Beaphar, Anti Mite Trachea
Beaphar Anti Trachea Mite (10 ml)
Veterinary medicine to combat trachea mites in canaries, estrildid finches and other aviary birds. Also effective against scabies in parakeets (scaly face). This product can also be used against calcareous legs in ornamental birds. The liquid comes in a handy dropper bottle.
Active ingredient: ivermectin 0.12%
The mite, sternostoma tracheacolum, occurs in canaries and gouldian finches, but has also been found in other beautiful finches, Japanese gulls, goldfinches, zebra finches, us parrots and budgerigars.
Symptoms of illness
The mites cause inflammation, partly because they hook themselves into mucous membranes with their claws and suck blood from the host. Externally, one sees some loss of condition, some puffiness in the feathers, loss of voice (canaries), breathing disorders with some smacking and squeaking noises.
Swallowing movements are made at fairly regular intervals and strangling attempts to work something up from the trachea are seen, often moving the head in such a way as if the bird wants to throw something away. Deaths can occur in severe infections.
Combating trachea mites:
In order to effectively combat the trachea mite, it is important that all mites, including those in deeper parts of the air sac system or in the abdominal cavity, are reached. That is why Beaphar has opted for the so-called spot-on system. The active agent is applied directly to the skin. The liquid penetrates the skin, is absorbed into the blood and kills all mites present in the body.
When trachea mites are detected, all birds in the aviary must be treated. The dosage is 1 drop per bird (for budgerigars and heavier birds it is recommended 2 drops per bird), to be applied to the bare skin in the neck area. It is absolutely necessary to brush the feathers aside and apply the drop to the skin and not to the feathers, otherwise the product cannot be absorbed through the skin.
Repetition of the treatment
To prevent a bird that has escaped attention from re-infecting the entire aviary, it is recommended to repeat the treatment after 4 weeks. Because feeding and drinking troughs and troughs in which birds bathe can also be sources of recontamination, it is recommended to thoroughly clean and disinfect them.
Time of application:
Preferably, the birds should be treated 1-2 months before the breeding period
to prevent nest contamination.
1. Not all symptoms of shortness of breath are caused by bronchial tubes
air sac mites. If in doubt, consult your veterinarian.
2. Since birds infested with trachea mite are often severely weakened, the
treatment should be carried out with caution taking as much
possible stress should be avoided.
Property: Liquid in dropper bottle
Active ingredient: Ivermectin 0.12%
Contents: 10 ml, more than enough for approx. 250 birds or for 125 parakeets and heavier birds.
Keep cool and dark. Keep out of reach of children.