Red Mite Infestation in Layer Farms
Forum: Innovative Approach to Tackle Red Mite Infestation in Layer Farms
Daniele Marzin (NEOVIA), Gaelle Benzoni, Alain Guyonvarch (IN VIVO NSA Research Dpt) FRANCE
Red mites are one of the most important pests of laying hen farms worldwide. More than 50% of layer batches encounter difficulties in managing red mite problems. Poultry red mite (PRM), scientific name Dermanyssus gallinae, is a nocturnal blood feeding ectoparasite of birds. PRM is an acarus that requires blood of its host for development and reproduction.It particularly infests laying farms due t...