RE: Currawong leg/foot problem

To: 'Ákos Lumnitzer' <>, <>
Subject: RE: Currawong leg/foot problem
From: " Chris Lloyd" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:23:29 +1100
Looks like a medium case of scaly mites, and ectoparasites common in ground
foraging wild birds and poultry. It can be treated but should be done before
tendonitis sets in. Treatments range from pyrethrum based sprays to simply
immersion to drown the mite. Ciao

From: Ákos Lumnitzer 
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 4:00 PM
Subject: Currawong leg/foot problem

Hi birders,

If any knowledgeable bird experts could shed light on what could be wrong
with this specimen?s leg (see linked images) we would be grateful. We
received the bird into care earlier this week from one of the local vets and
it all appeared well. This seems to have developed over the past six days
and appears to be perhaps fungal or bacterial but there aren?t any vets now
that could have a look and we are not experts at all.

Thanks and regards


WIRES Blue Mountains Branch

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