Human Safety

Administration of Exzolt through the drinking water minimizes the potential for exposure of chemicals by human workers and reduces the workload compared to spraying. With Exzolt, house workers do not have to:

  • Remove birds and/or eggs
  • Be exposed to environmental chemicals
  • Quarantine
  • Wear extensive safety equipment
  • Meet application license requirements

Medical Significance

Mite infestations have been proposed to be considered an occupational disease for poultry workers in some countries.

  • Human infestations are known as Gamasoidosis
  • Bites can result in severe itching and mild skin necrosis
  • Of most concern is the ability of poultry red mite to spread disease
  • Diagnosis can be difficult and relies on the presence of skin rashes and discussion with patient
eggs

Consumer Safety

In addition to worker safety, humans can immediately consume eggs from layers medicated with Exzolt after the first Exzolt administration. Use of Exzolt poses absolutely no loss of egg value or income, whether for human consumption or for hatch. The zero day withdrawal period represents a tremendous advantage for Exzolt compared to alternative treatments.

Multiple radiolabeled metabolism studies and residue depletion studies were conducted to determine the residue profile for Exzolt in edible tissues and eggs. As a result of this extensive body of research, a withdrawal period of 14 days after last administration of Exzolt was computed for meat and offal, but notably, NO withdrawal period (0 days) is required for eggs.

traps

Mite Surveillance

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 more effective method.