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Vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated or are about to vaccinate your pigeons against paramyxovirus. Paramyxovirus can significantly harm a pigeon’s health.

Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if you suspect your pigeon is infected you must tell the Animal and Plant Health Agency immediately. Failure to do so is an offence.

To clear up any confusion about the vaccines you should be using, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the Government agency which regulates veterinary medicines in the UK, has set out what you must do to comply with the law when using medicines, including vaccines, for your pigeons.

Read the full guide and list of authorised vaccines here.


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