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Evaluation of the Effect of Vetom 1 in the Treatment of Knemidocoptes in Budgerigars

G. Nozrdin1, N. Yakovleva1, Ya. Novik1, L. Ermakova1, L. Arakantseva1 and K. Kiseleva1
  • 1 Novosibirsk State Agrarian University, Novosibirsk, Russia


In budgies, the most common ectoparasite is the mite Knemidokoptes mutans, which causes the disease Knemidocoptosis. The motivation of our study is to study the microbiota of the peri-cloacal region of budgerigars as a factor in changing the convalescence of basic and concomitant symptoms in the treatment of knemidocoptosis of budgerigars with the use of probiotics. We investigated the effect of the probiotic preparation Vetom 1 on the microflora's quantitative composition of the peri-cloacal area of budgerigars. The drug's effect impacted the dynamics of convalescence of individual symptoms and their correlations in the complex therapy of Knemidocoptes, accompanied by digestive disorders. The product contains one ×106 CFU/g of Bacillus subtilis DSM 32424. The poultry groups were supplemented with Vetom 1 at 50 mg/kg body weight daily for ten days. The experimental and control groups were treated with a 0.05% "Aversectin" ointment on the areas affected by Knemidocoptes and Ringer-Locke and Vitam solutions intramuscularly. It was established that the biotic preparation of Vetom 1 shortens the convalescence period of the diarrheal syndrome in budgerigars during the treatment of Knemidocoptes. Vetom 1 does not affect the duration and rate of convalescence of desquamative perinasal dermatitis of budgies. Vetom 1 modulates the microbiocenosis of the pericloacal area.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 18 No. 2, 2023, 125-130


Submitted On: 16 February 2023 Published On: 6 June 2023

How to Cite: Nozrdin, G., Yakovleva, N., Novik, Y., Ermakova, L., Arakantseva, L. & Kiseleva, K. (2023). Evaluation of the Effect of Vetom 1 in the Treatment of Knemidocoptes in Budgerigars. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 18(2), 125-130.

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  • Agriculture
  • Bifidobacterial
  • Budgerigars
  • Desquamative Dermatitis
  • Diarrheal Syndrome
  • Vetom 1