Streptococcosis in pigeons was first spotted in Belgium in 1990. An important part of our pigeon population is carrier of this Streptococcus gallolyticus germ without showing any clearly visible clinical illness symptoms. This bacteria mainly causes problems in non-hygienic lofts and during the breeding season. This infection can also appear together with a paratyphus infection.
The last few years in young pigeons we observe combined infections with the adenovirus and/or circovirus. Along with the young pigeon disease we see more and more streptococcus infections.