(1981) Northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Acari: Macronyssidae), ingests large quantities of blood from White Leghorn hens.
(2012) Arrhenotoky and oedipal mating in the northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) (Acari: Gamasida: Macronyssidae).
Temporal changes in distribution, prevalence and intensity of northern fowl mite
(Ornithonyssus sylviarum) parasitism in commercial caged laying hens, with a comprehensive economic analysis of parasite impact.
For both states combined, the lesions observed more frequently during early lay were beak abnormalities, northern fowl mite
infestation, and cage layer fatigue, whereas during mid lay, they were poor feather cover, vent cannibalism, footpad dermatitis, keel bone deformation, respiratory disease and roundworms.
Florida residents encounter 3 species of bird mites: Northern Fowl Mite
, Tropical Fowl Mite
, and Chicken Mites.
bursa Tropical fowl mite
Laelapidae Spiny rat mite Laelaps echidnina Pyemotidae Pyemotes Grain (straw) itch tritici mite (formerly Pediculoides ventricosus) Peymotes herfsi Oak leaf gall mite Family Genus, species Maintenance in Nature Sarcoptidae Obligate ectoparasites of Sarcoptes scabiei var.
If you've noticed streaks of blood on eggshells, suspect the northern fowl mite
. It irritates the hens' vents, causing a scab to form.
The effects of the Northern Fowl Mite
, Ornithonyssus sylivarium on Egg Production and body weight of caged white Leghorn hens.
The red fowl mite
Dermanyssus gallinae adversely affects the growth rate and postfledging survival of nestling Rock Doves Columba livia, and can induce adult Rock Doves to spend less time incubating their eggs (Clayton and Tompkins 1995).
Among the species of mites described affecting the industrial egg production in Brazil, hematophagous mites as Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae) (De Geer, 1778) known as Poultry Red Mite and Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Acari: Macronyssidae) (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1877), known as Northern Fowl Mite
, are of great importance.
are the most common, especially during the cool weather.
Northern fowl mites
, the other kind of avian mites, do tend to remain on the host.