The Federation Management Committee met Tuesday night 7/2/2017 to discuss the latest situation regarding the Rotavirus and moved to reaffirm their previous decision that:
a) Racing will commence at this stage on the scheduled date, 20th May 2017
b) Should the current virus be active closer to the commencement of racing, the start date will be delayed until such time as practical to commence
c) If the Federation is advised by the NSW DPI to change, alter or not race, we will follow their advice
d) Members are reminded to be vigilant with their birds and practice bio security measures.
e) Any member who suspects that he has the virus should contact their vet immediately.
Please refer to Dr Colin Walker's website for up to date information and Dr Walker's article in the Australian Racing Pigeon Journal Vol 25 No 2 February 2017 regarding virus status.
See below for ANRPB press release updates.
An outbreak of Rota Virus in the metropolitan area has been confirmed by Dr Mark White . Please refer to Dr White's Facebook page for updates and any further information.
The Federation Annual General Meeting - Monday 20th February 2017 Hyland Rd Greystanes 8.00 pm.
New DSW DPI Rotavirus website http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/animals-and-livestock/poultry-and-birds/health-disease/rotavirus-pigeon-disease