What is the scaly leg or beak mite?
Who do they commonly infect of caged birds?
(#1 budgies, #2 canaries)
What species does Knemidocoptes infect?
chickens, turkeys, pheasants
parakeets or budgerigars
chickens, geese, pheasants, pigeons
(depends on species which we don't need to know)
What are Knemidocoptes similar to?
demodex (burry under scales and produce pruritus)
T/F Knemidocoptes infect domestic and wild birds.
What would you suspect a bird with these c/s has?
-scales elevated, easily detached
-scabs from serum seepage and hyperkeratosis --> seborreha
-lymph and blood can exude
-legs, feet and beak can become distorted --> lameness and beak abnormalities
-Severe infestations may cause the loss of one or more toes, loss of appetite, drop in egg production, weight loss and death
bird with lameness,beak abnormalities, loss of toes, weight loss and itchniess probably has?
T/F Knemidocoptes entire lifecycle is on the host and takes 1week.
False (2 weeks)
How is knemidocoptes diagnosed?
C/S & Skin Scrapings
How is Knemidocoptes treated?
What are different s/e of diff routes?
Ivermectin oraly or SQ if severe (may die, lethargy or anorexia)
Can also use ivermec spot on (budgeies & canaries, less S/E)
-Treat all cage mates even if they look unaffected
What happens if you give a budgie 1 drop of 1% ivermectin?
666.67 ug (dose = 200ug/kg, animal is .03kg --> dose = 111.11x --> dead bird
Which two pet birds are most commonly affected by Knemidocoptes?
What is associated with onset of Knemidocoptes?
stress, diet problems and genetic predisposition
What should 1% ivermectin be diluted with to feed it to a bird? in what ratio?
0.1mL 1% ivermec + 100mL propylene glycol
What are "feather mites"?
Who do they infect?
Budgerigars or Parakeets
What is the treatment for Protolichus?
What is the airsac mite and who gets it?
Small passerines (canaries & finches most severe)
Small spitacines rarely infected
Large psittacines infestation unknown
Where do Sternostoma tracheocolum live?
Entire lifecycle on mucous membranes of respiratory tract (can penetrate into lungs, air sacs, body cavity and kidneys)
CS Dyspnea, coughing, sneezing clicking sounds, nasal discharge, loss of voice, inability to thrive