Scaly Leg mites on ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by maus, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Songster

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    My duck is missing a few scales on his legs. Do ducks get leg mites too? How do I treat it? Do I need to keep him from swimming in his pool while he is being treated?
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
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    I dont know, but at least I can bump this up and maybe someone who does know can help!
     
  3. DuckLady

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    I have never heard of that in ducks.
    Can you post a pic? It is likely your duck scraped his leg. Scaly leg mites don't cause the leg scales to fall off, they cause them to lift up as the mites live underneath them.

    I wouldn't worry about it unless his leg is bleeding.
     
  4. maus

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    Ok, upon closer examination, yes, it looks like he scraped himself on something.
    Im glad its not the mites!
     

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