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Other Names: Knemidocoptiasis, Cutaneous Knemidokoptosis
|Paraffin oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, or petroleum jelly (Vaseline)||Apply over the bird's feet and legs.|
|Ivermectin||Given orally or topically in 3 doses at 0.2 mg/kg of body weight, once every two weeks. Two weeks after the first treatment, the scales should be sloughing off, and by the third treatment, new scales should have grown in.|
|DO NOT||Ever cut or pick off scales as this can cause damage to the bird's legs and feet.|
|Moxidectin||Pour-on or injectable forms are both effective, and available in 0.5% and 1% preparations.|
|Dergall (in countries where it's available).|
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