Avimec for air sac mites

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JHPM
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Hello everyone.

Can I use Avimec for air sac mites. If so how should I use it on my Gouldians.
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I have only used Ivamectin in the water, as detailed by my vet.
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Stu
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You can although it is not registered as an Air sac mite treatment in Australia.
The active in Avimec is Ivermectin, mixed with Benzyl alcohol it is a topical treatment.
Vetafarm also manufactures a product called Scatt which is available internationally as and Air sac mite treatment. It however has Moxidectin as the active.
Use as per the directions on the packaging remembering it needs to be placed on bare skin, which is reasonably easy to do with Gouldians.
When handling the bird find a spot that best suits you, I recommend the thigh.
One drop. Repeat as per instructions.
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JHPM
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Thank you. For the advice.
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noah.till
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Avimec is a really good product for Finches, I've used it on many occassions and works extremely well
I apply 2 drops per finch with no side effects or problems whatsoever
Cheers
Noah Till
Downs Bird Breeders Association and Queensland Finch Society Member
2018 Australian Birdkeepers Magazine Young Birdkeeper
Javan Munia, Black Rumped Double bar and Aberdeen Breeding Project
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