Tuesday, August 27 2019
This group of birds we have in our quarantine for The Derby Arona Race are doing well. We are planning on having the birds tested next week. My plan is to get this entire group shipped out around September 16th. I'm looking into the travel and itinerary now so that there are no delays. We have 187 birds in quarantine as of 8/27/2019.
In other news, SAMDPR has recently published their list of all the birds that made it through SA Quarantine. This year overall seems to have been a bad year for Young Bird Sickness, Globally. If your birds managed to make it through SA Quarantine, Congratulations. I know some were very fortunate to not have any losses, while others had considerable losses mainly associated with Young Bird Sickness. We look forward to seeing how this year's race turns out, even though the numbers are lower this year than in past years. We want to thank you all for getting your accounts and outstanding balances paid within a reasonable time. We wish you all the best with this year's race and hope to see some of your birds rise to the top throughout the training and race season.
Monday, August 19 2019
Our deadline for accepting birds into our quarantine closes this week.
August 24th is the final deadline to ship your teams to us, or ship any replacements you may have that you'd like to send for that matter. The overall health of the birds is good. We did have a couple of birds last week that dropped on us, which was related to "Young Bird Sickness" according to the pathology report. I've switched over to a new disinfectant which has had good reviews lately, Oxine AH. I monitor and care for your birds daily, and strive to catch anything that looks unusual with any of the birds, as soon as I notice it.
We have our inspection this week, and if all goes well, the birds should be shipped out to Spain (The Canary Islands) the middle of September, before I head to Portugal to attend the race events for The Algarve Golden Race, as well as attend the events for the Algarve Great Derby. We will do the blood testing in approximately 2 weeks. Have a great week!