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Scatt – MoxiVet (Moxidectin) 1g/l SM


Moxidectin  or Scatt is used to treat Scaly-face-mite in Budgies.
Knemidokoptes or the Scaly-leg-mite and Scaly-Face-mite are common infections in Budgerigars. Note that mite infections are often associated with vitamin-A deficiency and malnutrition – that should also be addressed with the Scatt treatments. Adding dark green vegetables like broccoli every single day is also recommended.

Moxidectin or Scatt is used to treat Air-sac-mite in passerines: Finches and Canaries.

***Scatt – MoxiVet (Moxidectin) 1g/l SM is only available for clients of Burwood Bird & Animal Hospital***

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Active ingredient moxidectin 1g/L (rather than Ivermectin)

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MoxiVet wormer is an effective wormer for birds.

MoxiVet contains Moxidectin that also controls some external parasites like Scaly leg mites in poultry and Scaly face mite of Budgerigars.

Moxidectin treats poultry worms like Roundworm, Pinworm, Hairworm, Gizzard Worm, Air Sac Mites, and Scaly Face/Leg Mites.

Moxidectin is NOT registered for use in egg-laying hens.

Moxidectin in chickens can be dosed in drinking water or orally or even onto the skin. Moxidectin is often used off-label.

Many avian vets recommend Moxidectin or Moxivet 1mg/ml at a dose of 10 ml to 1L of water –left in water -for 24 hours. This is a palatable water-soluble liquid that in addition to worming the birds also kills external parasites that feed off blood.


Why Moxidectin is Preferred as a Wormer to Ivermectin

Moxidectin and Ivermectin are both anti-parasitic drugs commonly used to deworm chickens, pigeons, parrots, and other livestock.

Here are some factors to consider when comparing Moxidectin and Ivermectin for deworming chickens, pigeons, and birds.

Spectrum of activity: Both drugs have a broad spectrum of activity against various internal and external parasites in chickens. The chicken vets believe that Moxidectin may be safer than Ivomectin.

Residue and withdrawal periods: Both Moxidectin and Ivermectin are known to have short half-lives in chickens pigeons and birds, which is the time between the last administration of the drug and when the eggs from treated birds can be safely consumed.

Parasite resistance to antiparasitic drugs is a widespread issue in livestock production. Some studies suggest that Moxidectin might have a lower risk of developing resistance compared to Ivomectin, making it a preferred choice For bird Veterinarians.

Veterinary guidance: The choice between Moxidectin and Ivermectin, as well as the dosage and treatment regimen, should always be made under the guidance of a veterinarian. At Bird Vet Melbourne, we prefer Moxidectin to Ivermectin.

As the field of veterinary medicine continually evolves, get the most up-to-date and region-specific information regarding the use of Moxidectin and Ivermectin in chickens pigeons, and birds.

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Additional information

Weight0.020 kg
Dimensions2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm