Preventing introduction and spread of Dermanyssus gallinae in poultry facilities using the HACCP method

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Abstract

Preventing the establishment of ectoparasitic poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) populations is key in ensuring welfare and egg production of laying hens and absence of allergic reactions of workers in poultry facilities. Using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point method, a panel of experts identified hazards and associated risks concerning the introduction and spread of this mite in poultry facilities. Together we provide an overview of possible corrective actions that can be taken to prevent population establishment. Additionally, a checklist of the most critical control points has been devised as management tool for poultry farmers. This list was evaluated by Dutch and British poultry farmers. They found the checklist feasible and useful
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-181
JournalExperimental and Applied Acarology
Volume48
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • laying hens
  • systems
  • quality
  • health
  • traps
  • acari

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