Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Mauel, Michael J.

Committee Member

Banda, Alejandro

Committee Member

Magee, Danny L.

Committee Member

Hubbard, Sue Ann

Date of Degree

1-1-2015

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

Ectoparasites are a common occurrence in backyard and commercial chickens and present a severe health challenge in certain circumstances. The accurate identification of the parasite is important in properly treating and preventing re-infestation. The feeding behavior of the pest species and management factors of the chicken affect outcomes of different types of treatment strategies. Most commercial products come in dusts, fogs, mists and sprays. The novel use of a topical spot-on pesticide can provide efficient adulticidal activity against stick tight fleas (Echidnophaga gallinacea) and bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) associated with poultry in Mississippi.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18109

Comments

topical insecticide||ectoparasites||poultry

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