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The Avian Flu is an important matter right now. Things can change on a daily basis. If you have any questions please call IF President Richie Smith at (516) 474-9955. He will be glad to help and give you the most up-to-date information available.
Introducing the New PMV Vaccine!
KM-PMV: Pigeon Paramyxovirus (PMV) Vaccine
Pigeon Paramyxovirus is endemic in the feral pigeon population, and hence can be dragged in by any flying birds that might mix with ferals (think young bird races). It can also be carried and intermittently shed by apparently healthy adult pigeons, especially in stressful situations such as races, shows, moult… Because PMV is so devastating and ubiquitous, it is extremely important to protect(=vaccinate) your birds against this disease.
The New KM-PMV Vaccine is:
• Proven effective against Pigeon Paramyxo disease
• Gene sequenced to verify identity as PMV
• Extensively tested in both Lab and Field for both effectiveness and also for safety
• Developed from the actual field virus isolated from a pigeon that was sick and died from PMV disease
• Developed by successful pigeon fanciers/veterinarians, Drs. John Kazmierczak and Paul Miller; manufactured by ARKO, a successful, USDA licensed vaccine Lab.
• Technical support available from Dr. Kazmierczak at (609)-771-0995 (West Trenton Animal Hospital)
• Same smooth, gentle adjuvant as KM-1 vaccine: eliminates: vaccine reaction, down time, losses
• USDA licensed: legal to sell, possess, ship and use
• For use in all types of pigeons:
• racing, showing, meat, pet, flying, research,…
Initial shipments of this vaccine will begin on Monday (2-26) to the following Vendors; contact one of the Vendors listed below:
Foys Pigeon Supplies – www.foyspigeonsupplies.com – 1-877-355-7727
Jedds – www.jedds.com– 1-800-659-5928
Siegel Pigeons – www.siegelpigeons.com – 1-800-437-4436
Vita King Products – www.vitakingproducts.com – 1-877-848-5464
Celebrating Cher Ami's 100th Anniversary
this year in Washington DC
The AU's lobbyist in DC is working to involve many different entities to celebrate Cher Ami's 100th anniversary next October. We are hoping to work with entities such as the Dept of Interior, 77th Division, which is still active, several embassies, Smithsonian, etc. The Smithsonian has tentatively set aside the date of 10/3/18 as that is the actual anniversary. The AU would also like to have an impressive release on the Mall or possibly at the Arlington Cemetery. Press conference, reception, etc... All details still have to be worked out.
This may also have international outreach as a result of the various entities the AU partners with, which is great publicity for all of us in the sport. The I.F. would like to help out with this. Our 1st VP Sam Pixley in Washington, DC will try to gather birds from area flyers for a release. Please contact Sam Pixley if you are interested in helping with this special anniversary.
The AU will do the majority of the writing and distribution of press releases and media advisories. The main thing the AU would need is birds if we can get approval for a release. This is a good opportunity for all of us in the sport to join together regardless of organization affiliation.
Though it is 10-11 months away, we need to work on it now. If we don't have birds available for release(s), then we are hopeful the Smithsonian will still have an event and display their pigeon related memorabilia and we would still try to proceed with honoring Cher Ami and our veterans possibly though a press conference at the Smithsonian.
Again, nothing confirmed yet. We would need a pretty certain commitment on a good number of birds to pursue getting permits to have a release at either of those locations. Of course, the AU will get their members to be involved with birds, lets have the I.F. help participate with our birds for a great release at this exciting event.
For more information, please contact our 1st Vice President Sam Pixley at:
Phone: (540)752-9014 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's Help Make This Event Great!
Once more details are available and an event is scheduled, we will post it on the Events page.
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