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Knemidocoptiasis in birds
Knemidocoptes species mites burrow into unfeathered skin in birds, causing unsightly, uncomfortable, and potentially life-threatening lesions. Here's how to identify and eradicate an infestation with these opportunistic mites.



The following experts have been consulted for manuscript review and scientific accuracy:

Pathology: Shelley J. Newman, DVM, DVSc, DACVP, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Mite biology and taxonomy: Heather Proctor, BSc, MSc, PhD, and Wayne Knee, BSc, MSc candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Laura Wade, DVM, DABVP (avian practice)
Broadway Veterinary Clinic
5915 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086


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