White Toulouse Goose Standard Approved!

The standard for the Toulouse Goose has been updated to include the colour White. The application to have white included in the standard has been approved by state representatives and is now eligible to be exhibited and awarded prizes. A link to the new standard can...

Pigeon Rota Virus Update

As a follow-up to our earlier information on the pigeon rota virus outbreak, we have made contact with Colin Walker, an Avian Vet in Melbourne.  He has advised us that AgriBio is currently investigating what other species, if any , can be infected by Rota. Anecdotal...

Pigeon Rotavirus Confirmed in Qld

The FCAQI today received Information on the confirmation of pigeon rotavirus in Queensland as follows: Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of rotavirus in pigeons in a loft in the Wide Bay region of Queensland. This is the first detection of rotavirus in...

Richard Porter EKKA Youth Sponsorships 2017

The Feather Clubs  Association of Queensland is pleased to be sponsoring the newly launched Richard Porter EKKA Youth Sponsorships.   Applications are open until 28 Feburary 2017 for this year’s intake. Winners to be chosen by the end of March. In honour of the...

Biosecurity Update

The following is a letter written by Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Mark Schipp and forwarded to the FCAQI by Biosecurity Queensland. Dear Industry Member,   I am writing to inform you about significant developments in the spread of H5N8 highly pathogenic...