Scaly Leg is a disease caused by a parasitic mite (known as cnemidocoptes mutans) that burrows under the scales of the legs or feet, where it causes great irritation.
This results is a multiplication of the tissue cells and the secretion of the serum. The scales are raised, and the legs become thickened and have a rough lumpy appearance.
The disease is easily recognised as the mites are evident as tiny white spherical creatures, (approximately 0.5mm in diameter in the early stages). It is highly contagious and affects birds of all ages, although older birds and feathered leg breeds tend to be more susceptible. It is most common in flocks kept on earth or in dry litter runs.
In the early stages it would appear to cause little inconvenience, but should it be neglected the birds lose condition, go lame and have difficulty in perching. In the worst instance mortality may occur.
JUST FOR SCALY LEGS - THE 3 IN 1 ANSWER
Treatment of scaly leg is simple, with the use of Just For Scaly Legs. This specifically blended formulation is designed to kill and effectively control the Scaly Leg parasite in one simple spray application.
Just For Scaly Legs works in 3 ways:
Directions for use: Simply spray directly on the leg, feet, comb and wattles to treat the infested areas. Repeat every 5-6 days (to break the egg cycle) until the infestation has gone.
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