POULTRY RED MITES CAUSE LARGE PROFIT LOSS IN EUROPEAN POULTRY OPERATIONS.
Control of poultry red mites is critical, as even relatively small mite populations can have significant impact on bird welfare and operation productivity. Poultry red mites are a costly problem for global poultry production, with annual European industry losses at €360 million. The development of more useful, effective and innovative treatments to control red mite infestations and improve bird welfare has been an unmet medical need recognized by the scientific community, key opinion leader groups, the layer industry and the EU.
Red mites may be small in size, but can cause big problems on your poultry operations.
Read what industry experts from around the world had to say at the 2017 International Roundtable on Poultry Red Mites. Held in the Netherlands, leaders in the field of poultry production discussed the latest challenges and opportunities in the fight against poultry red mite.
A new generation every 7-10 days.
Fast treatment activity is vital in red mite infestations, as new generations of mites are introduced every 7-10 days, with populations growing exponentially.
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.
A secure house is a clean house.
Many factors contribute to the introduction and spread
of poultry red mites. Through biosecurity and hygiene measures,
red mite infestations can be controlled.