Spotlight on avian pathology: Red mite, a serious emergent problem in layer hens

F M Tomley, O Sparagano

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Abstract

Dermanyssus gallinae, the poultry red mite (PRM), is currently the most important ectoparasite of the egg laying industry worldwide with an expanding global prevalence. As a blood feeder, it causes anaemia and severe welfare issues to the hens and is a major cause of economic losses. It is also a vector for Salmonella species, avian influenza and potentially for other vector-borne pathogens. Paradoxically, there is a notable lack of funding for research into PRM and an urgent need for effective and safe control strategies, sustainable therapies, prophylactics and integrated pest management (IPM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-535
Number of pages3
JournalAvian Pathology
Volume47
Issue number6
Early online date18 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Parasite
  • Laying hens
  • Economic losses
  • Welfare
  • Research
  • Control groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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