Dr Rob Marshall S76 for Bird Mites, Lice, Worms in Cage & Aviary Birds plus Pigeons
S76 is administered in the drinking water, which is the most convenient and effective method for treating individual or flock birds against bird mites.
For use with cage & aviary birds, pigeons and being particularly useful for juveniles, breeding pairs, safe for young in the nest and during the moult!
S76 controls red mite, northern mites, air sac mites, feather mites, blood parasites, blood sucking lice, flies and roundworms.
The Original and number 1 Air Sac & bird mite treatment in water!
If you have lots of birds making it almost impossible to catch, then S76 is for you!
S76 is administered via the drinking water, so no need to catch your birds and stress them out unnecessarily.
S76 can be used to Control ALL mites living inside a bird’s body or mites that bite your birds and suck blood. Eg Red Mites.
Any mite that live inside of a bird or will bite a bird and suck blood will be gone by S76!
- neck stretching,
- nostril discharge,
- open mouth breathing and excessive beak wiping.
The frequency and duration of S76 administration differs between those birds showing active symptoms of infestation and those on a preventative plan. Please use only as instructed, by adding more than stated or giving S76 more often than advised will not help your bird/s any quicker and this is why initial treatment needs to be spread out over a course of 4 weeks to ensure the whole life cycle of the mite is controlled.
Transmission Air-sac mites are transmitted through direct contact of adults feeding regurgitated food to their young and also through courtship feeding between adults. Research suggest that transmission of this mite occurs by adult non-pregnant females that migrate out of the nares (nostrils) onto the head plumage and eventually into a new host. Therefore, a complete cleaning of the nest, cage, aviary and environment must be done on the 2nd day of S76 treatment with a good avian insecticide spray (Vetafarms avian insect liquidator) must be this and not just a disinfectant as they have no effect on mites on fungi, bacteria etc
Bird Mite Spray for housing – https://www.fabfinches.co.uk/product/vetafarm-insect-liquidator-for-mites-lice-cage-bird-disinfectant-cleaner/
Treatment with S76:
For initial treatment give 3 consecutive days for the first week and then repeated for 2 days each week for a further 3 weeks and treat ALL birds that you have, not just the ones that are showing symptoms.
- Remove all other water sources including fresh greens, fruit and vegetables on the days of the S76 treatment
- Remove all water tubes the night before each S76 treatment. Using this technique will ensure that all the birds are thirsty the next morning and will prevent the birds from drinking in the morning before you have had chance to place the S76 in their drinking water. Immediately after mixing S76 each morning, replace the water tubes and each bird will take a big drink.
- Mix S76 fresh each morning of treatment – Do not mix large quantities and store for the multiple day treatment, as S76 is only potent for 7-8 hours once mixed in water and will prevent waste.
- INITIAL TREATMENT PLAN BELOW
Quik Gel can be included in the treatment plan as an immediate and important sustained energy source to help accelerate recovery, act as a disinfectant and stress vitamin.
To further help accelerate the recovery plan the below can be given.
As a Precaution / Preventative Plan:
A preventative plan is introduced after the initial 4 week treatment.
S76 is administered for 2 consecutive days each month to Juveniles (Summer & Autumn) and Adult birds during the moult (Winter & Spring).
S76 & Quik Gel is given 1 day each month to breeding birds as prevention or 2 consecutive days each month when ambient temperatures are above 22 degrees for an immediate and important sustained energy source to help accelerate recovery.
For birds housed outdoors in the winter months, treatment can be done every 3 months.
Recommended treatment schedule for birds housed outdoors or eating a diet containing live foods is `in water` for one day each month.
S76 is also effective for Scaly Face and Leg mites.
Scaly Face Treatment:
Apply undiluted S76 directly to the affected skin using a Q-tip each day for one week (same day that S76 is added to the drinking water)
until all signs of mite have disappeared (recovery varies from 2-8 weeks depending upon the severity of infestation.
Usual cure time is 3-4 weeks with mild infestations. Keep away from eyes & nostrils.
Also on the same schedule apply S76 to the drinking water.
Because scaly face & leg can also be nutritional and weak gene based, reassess the nutrition of the bird.
Birds can also bathe in S76!
Birds bathing in S76 will control any external feather parasites. Used on the same days as the in water drinking treatment days.
However, a good Bird mite Spray (Vetafarms avian insect liquidator) must also be used throughout their environment on the 2nd day of S76 treatment (cleaning the cage/aviary is also very and just as important to ensure that any mites hiding in the cracks / crevices of the housing are killed and do not re-infest the birds.
This should be followed up several days later with a KD Water Cleanser bath. This second bath will remove all the dead mites and help promote lustrous clean feathering.
S76 Mixing Rates (Mix Fresh Daily):
Cage & Aviary Birds plus Pigeons:
1 teaspoon = 5ml for 2 litres of water (approx. 2 quarts)
½ teaspoon = 2.5ml for 1 litre of water (approx. 1 quart)
¼ teaspoon = 1.25ml for 500ml of water (approx. 2 cups)
S76 is Suitable and safe for birds of all ages and does not harm young or effect fertility
Keep out of reach of children
For animal treatment only
Store below 25 degrees, may be refrigerated but do not freeze
S76 is available in: 30ml, 100ml , 250ml & 1 Litre
Active Ingredients: Ivermectin 0.8g/1 & Slippery Elm
S76 is a concentrate and when mixed with water goes a long way!
S76 bird mite medicine treatment
100ml makes 10 Gallons Concentrate, 250ml makes 25 Gallons.
Product Expiry: 09/2025
Product Legal Disclaimer
This veterinary medicine is marketed in accordance with Schedule 6 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations – Exemptions for small pet animals.
“Do not use in animals other than those indicated. Serious reactions, including deaths, have been reported in dogs (especially Collies, Old English Sheep Dogs and related breeds), tortoises and turtles treated with products containing the active substance.”