Poultry red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) are the primary mite threat in Europe. These pests can cause anemia, increase mortality and disease susceptibility while eroding productivity parameters like feed efficiency, egg production, egg quality and weight gain. In addition to physiological damage, mite parasites are a costly global problem for poultry production.
Chickens can also be affected by worms, including the economically significant nematode parasites, Ascaridia galli (roundworms) and Heterakis gallinarum (cecal worms) and Capillaria spp. For information on poultry parasite treatments, please contact your veterinary practice.
Further information for farmers regarding parasite control, including red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestations, can be found here.
Animal medicines should always be used responsibly. For more information on responsible use please visit the NOAH pages on this topic.