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Pest Control Supplies for care of pests, mites and lice in your Gouldian Finches and other small birds
Vetafarm (AIL) Avian Insect Liquidator – Ready To Use & Concentrate
A.I.L. is an extremely safe but effective water based insecticide and insect growth regulator that gives three way protection for all avian species. When used directly on the bird, A.I.L. penetrates deep into feathers to kill mites and lice. When sprayed around the environment A.I.L. kills insects on contact and the residual action guards against re-infestation for up to six weeks. Suitable for Ornamental Caged Birds (Including Parrots, Finches and Canaries.
Directions: Use a 5% solution (1 part concentrate:19 parts water – 20 parts total)
NOT FOR USE WITH REPTILES OR FISH
Hold trigger pack 30-40 cm from bird/s and spray directly on to bird/s. Use 4-5 pumps per bird
Cages, aviaries, perches and nest boxes should also be sprayed throughly with the diluted product. Repeat in 6 weeks or as necessary.
Storage & Availability: Store below 30Â°C (room temperature) in the closed original container in a dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight.
Vetafarm Avimec fpr Birds - Ivomec, Ivomectin, Ivermectin
Vetafarm Avimec for birds is for control of scaly face mites, air sac mites, red leg mites and lice on Parakeets, Budgies, (Budgerigars), Canary’s, all Finches & Small Birds.
Avimec is a topical ‘drop on’ liquid for the treatment of Scaly Face Mite (Knemidokoptes pilae) in budgerigars.
Avimec is for external use only and is safe to use in conjunction with food additives and supplements and with other oral medications.
Dosage and administration: Birds less than 30g body weight apply 1 drop, Birds between 30-100g body weights apply 2 drops. Repeat application weekly for three doses. Place drops on an unfeathered area of skin.
Treat all birds in the aviary. Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks
Active Constituents: 1000µg/mL Ivermectin
SIZE: 50mL SCALY FACE MITE AND AIR SAC MITES IN BUDGERIGARS PARAKEERTS FINCHES & BIRDS:< /br>
Budgerigars, and many other bird species, can be struck by the burrowing mite (Knemidokoptes ssp.), more commonly known as Scaly Face Mite. In budgies, mostly the head is affected (especially the beak, the cere, and the eyelids). Also the legs and feet can be affected and in really severe cases the area around the birds vent will show signs of infestation.
There appear to be two species of Knemidocoptes – one on the face, and one on the legs – but for all practical purposes we consider them as one (Scaly Mite) and treat the same.
The Latin name for the so-called scaly mite group is Knemidokoptes (also spelt as Cnemidocoptes).< /br>
Scaly Face is a term used for an infestation of burrowing or scaly face mites (Knemidokoptes pilae). Scaly Leg or tassle foot is often due to Knemidocoptes mutans (Scaly Leg Mite). Both Scaly Face and Scaly Leg mites are invisible to the naked eye.< /br>
Knemidokoptes pilae will affect not only the legs but also the beak, the eyes and the area around the vent. In budgerigars, Knemidokoptes pilae affects chiefly the beak. In most cases, an infestation originates there and spreads to the legs and the area around the vent later on. < /br>
If an infestation of Knemidokoptes has occurred, the bird affected will experience severe itching if the mites are not limited to the upper mandible. In the initial stage, an infestation with burrowing mites is hardly visible and hardly affects the general condition of the diseased bird. There are initially crusty plaques in the corners of the beak and on the beak itself.
In the early stages, they have the appearance of a bright white deposit that becomes thicker and crustier over time. The upper mandible becomes increasingly “coral like” since the burrowing mites dig subtle tunnels (paths). In the skin around the eyes, on the legs or around the vent is also affected, this is accompanied by strong itching. The bird appears restless and is scratching itself perpetually.< /br>
If the infestation progresses untreated, serious complications usually occur that are not only extremely painful for the affected bird but often result in its death!
Burrowing mites are transmitted mainly in the nest box during feeding; i.e. during direct body contact from parents unto the chicks. A transmission between adult birds has also been observed, although this rarely happens. Thus special attention should be paid in pairs of birds and flocks if an infection with burrowing mites has occurred! A couple of years can pass between the time of infection and the appearance of first symptoms. In most cases, however, a mite infestation in a budgie occurs between its 6th and 12th month of life; thus often shortly after the bird has been bought. < /br>
There are some individuals who are more susceptible to the mite than others… often infestations will follow family lines. There may be some genetic predisposition among birds.
There are many so called “treatments” available for Scaly Mite treatment. These range from Paraffin Oil and Petroleum Jelly to strong disinfectants. Mostly these treatments are designed to suffocate the mite or kill on contact. Older treatments are messy, inconsistent and fiddly to apply. Technology has now caught up with this disease and Avimec, containing Ivermectin, is now available to treat Knemidocoptes.< /br>
Using a simple “drop on” formula the liquid is applied to the bird’s skin once weekly for three weeks. Depending on the severity of the disease, cure will take from 3 – 8 weeks as the bird’s body repairs the areas of damage.< /br>
In breeding facilities, Budgerigars should be treated yearly to control the mite. Even birds that appear unaffected should be treated as they often can carry the mite – ready to spread them on to their young.< /br>
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Please note: Since burrowing mites only live on the body, it is not necessary to treat the cage with an anti-mite-spray. These agents are usually highly toxic and harm the birds! Burrowing mites are harmless for humans; there is no risk of an infection.
Vetafarm Scatt 50ml – New larger 50ml size
Use to cure infestation of external parasites, such as scaly legs and feet, scaly faces, lice, mites, air-sac mites – tracheal mite, perhaps many types of intestinal worms.
Birds do not have lungs, they have a long air sac. The air sac mite lives in this air sac and can cause your bird serious problems. Gouldian finches are very susceptible to this pest and should be treated once annually. Scatt takes care of this mite as well as the scaly mite, which lives under the skin, usually on their feet. They are blood suckers and cause discomfort and foot problems. If the bird stamps their feet, that is the scaly mite. Part the feathers of the back and apply a few drops to the skin. Will treat many birds.
Ivomec / Ivomectin: 2 sizes available with a “Drip Top Applicator Bottle”
Ivomec (Flock) Water Treatment - Suggested by some Avian Veterinarians. Only one drop on soft skin is needed for treatment!
Ivomec will rid your birds of any air sac mites, most worms and many other internal and external parasites such as blood sucking lice and mites. There is some speculation amongst professional breeders that this medication may cause temporary sterility therefore it should be used aproximately 1 month prior to breeding your birds.
DOSE: Treatment is 1 drop of Ivomec under the wing on exposed skin or on the back of the neck just below the head, directly on the skin. Blow lightly on either spot to expose skin through the feathers. If there is not a patch of skin exposed, gently blow with your mouth on the feathers close to expose some skin for application. If you are not comfortable with lifting your bird’s wing and would prefer to apply the Ivomec in a different area, you may do the same (soft blowing) of the feathers just below the base of the skull on the back of the neck to expose some skin and apply 1 drop directly to the skin. The Ivomec will be absorbed through the skin.
Ivomec (Flock) Water Treatment – Suggested by some Avian Veterinarians
Directions: Shake the Ivermectin solution well. Follow directions closely! Do not get on your skin. Ivomec is absorbed through the skin. Use caution. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Add lcc of the 1% Ivermectin solution to each 32 oz. (1 Quart) of drinking water. Again, shake the mixture well.
Remove all water the evening prior to treatment, (at sunset if your birds are housed outdoors or prior to turning off the lights if they are indoors). You should clean and sterilize their water container prior to treatment. Present the Ivomec solution to your birds early the next morning. The birds will usually drink the solution with gusto. One good drink should cure the above mentioned problems however I leave the Ivermec solution for the remainder of the day to be sure all the birds in the cage or loft are treated.
In temperatures over 80 degrees we suggest you only present the ivomec solution to your birds for HALF - 1/2 Day as the birds will drink more water in warmer conditions.
Repeat the same treatment in 10 to 14 days. Treat all birds with the above mentioned method twice a year if necessary. Once in January or 60 to 90 days prior to breeding, and again at the end of the breeding season if necessary.
Never treat your birds during breeding season with Ivomec!
Be very careful, Ivermectin is a very powerful parasiticide. An overdose may kill your birds. Follow the above instructions very careful.
Use to cure infestation of external parasites, such as scaly legs and feet, scaly faces, lice, mites, air-sac mites - tracheal mite, perhaps many types of intestinal worms…
Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application. It is not recommended to use other medications together with this product therefore it should only be administered separately. After treating your birds with Ivomec wait about 7 days before other treatments are implemented.