We just accrued a beautiful but sad female Emu. She was just pacing the property at her previous home. She has multiple wounds and is missing a lot of feathers. I have a ton of experience with many animals, but none with Emus so I was hoping to hear your thoughts. We suspect that she may have mites because she seems itchy. She loves her neck rubbed and seems to try to rub on the fence. I treated her wounds with Betadine and some antibiotic spray and antibiotic ointment . I use diamatacious earth around my chicken coop and sprinkle some in their favorite dust spots in the yard, I did ask him what he dusts the Emul with and he said he's never dusted her with anything! So I guess my first question would be can emus get mites or lice? We don't have a name for her yet because she just got here about an hour ago. By the way I absolutely love this form I have not joined it yet but it is my go to place for any chicken questions !