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

jasonm11

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Nov 18, 2010
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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??
 

mama24

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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.
 

drpeeps2014

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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcoptic_mange#Sarcoptic_mange

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_mite

should still check with your vet though
 

jasonm11

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Nov 18, 2010
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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?
 

scbatz33

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De doesn't prevent mites or any other external parasite. Seven dust is a better solution
 

eijay

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hi just like to i just dust the chicken coup and hens as well can we throw their eggs or the still ok to eat pls some one can answer me quick on my enail pls
eijazrasool@hotmail.com
thx pls a quick reply thx
 

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