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scabies - can chickens get scabies and how do you treat for them?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jasonm11, May 25, 2011.

  1. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    I was given a dog that has scabies (mites) and was told to start treating my other dog and make sure to wash our hands and clothes. My question is can the chickens and turkeys catch this and if so how woiuld I treat them??
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    As far as I know, scabies is what it's called when humans get mites, dogs get mange. And yes, chickens can get mites, but they might not be the same kind your new dog is carrying. Make sure you get really rid of the mange in the dog. It can be hard to get rid of, spreads very easily, and can be fatal. If you think your chickens have mites (you'd be able to see them) check teh diseases forum for cures. [​IMG]
  3. drpeeps2014

    drpeeps2014 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    De Leon Springs, FL
    Mange is simply any disease of the skin caused by mites.

    Also known as canine scabies, sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei canis (Scabies mite), a burrowing mite. The canine sarcoptic mite can also infest humans (scabies), cats, pigs, horses, sheep and various other species. This mite normally only infects mammals.

    So it should not pose a threat to the birds. Birds are infected by a different species of mite.



    should still check with your vet though
  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    thanks, My MIL took the dog to the vet and did not ask the question, besides I figured if it was common issue with mites in fowl then where better to go than the forum. My meaties do have mites around theirvents, I sa a few today. I have put DE on the bird and in their tractor and we still have some. What's next to try?
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    De doesn't prevent mites or any other external parasite. Seven dust is a better solution
  6. eijay

    eijay New Egg

    Dec 15, 2015
    as far i know yes chicken can carry scabies

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