Bird mites in chickens, Red Poultry Mites.
Mites in chickens become a big problem in some places. In conventional poultry farms, openside-house, chicken house construction is made of bamboo or wood, the presence of mites is common on the farm.
It can not be denied that the problem of chicken mites is not as popular as viral disease problems, but the mite problem in conventional poultry farms can not be underestimated.
Many farms have no problem with avian influenza viruses, Newcastle disease, gumboro or other viral diseases, however, there are no conventional poultry farms with chicken house designs from bamboo free from ectoparasitic infestations or mites.
Mites do not kill chickens such as avian influenza virus or Newcastle disease because the virus can kill chickens acutely, but the virus does not survive in the farm area for a long time, while mites do not kill chickens acutely but always make the chicken stress, disrupt the production performance and mites can survive in the farm area.
But most importantly, the mite is difficult to eliminate completely from the farm with bamboo construction, so the presence of mites always exists in the farm. The consequence is the number of mite populations should always be in control, so it does not cause major problems. And this requires a large cost continuously.
bird mites in chickensFlock does not provide the best production results. The genetic potential of chickens will not perform optimally. Vitamin supplementation and other therapeutic support will not solve the production problem as the mite populations are not controlled.
Chicken mites in chicken video
Mites (red mite) disturb the chickens by damaging the skin’s finger and sucking blood. Under conditions of severe skin lesions will be followed by secondary infection by bacteria.
Chickens feel uncomfortable, anxious, stress, this condition will be worsened if the chicken is in the cage battery. Chickens will be tormented. Not just the chickens in the battery cage, the workers will suffer the same thing. These mites also create problems in humans.
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skin lesions, chicken mites
Overcoming parasitic problems means addressing environmental problems. It requires huge cost, and continuity. Environmental hygiene is number one. There are two things that must be done perfectly. First, eliminate the mites that live or stick to the chicken body. Second, eradicate the mites that are inside the chicken house, around the farm area. This is done simultaneously, carried out with a sustainable program until the mite population falls drastically in the farm. Both of these must be done. Control is done with anti ectoparasites periodically.
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