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Ring Secretary: Sofia Thalbourne 0409 802 944
General Secretary: Tony Perkins 0448 883 512


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An investigation of Rotavirus infection in Australian pigeons. Here is the survey >>
This survey has been developed to investigate a recent outbreak of Rotavirus in Australian pigeons, including potential transmission routes. Information is needed from both those who have and have not experienced Rotavirus in their loft(s) in order to determine what risk factors are truly associated with infection. The first diagnosis of Rotavirus in Australian pigeons was in December 2016 so you’ll notice that many questions focus on the time period from the 1 December 2016 onwards.
Please complete this survey only if you have primary responsibility for the pigeons on your property. As a primary outcome of the survey will be to map the progression of Rotavirus across Australia against the overall population in the state, the true physical address of your loft is important information. However, if you would prefer to maintain a level of confidentiality, the location of the loft(s) to the level of suburb, postcode or the nearest town only will also be very useful.
Please fill out the survey with as much detail as possible. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. We are just interested in the way you have managed your pigeons over the last 6 months, regardless of whether it is the industry “norm” or accepted practice.
Your participation is much valued and appreciated. Collated results only will be made available to your association/club in order to maintain participant confidentiality.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the principal researcher:
Dr Jaimie Hunnam BSc BVSc MVSc PhD MANZCVS (Epi). Principal Veterinary Officer – Epidemiology Agriculture Victoria. Email:
Phone: 03 9217 4351. Mobile: 0448 449 623


Ring Transfer Form. There is now a ring transfer form located in the list on the "Officials and Rules" page at left. Form is "Ring Transfer (manual)". This form replaces the cards we used to use. More than 10 birds can be listed on the form but payment remains at $1 for every 10 birds. Foreign ring birds are $2 a ring. Club secretaries can print this form out for their club members who do not have a computer themselves. Tony Perkins will also print some out for hand-out at the SAHPA office.


Latest update from ANRPB >>>


From the SAHPA General Secretary (Tony Perkins):

To all Secretaries,
In an endeavour to save the members money, I would like to be able to email correspondence to those of you who have the ability to receive emails and print out the contents for your Club Members. I would appreciate your co-operation as postage is now considerably higher than before. If you have not sent me your email address in the past, could you please do so now.
If you do not have an email address is there someone in your Club that could do it for you?
Could you please email me or text me on 0448 883 512 with the answer yes Your Name and Club. If you don't wish to participate and would like me to still send you all correspondence, could you please send me a letter and say no.
Each letter to you saves $1 or $2 dollars, that's between $20- $40 dollars each month and when sending to all Members it is saving hundreds.
Regards, Tony Perkins. General Secretary SAHPA Inc.


Emails will also be archived in the Minutes section. Button at left.





Documents supplied prior to SAHPA 2017 AGM - also listed under the "Minutes" button at left.


Profit and Loss Statement >>> Balance Sheet >>>
All the documents combined into one file >>> Audit Note >>>
HU Audit Report >>> Treasurer Report >>>
AGM Agenda >>> 2016 AGM Minutes >>>



CVO Rota update  (Feb 14, 2017) >>>


WALKER (Feb 14, 2017) >>>


DPI Rota (Feb. 14, 2017) >>>


ANRPB all January and February files >>>


DR. COLIN WALKER - all January reports 2016 >>>


PIRSA Jan. 6 2017 >>>


VIRUS notice 5 and 6 (Emma Rooke and Dr. Walker) >>>


VIRUS - Dr. Rob Marshall - short term virus treament program) >>> 


CHANNEL 10 The Project item on racing pigeons >>>


SEARCH ALL SAHPA RESULTS! 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 2013. Search ring number, owner, anything! Click on the Results button at left and then under the racepoints map on that page.