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Now is the last opportunity to treat scaley leg mite in your older birds in time for the winter shows. Birds are moulting in autumn and they do not only replace their old worn feathers with new ones but also the scales on their legs and feet.

The best method we are aware of is using teat salve (also known as udder cream). Have a look at our November 2016 newsletter for details (see NEWS).

Petroleum jelly does the job, too, and so do many other sticky salves and creams but these may need 2 or 3 applications, depending on the severity of the infestation.