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Colombovac PMV Paramxyo Pigeon Vaccine 50 doses

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Colombovac PMV Paramxyo Pigeon Vaccine 50 doses

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Product Expiry Date - December 2021

Suspension for injection.

Inactivated Newcastle Disease Virus, strain La Sota. One dose induces a GMT-HI titre of at least 27.0 in chicks per 0.2 ml dose. Also contains 1 mg carbomer 934 P as adjuvant and 20 µg thiomersal as preservative.


For the active immunisation of pigeons to prevent mortality and clinical signs due to paramyxovirus type 1 infection.

The onset of protection occurs one month after inoculation, the duration of protection is 12 months.

Dosage and administration

One dose (0.2ml) per pigeon.

The vaccine has to be administered by subcutaneous injection dorsally in the neck region (in the direction of the back). The vial has to be swirled several times before use.

Primary vaccination

1. Racing pigeons – All birds in the loft should be given one vaccination annually not less than 14 days before the beginning of the racing season. Young birds may be vaccinated with Colombovac PMV from 3 weeks of age when a single injection will provide immunity for 1 year. Following vaccination avoid contact with birds from other lofts for at least 14 days.

2. Show pigeons – All birds on the premises should be given one vaccination annually not less than 14 days before the beginning of the show season. Young birds may be vaccinated with Colombovac PMV from 3 weeks of age when a single injection will provide immunity for 1 year. Following vaccination, avoid contact with birds from other sources for at least 14 days.

Booster vaccination:

1. Racing pigeons - All adult birds in the loft should be given a single booster vaccination annually. Where the annual booster vaccination may interfere with the training or racing programme, it may be brought forward prior to the commencement of each racing season.

2. Show pigeons - All adult birds on the premises should be given a single booster vaccination annually.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc


Do not use in unhealthy pigeons.

Do not vaccinate during the last 2 weeks prior to mating.

Do not use in birds in lay or within 4 weeks before the onset of the laying period.

Vaccination is safe in breeding birds provided they are vaccinated before the start of breeding.

No information is available on the safety and efficacy from the concurrent use of this vaccine with any other. It is therefore recommended that no other vaccines should be administered within 14 days before or after vaccination with this product.

Do not mix with any other vaccine or immunological product.

Adverse Reactions:

Less than 1% of pigeons show adverse reactions in the form of a small transient swelling at the site of injection.

An overdose may result in an increase of the degree of local reactions.

If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

Special warnings:

Not for intramuscular injection: Intramuscular injection causes severe adverse reactions.

Maternally-derived antibody (MDA) can interfere with the development of active immunity. Where it is likely that recent field infection or vaccination of the parent flock has stimulated a high antibody titre and consequently a high level of MDA, the timing of the vaccination programme should be planned accordingly.

In cases of hypersensitivity reactions treat immediately with glucocorticoid intravenously or adrenaline intramuscularly.

The incubation period for pigeon paramyxovirosis may be a few days to several weeks. However, after infection with the wild virus, pigeons excrete the virus from the eye and in the droppings within 3-4 days. This means that infected birds can be a danger to others some days before their own symptoms appear. Excretion of wild virus from the infected bird continues for up to 6 weeks. This information is important since, in addition to direct bird to bird contact at competitions and shows, the disease can be spread by indirect means such as hands, overalls, caps, boots and contaminated objects such as baskets and trucks.

An owner should forbid visits to the loft by anyone in contact with unvaccinated pigeons and new birds (either purchased or lent for mating) should not be brought in unless vaccinated at least 14 days previously.

In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.

Withdrawal period: Zero days.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Store and transport refrigerated (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Use entire contents of vial once opened.

Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label.

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Please ring us on 01833 641112 for more information.

Refrigerated Items

Refrigerated items will be sent by carrier or Royal Mail with coolpacks unless you pay for a premium for a refrigerated delivery. We will contact you prior to despatch for your instructions.


We want you to be completely satisfied with any purchase. If not any item* can be returned to us within 14 days of receipt for exchange or refund Please give us a ring for a returns number on 01833 641112 or alternatively email [email protected] to obtain a returns number.

*Due to legal requirements medicines may not be returned except to correct an error in despatch or in response to an "official recall". If an item is believed to be faulty it should be returned for inspection and it may be necessary to forward it to the manufacturers for testing before replacements or refunds can be authorised. This does not infringe legal rights. Please contact our customer services for a "Returns Number" which must appear on the outside of the package or it will not be accepted. We advise customers to use an insured method of shipping and to retain proof of despatch. We may refuse returns on products specially obtained or manufactured to order. Items must be returned unsoiled and unused and sent adequately packed and carriage paid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me how you ship product to keep temp down to 2-8 degrees

All refrigerated items must prove stable out of the ideal temperature for transport reasons. We send these with melted cold packs, in an insulated packet, via express delivery. We notify you upon dispatch so you can put into the fridge upon arrival. 

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All vaccinated pigeons have resisted infection despite coming into contact with a symptomatic stray. Less risks if accidentally self injected than oil based vaccines

Reviewed by: Ian Kenyon

Reviewed on: 04 October 2020

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Très bonne expérience je recommanderai

Reviewed by: Ludovic Gaignier

Reviewed on: 04 March 2020

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Reviewed on: 26 February 2020

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Essential that it arrives on time, which it did.

Reviewed by: Michael Dobbs

Reviewed on: 26 February 2020

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The whole process from ordering to delivery was excellent.

Reviewed on: 26 February 2020

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