IPM trials continue with the empty period steps.
During the empty period, the henhouse should be cleaned thoroughly. This means dry cleaning the facilities at first, followed by a thorough wet cleaning with hot water and soap and finally a disinfection. Read More
IPM strategies trials have begun in the pilot farms. 3 strategies are being tested : drink water additive + predatory mites, drink water additive + silica and vaccine and predatory mites !
Some actions have been undertaken on the previous flock (before the trial flock). It is advised to start the empty period with as low as possible PRM infestation. Therefore parts of the house where there are clusters of PRM have been cleaned with water and brown soap. Read More
Mitecontrol's 2nd General Assembly and Advisory Commitee took place from 21st january to 23rd january in Geel, Belgium at the EPC. Project advancement was presented with first results. A workshop on IPM strategy took place with the Advisory Committee in order to have a output from poultry stakeholders. Read More
Mitecontrol partners (EPC and University of Montpellier) were in Vienna at the 4th International Symposium on Parasite Infections in Poultry presenting posters!
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6550675003476709376/ Read More
Mite infestations will change behaviour of the hens during night time (restlessness, agitation) . This altered behaviour can be measured by sensors (cameras) at night which will indicate the state of mite infestation in the hen house depending on the state of agitation of the hens. Hen's behaviour recording is about to start at a semi commercial scale at the Experimental Poultry Centre in Geel! Read More