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Silicas for control of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae

Maurer, Dr. Veronika and Perler, Erika (2006) Silicas for control of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Control of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae is a challenge for organic as well as conventional egg producers. In organic agriculture, control should be attempted by mechanically acting substances (e.g. oils or diatomaceous earth), before acaricides are applied. Diatomaceous earth (DE) without acaricides was at least as effective as DE supplemented with pyrethrum or essential oils and a liquid formulation of silica in vitro. In on farm experiments, DE was effective during a limited period only, whereas the liquid formulation had a very good residual effect over several weeks.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Veterinary Parasitology
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 8: Animal health and disease handling
European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 4: Livestock production systems
Deposited By: Maurer, Dr. Veronika
ID Code:7274
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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