Ongoing surveys

Surveys are being conducted at the moment in Belgium, France and UK on poultry red mite infestations. The goal is to reach 30 surveys amoungst the 3 countries. First, a questionnaire with the farmer is conducted and common red mite hiding places are observed inside the building. This will alllow us to have an insight on :
- what is the level of red mite infestations of hen houses
- what type of equipment (for example perches) are in the hen houses and how they can provide hiding places for red mites
- impact of red mite infestations on animal wellfare and performance indicators
- biosecurity measures applied
- treatment applied (preventive or curative)



Mites under perches

Mites in structural supports

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