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"...after 2 days, I see an improvement in BoJangles beak. This S76 stuff is amazing! Thanks again for all your help. I'll definitely shop with you again. Your customer service is wonderful"
Gwenne August - Canada

"..just 24 hours since I added the s76 to their water. I am AMAZED at his recovery. He is full of energy, going to and fro adding nesting material, fending off other birds, and looking great. Can this be?"
Barbara Sheperd - GA

"..just to say how amazing is this stuff?? My birds were lethargic fat and lazy, but after 2 days dose, they are all as lively as crickets. I can't believe it's the same birds!"
Sue Walters - UK

"..I am writing to tell you how thrilled I am with the results of your product S76. I had nine lady Gouldian finches that were infected with air sac mites and I watched helpless, for several days as their health deteriorated. I came across your website while surfing the web and decided to try out the S76 which immediately improved the health of my birds. Now I can say, with confidence, they will survive!. Thanks again and I will be sure to try other products of yours in the future!"
Abrahim Ogir - NY

"..My birds have never looked better since administering the S76 to them – no more worries about the airsac mites. I will give S76 to my birds once a month from now on to ensure peak condition going forward. Well done for producing such a great product, best regards."
Ian Walker - UK

"..After the first two days of treating with S76 he perked up a little. But in the days that followed, wow dramatic improvement."
Connie Laurence – MA


No need to catch your birds to treat for the
Airsac mite

The Original
Airsac mite treatment in water!
If you have lots of birds
making it almost impossible to catch,
then S76 is for you!

Air-sac mites live in the respiratory tract of birds. Two species that are most susceptible to these mites are Lady Gouldian Finches and Canaries. Studies have found that the adult female mite produces eggs that hatch within the female and are then born alive as nymphs. Experiments indicate that the life cycle (egg to adult) can take place in 6 days. This nymph stage does not always mature immediately. Often it remains in dormancy within the respiratory tract for extended periods of time. Stressful periods (breeding, molting and high temperatures) triggers maturity of the air-sac mite.

Dormancy Mites
The main products S76 and Scatt on the market to kill the air-sac mite cause no harm to the nymph stage. These immature forms become active when the bird is ill, stressed or during hot weather. The problem can appear suddenly and spread throughout the flock quickly. Regularly scheduled treatments should be maintained to keep the adult number of mites under control. Large numbers of adult air-sac mites killed off at the same time may cause a blockage in the respiratory tract, which can cause suffocation.

Transmission
Air-sac mites are transmitted through direct contact of adults feeding regurgitated food to their young and also through courtship feeding between adults.

Research suggest that transmission of this mite occurs by adult non-pregnant females that migrate out of the nares (nostrils) onto the head plumage, and eventually into a new host. Therefore, a complete cleaning of the nest, cage, aviary and environment must be done on the 2nd day of S76 treatment with a good avian pyrethrum (Avian Insect Liquidator, Permectrin11, Control) based insecticide.

Treatment
Initial treatment is S76 painted on daily for 7 days and in the drinking water for 2 days. Apply undiluted S76 directly to the affected skin using a Q-tip each day for one week and S76 in drinking water for 2 days. Repeat S76 drinking water treatment and one application topically each week until all signs of mite have disappeared (recovery varies from 2-8 weeks depending upon the severity of infection.) Usual cure time is 3-4 weeks with mild infestations. Keep away from eyes & nostrils.

Individual Bird Treatment
Individual birds with symptoms of air-sac mites should be removed to the hospital cage for treatment. Treat with emergency support - Thrive, NV Powder or Quik- Gel - one day before the application of the undiluted S76. Apply directly to the skin on the bird’s neck for 5 consecutive days. Continue using the emergency support in the drinking water (mix fresh daily) for the 5 days of treatment.

Secondary Respiratory Infections
The symptoms should subside in 2 days with the S76 treatment in the water and with the 5 day topical treatment. If the symptoms lessen, but do not completely go away, your bird also has a secondary respiratory infection that will need additional treatment. Soft food Miracle Meal, enriched with vitamins & minerals and Herb Salad should be provided to help accelerate recovery. If all respiratory symptoms disappear after the first two days of treatment, additional medication treatment is not necessary

Bacterial, Fungal or Protozoa?
Respiratory infections, causing symptoms of loss of voice, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, raspy wet noises or clicking (the same symptoms that an air sac mite infestation would produce,) can be caused by bacteria, fungal or a protozoa infection. There is not a one drug to cure all for these types of illnesses. You must determine the exact cause of infection before determining a treatment program. For information on how to evaluate your environment and find the potential cause of such an infection, Respiratory Infection or Air-sac mites?

Additional Benefits of S76
S76 can be used to treat all mites living inside a bird’s body or mites that bite your birds and suck blood. Example: Red Mites (Demanyssus sp.). Depluming Mites ( Epidemoptic mites), blood parasites (Microfilaria) and Air-Sac Mites (Stemostoma tracheacolum). Any mite that lives inside of a bird or will bite a bird and suck blood will be killed by S76. It is safe for finches of all species and ages, being particularly useful for juveniles, breeding pairs and during the molt.

Scaly Face and Leg mites
S76 is effective in treating Scaly Face. Knemidokoptes ssp mites develop a honey comb appearance when they burrow around the face and a tassel-like appearance when they burrow on the feet and legs.

Scaly Face Treatment
Apply undiluted S76 directly to the affected skin using a Q-tip each day for one week (same day that S76 is added to the drinking water) until all signs of mite have disappeared (recovery varies from 2-8 weeks depending upon the severity of infestation. Usual cure time is 3-4 weeks with mild infestations. Keep away from eyes & nostrils. Also on the same schedule apply S76 to the drinking water. Because scaly face & leg can be nutritional and weak gene based, reassess the nutrition of the bird.

Wormer
S76 will kill Hair and Round worms, and has been effective in treating Acuaria spp. Spirurold worms in some species other than Gouldians. S76 is recommended for the control of Gizzard worms in Gouldians. S76 will not kill tape worms. Worm Away can be used in rotation with S76 if your bird has been diagnosed with tape worm. Recommended treatment schedule for birds housed outdoors or eating a diet containing live food is to treat in water one day each month.

Health Stimulant
S76 is the original air-sac mite treatment in water, and the only treatment to contain Slippery Elm. Slippery Elm bark is an ingredient also found in various lung medicines used for humans. When combined with water, slippery elm coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines, and protects your bird’s digestive tract from the irritation that the Ivermectin can cause.

    It always has such a positive effect on birds....
  • Slippery Elm possesses astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Slippery Elm is the component that offers the anti-bacterial property to the S76 on the back of the bird’s throat to kill any unwanted bacteria.
  • Slippery Elm absorbs impurities and toxins, thereby, helping them pass harmlessly out of the body. It nourishes the whole body and assists the activity of the adrenal glands.
  • Slippery Elm has a positive effect on relieving sinus inflammation, which is especially relevant for the bird suffering with air-sac mites.

There will be a noticeable increase in both noise and activity level days after S76 is administered, even if air sac mites were not present in your birds.

Bathe in S76
Birds bathing in S76 will kill any external feather parasites. However, a good Avian Insect Spray must also be used throughout their environment on the 2nd. day of S76 treatment. This should be followed up several days later with a KD Water Cleanser bath. This second bath will remove all the dead mites and help promote lustrous clean feathering.

Treatment with S76

  1. Remove all other water sources including greens, fruits and vegetables on the days of treatment with S76.
  2. Remove all drinkers the night before each S76 treatment. Using this technique will prevent the birds from drinking in the morning before you have a chance to place the S76 in their drinking water.
  3. Mix S76 Fresh each morning. Only mix the amount you will need for the day.
    S76 is potent for only 7 to 8 hours once mixed in water.

S76 is available in: 30ml, 100ml & 250 ml
Active Ingredients: Ivermectin 0.8g/1 & Slippery Elm

S76 is a concentrate and when mixed with water goes a long way!

S76 Mixing Rates: Mix Fresh Daily

Finches, Canaries and Pigeons
2 level teaspoons = for one gallon of water
1 teaspoon = 5ml for 2 liters of water (approx. 2 quarts)
½ teaspoon = 2.5ml for 1 liter of water (approx. 1 quart)
¼ teaspoon = 1.25ml for 500ml of water (approx. 2 cups)
1/8 teaspoon = .63ml for 250ml of water (approx. 1 cup)
6 drops for 125ml of water (approx. 4 ounces)
3 drops for .63ml of water (approx. 2 ounces)
When mixed for Finches, Canaries and Pigeons
Concentrate 30ml makes 3 Gallons
Concentrate 100ml makes 10 Gallons
Concentrate 250ml makes 25 Gallons

Budgerigars and Parrots
4 level teaspoons = for one gallon of water
2 teaspoons = 10ml for 2 liters of water (approx. 2 quarts)
1 teaspoon = 5ml for 1 liter of water (approx. 1 quart)
½ teaspoon – 2.5 ml for 500 ml of water (approx.2 cups)
¼ teaspoon = 1.25ml for 250ml of water (approx.1cup)
1/8 teaspoon = .63ml for 125ml of water (approx. 4 ounces)
6 drops for 63ml of water (approx. 2 ounces)

When mixed for Budgerigars and Parrots
Concentrate 30ml makes 1.5 Gallons
Concentrate 100ml makes 5 Gallons
Concentrate 250ml makes 12.5 Gallons

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