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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:53 am 
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I have just heard second hand that a white face can also be caused by vitamin deficiency.
The original source is a vet working with commercial chickens who has met this frequently in fast growing meatbirds.
I have never seen it myself and have found nothing to confirm this, but it is certainly worth keeping in mind.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:35 am 
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Thanks Globi,

I'll keep that in mind if my current treatment doesn't work. I have treated the whole flock with Moxi Plus from GeckoDan. Two treatments, 11 days apart. Via syringe to the throat. Also a total pen clean up and hit it with Malaban and put pestine through the feather of each bird. Seems to be slowly clearing it up. I'll repost in a few weeks if this has done the trick.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 2:38 pm 
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I would be really interested to learn the result, Michael. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Hi all,

Sometime in April I started this thread seeking advice on what my Australorps could have and how it could be treated. I decided to treat it as scaley face mite. I used moxidectin Plus from Gecko Dan in Qld. I gave it to each chook by small syringe directly into their mouths with dosage being dependent on their weight. I followed this up with a repeat dose 10 days later. I withheld eating the eggs for 2 weeks after the second dose. At that stage I said I would post a follow up to say how this treatment went.

This is the update and it's good news. The treatment seems to be working very well. The scaley face ended up spreading to my blues in addition to the splashes, but interestingly in the coop next door, the hybrid Australorp/Hylines didn't get affected. Nevertheless I treated them all.

The white/grey faces have nearly totally disappeared. Even their laying, which was virtually non existent, is increasing. So, good news to share. Thanks again to all of you who shared your experience and thoughts with me. It was very much appreciated.

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