Pigeon rotavirus


Pigeon rotavirus emerged in 2016 and is a highly infectious disease impacting on racing and non-racing pigeons in several states, including NSW.

Rotavirus infection in domestic pigeons is not notifiable in NSW and does not need to be reported to the government.

This Primefact provides information about the disease and how to prevent your flock being infected.

The topics in this Primefact include:

  • What is pigeon rotavirus
  • What do to if you suspect pigeon rotavirus in your flock
  • Biosecurity recommendations
  • Movement of pigeons
  • Pigeon rotavirus vaccine
  • Pigeon rotavirus and other bird populations


Primefact 1652 First Edition

Published: Jun 2018