toxic scaly leg cures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 95yj, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. 95yj

    95yj Songster

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    i started treating my birds for scaly leg today (again), in the past i'v tried using vaseline, vinegar, and vegetable oil, they all worked with mild success but nothing to brag about. I'm not sure if the mites are still there or if the scales are still raised because of dirt (i suspect the second, its not getting worse and i treated with ivectermicen) but in order to get them back into shape (their show birds, if they were layers i'd just let them be) i'm now using rubbing alcohal, which not only kills the mites but will speed up the shedding of the leg scales. My question is that after applying (dipping their legs in a bowl) they instinctively preen their legs off, invariably ingesting some of the alcohall, at least i assume they are. Long story short, is rubbing alcohall safe to use as a treatment for scaly leg?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    How long have you been treating them? Scaly mites can take a month or more to get rid of entirely.
     
  3. 95yj

    95yj Songster

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    the times before this probably close to a month, i just want to know if rubbing alcohal is safe to use
     

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