The control program of red poultry mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), today


Dermanyssus gallinae

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Pavlićević A, Ratajac R, Stojanov I, Pavlovic I. The control program of red poultry mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), today. AVM [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 4 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];11(2):71-88. Available from:


Dermanyssus gallinae control has so far been predominantly based on acaricides (insecticides) and their efficacy has been decreasing in time due to the development of resistance. D. gallinae is a species that has developed resistance to all current acaricides. Considering this, we can assume that the new acaricide - fluralaner with its evident efficacy, but also with some downsides, will improve the situation in D. gallinae control in the short term. The control of red poultry mite population in intensive poultry production has had an unfavourable tendency for decades. In order for this trend to be stopped and reversed, certain measures must be taken to the control of this disease. It is necessary to eliminate toxicological risks; define the short-term objective (efficient suppression) and the long-term one (eradication); introduce the principles of biosecurity, prevention, and rational control; provide a professional application of formulations and increase the quality of monitoring. The D. gallinae program control integrates all the above specified elements into a whole. In our opinion, the currently used program currently used on farms, based on mechanical control and active influence on technological processes, has a bright future. This type of control can be combined with other efficient methods of mite suppression on farms.

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