Red Mite Control in Poultry
Vijay Raghavan / Agricultural Engineer, CEO, DVS BioLife Ltd.
IntroductionArachnid mites are external parasites of chickens and turkeys. Dermanyssus gallinae, the Common Red Mite, feeds by sucking blood, mainly at night and may transmit fowl cholera and other diseases. Ornithonyssus bursae, the Northern Fowl Mite, spends its entire life cycle on the bird and can multiply more rapidly as a result.
Signs- Presence of gray to red mites up to 0.7 mm.- Birds res...