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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.
deep-seated abscesses in the pectoral muscles of horses. Called also pectoral abscess.
see bird-fancier's lung.
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).
the cause of lethargy, respiratory and gastrointestinal signs and poor racing performance in young pigeons.
a member of the parasitic fly family Hippoboscidae or louse fly and an important parasite of domestic pigeon. Called also Pseudolynchia canariensis.
panicum whitei, setaria spp.
the cause of respiratory disease (coryza) in domestic pigeons.
pigeon with strong homing instincts used in racing and as a carrier pigeon (above). Produced by breeding and selection between races of domestic pigeon.
slender (small) pigeon louse
a condition in which the toes are turned inwards.