Red mite treatment with Exzolt


Exzolt treatment for red mites

From this - Demanyssus larvae, nymphs engorged and unengorged adult stages 


To this  - lot of dead mites


Exzolt 
1% fluralaner (the same active as in Bravecto flea treatment for dogs and cats) is totally changing the way we treat red mites in chickens.  Exzolt makes no claims over its efficacy against lice and knemidocoptes (scaley-leg mite) but results are encouraging.

Avivet is able to supply Exzolt at favourable prices as supplies to meet the needs of commercial farmers are maintained (probably the only practice in NZ to do so). Pricing and supply is as below, although for very small amounts a local veterinary practice may be better when the costs of a courier to an RD address are added in.

Calculating the dose you need
The dose is 1/20th ml per kg liveweight given twice 7 days apart
Shaver or Hyline brown hens weigh 2kg, so 10 SXB = 20kg, requiring 2 x 1ml 
If you have orpingtons or other large breeds allow 3-3.5kg for hens 4-4.5kg for roosters
Silkies, Bantams etc allow 1kg.

Re-infestation cannot be avoided totally, so in hot weather another course of treatment may ordered at teh same time. This cuts costs and courier charges.

Avivet Exzolt Pricing  JAN 2021 Excluding GST and courier

LW (kg)

2 doses (ml)

Price      (excl GST)

$/ml

Supplied in

20

2

22.5

11.25

3ml Luerlock syringe with screw cap

25

2.5

25

10.00

30

3

27.5

9.17

40

4

36

9.00

6ml Luerlock syringe with screw cap

50

5

42

8.40

60

6

50

8.33

100

10

65

6.50

12ml Luerlock syringe with screw cap

200

20

105

5.25

37.5ml plastic bottle

250

25

120

4.80

300

30

148

4.93

500

50

180

3.60

50ml plastic bottle

1000

100

295

2.95

125ml plastic bottle

1250

125

330

2.64

2500

250

487

1.95

250ml HDPE bottle

5000

500

875

1.75

500ml HDPE bottle

10000

1000

1500

1.50

1000ml HDPE container



A delivery of 5ml of Exzolt ready for despatch, with a 1ml syringe to aid individual dosing via the gullet. Putting Exzolt in bits of bread is also possible.