This link also confirms an outbreak in Queensland
Update from Colin Walker
Latest release from ANRPB.
Includes a request for $20 to $25 levy on all Australian Pigeon keepers
Virus outbreak confirmed in Sydney.
An outbreak of the virus in the Sydney Metropolitan area has been confirmed by Dr Mark White a link to his posting below
Below is the link to Colin Walker's latest release.
Members of the NCF executive are involved in on going discussions with the ANRPB and VETS Rob Marshall and Colin Walker in an effort to get the most accurate information. It will not be posted here unless its is verified as accurate:
In an attempt to provide as much information to members as possible the links below is information provided by Dr Rob Marshall. It is not the role of the executive to endorse products mentioned in the articles. NCF members can make their own decisions on the use of medications.
The NCF will not be conducting any more Breeders plate sales for the racing season 2017. The young birds bred in the Riverina and surrounding regions for the sale will not be coming to the Hunter.
These decisions are being made by the NCF executive after discussions with Vets Rob Marshall and Colin Walker. We are also discussing the situation with the Australian National Racing Pigeon Board (ANRPB). Below is the link to their latest Press release.
The next Federation meeting will be the second stage of the AGM Lake Macquarie Clubrooms. 1st Tuesday in February.
In response to concerns about reports of the spread of the Adenovirus into NSW, the Executive of the NCF called an extraordinary meeting of members. The meeting was held at the Lake macquarie clubrooms 9am 18th December.
Outcome of meeting
It is recommended that NCF members refrain from transporting pigeons in and out of the Hunter region until we can get a clearer picture of the situation. We are not making it mandatory to shut down but some members who have received birds from outside the region are choosing to do so.
Excerpts from the articles by Dr Rob Marshall were read out particularly the symptoms.
the link below directs you to these articles.
Members are encouraged to read these articles and make themselves familiar with the symptoms.
If you have any concerns contact Tony Davis or Stan Rippon.
Next Federation Meeting is the 2nd part of the AGM It's to be held at the Lake Macquarie Clubrooms on the 1st Tuesday evening of February.
Agenda items must be forwarded to the secretary prior to the meeting
Proposed schedules below