a biphasic, neurologic disease of domestic pigeons (Columba livia f domestica) caused by the apicomplexan parasite Sarcocystis calchasi.
Adult domestic pigeons (Columbia livia domestica, n = 5 birds per timed treatment) were exposed to an aerosol of fluorescent 1.
Evaluation of a fracture pain model in domestic pigeons (Columba livia).
Analgesic effects of meloxicam administration on post-operative orthopedic pain in domestic pigeons (Columba livia).
An outbreak of Mycobacterium avium subsp, avium infection was diagnosed in one breed of domestic pigeons (Columba livia f.
31) This same observation was made in a recent study in which experimental infection of domestic pigeons with PiCV in combination with vaccination against paramyxovirus failed to reproduce the clinical signs of YPDS, leading the authors to suggest that stressful conditions may serve as a trigger for development of YPDS.
Sarcosporidian cysts in the skeletal muscle of domestic pigeons (Columba livia f.

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