SCATT the topical Moxidectin is not recommended for use on birds younger that 6 months of age.
Scaly Face Mite
Both products are effective for treatment of the Scaly Mite.
Birds infected with the airsac mite should be placed in a hospital cage. Following the airsac treatment birds should be given Amoxycillin (antibiotic) for two days to help with secondary lung infections.
Mites do live dormant in the airways in certain birds. These immature forms become active when the bird is ill, stressed or during hot weather. Suddenly the problem appears and then spreads throughout the flock again.
Death may occur
Unfortunately either treatment is not always as rewarding as we would like for it to be. Some heavily airsac mite infested birds can die two to seven days after treatment due to asphyxiation, resulting from the accumulation of dead mites obstructing the air ways.
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