Control of poultry mites (Dermanyssus)

Olivier A E Sparagano

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Features the work of 43 experts from 11 countries that have been drawn to present their results under field conditions or in laboratories to summarize what has been doneExamines biocontrol methods using plants, dust, predators, fungi or vaccinesAnalyses the genetic diversity of poultry mite populations and its susceptibility/resistance to existing acaricidesInvestigates preventative approaches using the HACCP method to monitor and manage this pest on poultry farmsThis book summarises worldwide research activities at laboratory and farm levels to control the poultry red mites. 43 experts from 11 countries have been drawn into to present new control methods based on plants, predators or vaccine developments alongside updated chemical, physical and managerial approaches to tackle this ubiquitous ectoparasite which is responsible for economic costs for the poultry industry and for human health-related problems. Genetic and metabolomic diversity within the mite populations highlight the needs for an integrated approach for the poultry industry. Readers will understand the state-of-art in new research lines which could bring this worldwide and emerging ectoparasite under control.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages181
ISBN (Electronic)9789048127313
ISBN (Print)9789048127306
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocontrol
  • Ectoparasites
  • Farm management
  • Genetics
  • Poultry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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