Scaly leg mites and vaseline not working??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by unix_micki, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using vaseline for 3 weeks, three times a week for those dang leg mites, legs look better but not completely healed [​IMG] what is my next step, i need something that works real good....i am going to seven dust and vaseline tonight again.

    I have ivermectin horse paste, would that work mixed with vaseline??

    Please help!!!
     
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Takes ages for leg scales to regrow! You've probably killed the mites by now, just hang in there... You'll start seeing new scales at some point. [​IMG]
    Only other thing I'd do is dust the roost area so they don't get reinfested.
    regards
    Erica
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dust with Sevin?
     
  4. ChickenCrazy4ever

    ChickenCrazy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOw do you know your chickens has the mites?
     
  5. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok, will do that now [​IMG] dang things [​IMG]
     
  6. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:scales on their legs are raised up.
     
  7. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you mixing the Sevin in with the Vasoline....this is what we do.......it works better....
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe scales don't necessarily go down even after the mites are killed. Somewhere, when I was dealing with that, I read that they eventually shed them but then others said that they do not. I don't know but am pretty sure you've killed the mites.
    sharon
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  9. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not mixing it, will give it a try
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I like to dip the leg and foot in a cup of mineral oil. So easy and fast. I do it every day for two weeks, but near the end I go to every other day. Yes- dust them also as I have read the scaly leg mite can attack the face (don't get the dust in their eyes, nose, or mouth),
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
    talks about sevin dust
     

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