Hi Everyone, I'm from Australia, living in New Zealand where we have a pet emu, bought as a 3wk old chick, she is now 3yrs old and the best pet we have ever had. We noticed a significant deterioration in weight and overall well-being this year. Tried everything, including discussions with vets too reluctant to travel out to the property here to see an emu that they were not confident to handle. Phoned emu farms, emailed the zoo (they refused to assist even with suggestions by email) and I researched as much as possible to find answers. She became so thin I was convinced she was not long for this world so I got the pour on wormer we had for the pet cow. Adjusted the dose rate accordingly and applied it to her skin by parting the feathers on her thigh. It has only been 3 days since the application and already she looks brighter. If internal parasites are indeed the cause of her misery, I am very sad to think my ignorance caused her to become so ill. She may not be over the worst yet, as I have since read that she will require another dose in 3 weeks. If there is anyone else out there with a pet emu please share your experiences and knowledge. I would hate to think there might be other pet emus suffering the effects of not being wormed ! Thank you for listening and I'm glad I have joined a group of bird enthusiasts.