This is fact sheet that was prepared by Animal Health Committee and was developed in consultation with relevant state, territory and Australian government agencies and Wildlife Health Australia for use as resource document .
A significant number of ANPA members who purchased the orange plastic 2016 rings through their affiliated clubs have recently reported that the rings are brittle and easily broken and include some that have shattered after being used on young birds.
Note from ANPA President Frank Hayes: The ANPA Committee has determined that no birds from Western Australia will be allowed at the 2016 National Show. This follows the recent outbreak of the Adenovirus in WA.
Report from Dick Milner, ANPA Vice President, FUPS Secretary/Avian Industry Consultative Committee: In the past month an extremely contagious virus (conflicting reports on which one at this time) has had a devastating impact on the racing pigeon racing fraternity and now on fancy pigeons in Western Australia.