Mite parasites are both a physiological and costly issue in global poultry production.
About Poultry Red Mites
Poultry Red Mites (D. gallinae) are the primary threat in many countries around the world, increasing rates of anemia, disease susceptibility and death. They also harm the productivity parameters of feed efficiency, egg production, egg quality and weight gain.
About Northern Fowl Mites
Northern Fowl Mite (O. sylviarum) is a common and damaging ectoparasite of poultry in many countries. Like Poultry Red Mites, they can cause similar destruction in animal welfare and production losses.
Poultry Red Mites and Northern Fowl Mites are an increasingly prevalent and costly problem in commerical layer and broiler breeder operations around the world.
There are many methods for monitoring mite infestations that can detect first mites, record population dynamics and help determine when to treat and the effectiveness of treatment. Mite traps are a very effective way for monitoring Poultry Red Mites. Want to know more? Provide your email and an MSD Animal Health representative will get in touch with you.