Racing Pigeon Health and Vitality
The life of the racing pigeon ( or the homing pigeon if you would prefer ) is, arguably, as tough and as rigorous as any professional athlete. However, the racing pigeons that thrive and win in pigeon sport live very healthy lives and are given the best of care by their pigeon fancier owners. Racing pigeons are regularly treated to prevent canker , coccidiosis, salmonella, worms and other ailments so as to better ensure that they never suffer from ill health that could cause them unnecessary stress or prevent them from achieving top racing form.
In addition to a strict regime of preventative treatments against any possible illness, racing pigeons, the ‘champions of the sky’, are fed highly nutritious diets supplemented by a wide range of beneficially healthy vitamins, minerals and oils to maximise each pigeon’s pure health and vitality. Many pigeon racers also use respiratory treatments to allow the pigeon to breathe with greater ease when under the strenuous conditions of sprint racing or long distance racing.
Without doubt, the due care and attention to health that pigeon racers give to their racing pigeons means that their birds can reasonably be perceived as far removed from their street dwelling cousins. For those involved in pigeon sport, pigeon racing is a passion, it requires loving dedication, patience and thorough understanding. For many, keeping pigeons and racing pigeons is a way of life.