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For the treatment of Scaly Face Mite


AvimecBudgerigars 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. Avimec one drop on formula the liquid is applied to the bird's skin once weekly for 3 weeks. Depending on the severity of the disease, cure will take from 3 to 8 weeks as the bird's body repairs the areas of damage. 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 please note: since burrowing mites only live on the body, it is not necessary to treat the cage with an anti-mite-spray. Burrowing mites are harmless for humans; there is no risk of an infection.

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:
1000/ml Ivermectin.


ON SALE! Avimec - is Vetafarm's tropical 'drop on' liquid for the treatment of Scaly Face Mite in Budgerigars.
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