Vet RX & scaly leg mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknmania, May 7, 2016.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Recently I have read a couple of things indicating that VetRX , a few drops in the drinking water, works as a preventative or cure for mild cases of SLM. Just curious if anyone has had any experience with this. I don't think a whole lot of that stuff otherwise, but some people like it. Anyone?
     
  2. swedeNH

    swedeNH Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a no-egg-eat period with that? Probably.

    I had one showing signs of SLM this winter and they were cooped up a lot due to epic cold (-16℉ and even worse wind chill) so I worried it would spread like wild fire.

    I smothered the legs in Vaseline and kept an eye on it. Symptoms disappeared in a week or so. I've read that the Vaseline smothers the mites. Non toxic, no egg tossing and you can target only the affected hens.

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  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OH, yeah, that's the normal way to treat SLM. Or, you can dip them in Permethrin. But I just read that bout the VetRX , and i wondered if any one had tried it. I doubt there would be a withdrawal period, it's just a natural remedy, as far as I know. I guess no one has.
     
  4. swedeNH

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    Interesting, this is the first I've heard of it. Maybe someone else will chime in.

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