Enhancing Performance - A Guide to Supplements for Racing Pigeons During the Racing Season

Understanding the Demands of the Racing Season

The racing season places significant physical and mental demands on pigeons. They need to fly long distances, often facing challenging weather conditions and fierce competition. To support their performance, it's crucial to provide them with the right nutrients and supplements that promote endurance, recovery, and overall health.

Essential Supplements for Racing Pigeons

Electrolytes - During long flights, pigeons lose electrolytes through sweat and exertion. Electrolyte supplements help maintain the bird's electrolyte balance, preventing dehydration and supporting muscle function. Look for a high-quality electrolyte supplement specifically formulated for pigeons. Osmonds Avian Electro-Plus not only assists in the prevention of dehydration pre-racing, but it helps stimulate virility and appetite to maintain body weight and condition thanks to the inclusion of B Vitamins.

Probiotics - Gut health is essential for your pigeons' overall well-being and performance. Probiotic supplements contain beneficial bacteria that promote digestion and nutrient absorption while preventing digestive issues. A healthy gut also strengthens the pigeon's immune system, helping them ward off illnesses that could hinder their racing abilities. Osmonds Avian Gut-Rite was specially formulated to aid a healthy and functioning digestive system, introducing ‘good’ bacteria into the gut while inhibiting the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria.

Osmonds Avian Gut-Rite also contains electrolytes making it ideal for racing pigeons to aid post-race recovery.

Vitamins and Minerals - Pigeons require a wide range of Vitamins and Minerals to support various internal processes, including energy metabolism, muscle function, and immune response. Vitamin and Mineral supplements can help fill any nutritional gaps in the pigeon's diet, ensuring they have everything they need for optimal performance. Osmonds Aviboost is the perfect tonic, developed to ensure the correct levels of essential Vitamins and Minerals are maintained. This also includes Antioxidants - The high levels of physical exertion during racing can lead to the production of free radicals, which can damage cells and impair performance. Antioxidant supplements, such as Vitamin C and E, help neutralise these free radicals, protecting the pigeon's cells from oxidative stress and supporting their overall health.


Amino Acids - The building blocks of protein and play a crucial role in muscle repair and recovery. Supplementing with Amino Acids, particularly before and after strenuous flights, can help them stay stronger for longer and accelerate the pigeon's recovery process, allowing them to bounce back quickly for the next race. Osmonds Power and Endurance Pro is an all-natural Amino Acid packed supplement with Vitamins, Trace Elements and Minerals to help optimise and boost stamina, endurance and performance in pigeons.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Offer numerous benefits for racing pigeons, including reducing inflammation, supporting heart health and promoting brain function. These essential fatty acids can be found in Osmonds Nutriboost to enhance their overall health and performance.

Sickness Prevention – A fancier’s favourite Osmonds product is Osmonds Enviroboost, a specially formulated water additive made up of natural acids to help keep pigeons free from disease-producing organisms and supporting intestinal health.  Helping prevent sickness when in contact with other birds, keeps drinkers clean and free from algae, encourages drier droppings and help improve feather quality.

Supplementation plays a crucial role in supporting the performance and well-being of racing pigeons during the racing season. By providing essential nutrients and supplements tailored to their specific needs, pigeon fanciers can help their birds reach new heights of speed, endurance and competitiveness in the skies for winning results!

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to call our office on 01948 668100, email [email protected] or visit our website www.osmonds.co.uk to view our full range for Pigeons.

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