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VetRx Pigeon Remedy

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VetRx Pigeon Remedy

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Goodwinol

Active Ingredient(s): Made with 3.3% (v-v) alcohol U.S.P. The mixture contains Canada balsam, camphor, oil origanum, oil rosemary, blended in a corn oil base.

VetRx Pigeon Remedy Indications

For use as an aid in the treatment of respiratory disease (CRD) in racing and show pigeons.

Colds, sneezing, pneumonia, roup and throat canker.

For internal and external application.

Dosage and Administration

Always use VETRx™ warm.

Treatments: Place the spout in an open (upright) position. Put the bottle in a small pan of water. Heat at medium temperature. Always test the temperature of the product before applying internally or externally.

Prepare Solution: Into one-half (1/2) a cup of very warm water, mix one (1) teaspoon of VETRx™ Pigeon Remedy. Use the solution for the following treatments.

Nostrils and Throat: Using a medicine dropper, treat both nostrils with two (2) drops in each. Continue the treatment twice a day for seven (7) days. During the 7-day treatment, one (1) drop may also be put down the bird's throat each time the nostrils are treated. This will help to keep the throat passages clean.

Eye Pack: If the eyes are badly swollen, make a pack about one-inch square from hospital cotton. Dip the pack into the solution and place over the infected eye. Then, with another piece of cotton, gently drip the warm solution over the eye pack. Continue for about five (5) minutes each day for several days, until improvement is noted.

Under Wings: Put a drop of VETRx™ full strength (warm) from the bottle under the wings of each bird to be treated. When the bird puts its head under either wing while resting, the vapors will help to relieve cold symptoms.

Vaporizer: If deciding to use a vaporizer, make certain it is a hot water model. Follow the manufacturer's directions. Fill the cup with VETRx™ and operate the vaporizer for at least one (1) hour while birds are roosting, not more than twice a week.

Caution(s): For animal use only. Not for human consumption. Use only as directed. Keep all medication out of the reach of children.

Discussion: General Precautions - Preventing Sickness: While treating birds, follow the usual precautions, because respiratory problems are contagious. Isolate infected birds as soon as possible. Clean out all lofts in which sick birds have roosted. Keep the birds as clean and dry as possible, and free from drafts. Recovered birds can be carriers of disease. Once respiratory problems have infected a loft, watch carefully for signs of a fresh outbreak among a new crop of young birds. If a bird is losing weight and not eating or drinking, hand feeding is recommended. Some breeders soak a small piece of bread in milk, and place it down the bird's throat. Do this regularly to keep up body weight during stress periods. Once the disease is under control, six (6) drops of VETRx™ per gallon of clean drinking water can be effective. Watch for evidences of disease in birds coming home from races or shows. Diseases are often contracted in baskets. Many pigeon fanciers spray VETRx™ solution routinely in the lofts and place a few drops in the litter every time they change it. Other owners, as a preventive measure, routinely treat nostrils and throats, and place VETRx™ under the wings of birds returning from races or shows. They do the same for young birds, or any birds even suspected of catching colds.

If symptoms persist consult a veterinarian.

Presentation: 2 fl. oz. (59 mL) and 1 quart.

NAC No.: 14380070

GOODWINOL PRODUCTS CORP.
P.O. BOX 407, PIERCE, CO, 80650
Telephone:   970-834-1229
Order Desk:   800-554-1080
Fax:   970-834-0180
Website:   www.goodwinol.com
Email:   goodwinol@what-wire.com
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