Control of Poultry Mites (Dermanyssus) by Olivier SparaganoControl of Poultry Mites (Dermanyssus) by Olivier Sparagano

Control of Poultry Mites (Dermanyssus)

byOlivier Sparagano

Hardcover | June 22, 2009

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Arthropods are one of the most concerning threats in poultry industries due to both direct and indirect pathogenic effects. One of the most important arthropods affecting poultry production is in the genus Dermanyssus (Acari: Dermanyssidae) with Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) the most important (Fletcher and Axtell 1991; Maurer and Baumga ¨rtner 1992). Dermanyssus gallinae, also known as 'poultry red mite' or 'red mite' is a direct pest becauseitisanobligatoryblood-suckingparasite;itisonthebirdonlytofeedfor30-60 min and to spend the rest of the time concealed in cracks and crevices or in the litter. Its eggs are laid in the hiding places and hatch into six-legged larvae in 2-3 days. The chicken mite is seldom seen on the birds because of its intermittent feeding at night but skin lesions (especially on the breast and lower legs) are evidence of the feeding (Baker 1999). InEurope,D.gallinaeisoneofthemajorproblemsinlayingcagedhensandlessinbroiler industries (Chauve 1998) due to the longer productive cycle related to the former mana- ment.Theprevalenceofinfestedfarmsrangesfrom60%inUK(Guyetal.2004;Fiddesetal.
Dr Olivier Sparagano is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Production Science and the Director of Research in the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Newcastle University, UK. He is currently the President of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Honorary Meetings Secretary of the British Society for Parasitolo...
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Title:Control of Poultry Mites (Dermanyssus)Format:HardcoverDimensions:146 pagesPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9789048127306

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1. Control of poultry mites: where do we stand?; O. Sparagano.- 2. Prevalence and key figures for the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae infections in poultry farm systems; M.A. Cafiero et al.- 3. Evaluation of the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae, Acarina: Dermanyssidae) susceptibility to some acaricides in field populations from Italy; A. Giangaspero et al.- 4. Exploration of the susceptibility of AChE from the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Mesostigmata) to organophosphates in field ilosates from France; L. Roy et al. 5. In vitro efficacies of oils, silicas and plant preparations against the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae; V. Maurer et al. 6. Variation in chemical composition and acaricidal activity against Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) of four different eucalyptus essential oils; D.R. George et al.- 7. Inert dusts and their effects on the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae); O. Kilpinen, T. Steenberg.- 8. Candidate predators for biological control of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae; I. Lesna et al.- 9. The testing of antibodies raised against poultry red mite antigens in an in vitro feeding assay; preliminary screen for vaccine candidates; H.W. Wright et al.- 10. The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae): a potential vector of pathogenic agents; C. Valiente Moro et al.- 11. Endosymbiotic bacteria living inside the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae); C.J. de Luna et al.- 12. Molecular phylogenetic assessment of host range in five Dermanyssus species; L. Roy et al. 13. Phylogenetic relationship between Dermanyssus gallinae populations in European countries based on mitochondrial COI gene sequences; M. Marangi et al.- 14. Monitoring of Dermanyssus gallinae in free-range poultry farms; L. Zenner et al.- 15. Preventing introduction and spread of Dermanyssus gallinae in poultry facilities using the HACCP method; M.F. Mul, J.M. Koenraadt.