SCATT for Birds A safe and effective treatment for Air Sac Mites and Scaly Face Mites.
Is your Bird suffering? Scales around his/her legs, Scales on his/her Beak maybe it's your beloved Canary or other type of Bird and they have stopped signing? Are they panting or making clicking noises? These are just some of the things that can make your Bird suffer and can even Kill your Bird.
Don't wait, get SCATT for Birds today and stop the suffering. Used to treat all Birds and most importantly used on Gouldian Finches.
Apply in a single application 1 to 2 drops depending on the size of the Bird and Body Weight. Finch to Canary 1 drop and larger Birds 2 drops on the bare skin. Retreat in 21 days then as a preventative treat 4 times per year, usually once every 3-4 months.
Air Sac Mite: (mainly Canaries & Finches)Apply in a single application 1 to 2 drops depending on the size of the bird (1 drop per 30g body weight), to the bare skin between the shoulders. For best results ensure re-treatment is carried out 3 to 4 times per year.
When treating for Air Sac Mites you also should be cleaning all perches and cages and spraying them with Avian Insect Liquidator every 30 days throughout the year, taking special attention to their nest, even if you have babies in the nest. Keep in mind you only spray a very light mist on the birds Do Not Get Them Wet with this. Treating all your birds with Scatt prior to letting them breed will help prevent the babies from getting the Air Sac Mites, as when the parents feed them they will pass it on to them. One symptom to look for in Canaries is when they stop singing the Scatt should be used right away. Scatt should be used 2 to 3 times a year to perfect the bird from getting a severe case of Air Sac Mites.
If you are using Scatt just for a preventive then 1 dose should be enough. If showing any signs of Air Sac Mites then do the second treatment. The air sac mite that severely affects the Gouldian Finch and Canaries causes respiratory distress and death. The mite (Sternostoma tracheacolum) lives and reproduces on the surface of the respiratory tract with the complete life cycle of the mite being 14 to 21 days. Transmission of the mite occurs through direct contact via the oral route commonly when infested adult birds feed regurgitated food to young nestlings. Another method of transmission occurs during courtship behaviour when males feed females. Transmission can also occur through contaminated water. Clinical signs are mouth breathing with a characteristic clicking sound. Also loss of voice, coughing, nasal discharge, tail bobbing with weakness and weight loss.
Scatt is used in the treatment of Air Sac Mites. One drop treats birds under 30 grams body weight. 2 drops should be used for Parakeets, and besure to re-treat after 21 days, being sure that it gets on the skin of the bird, as this will take 2 days to enter into the bloodstream of the bird.
In some instances the ite are visible to the naked eye or they may be spotted on microscopic examination of the fixed tissues. The vet can perform a tracheal swab on the bird.
Air sac mites can also be transmitted via air by close contact with an infected bird that may be sitting nearby and coughing or sneezing onto other birds releasing a tiny mist of moisture that can have the air sac mite that can infect the other birds. When treating the birds for air sac mites the cause needs to be determined. Several diseases and health conditions cause the same symptoms that can be seen by birds infected by the air sac mites, like respiratory infections or a vitamin A deficiency could be the real cause. Without the treatment of Scatt a bird infected with the air sac mite will eventually die if not treated. The mites proliferate and eventually cause a complete blockage of the air passages resulting in death by suffocation.
Air Sac mites can be treated but real caution should be taken to see that the right dosage is given. Giving too little medication is going to be ineffective and giving too much will lead to a massive die off of these air sac mites that then cause respiratory blockage. Also one has to consider that the commonly prescribed medications themselves are toxins overdosing your bird can have serious consequences including death. If one bird of the flock is suffering an infestation of the air sac mites then it is best to treat all of the birds, since it is likely that all have been exposed to this mite via the drinking water and having direct exposure.
Mites can be dormant in the airways in some birds and can become active when the bird becomes ill or stressed or during times of hot weather. Suddenly the problem appears with the birds and all your birds start to look ill. We like to use the Scatt on birds that we know are infected with the mite as we know when we place the Scatt on the skin of the bird the correct amount is going into the bloodstream of the bird. Otherwise you can use the Ivermectin Solution in the drinking water for large flocks of birds which is almost impossible to catch all of them to place the drop onto. In trying to catch birds in a large flock you are going to only stress them out plus yourself. So it is best to treat them in aviaries with the Ivermectin Solution.
If a respiratory problem does not clear up after 3 to 5 weeks then there are several other problems such as viruses, or bacterial problems, so you may want to treat with a broad spectrum antibiotic such as Baytril, or Amtyl, or Respiratory Soluble Powder.