Prevalence Economic Loss and Control of Lice Infestation in Poultry

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:S. Mishra, Pednekar, R., Mohanty, B. Shankar, Gatne, M.
Journal:International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology
Pagination:1745 - 1757
ISSN:2278-3687 (O), 2277-663X (P)
Keywords:Control, lice, poultry, Prevalence, Production loss

Abstract: Owing to scanty information available in the literature about different poultry lice, this paper reviews the studies on the prevalence of poultry lice, their harmful effects on production and control of the same with different commonly available insecticides with the hope to set a base line for the future studies in this field. It was found that Menacanthus stramineus, Menopon gallinae, Lipeurus lawrensis tropicalis, Lipeurus caponis, Cuclutogaster heterographus, Goniodes gigas and Goniocotes gallinae, were the most commonly infestating lice of poultry. A number of chemicals and herbal products are used for the control of lice infestation of poultry, globally. Unlike tick and other arthropods a combinatorial, rotational and repeatable therapeutic approach along with managemental care should be followed to control phthiraptera group of parasites from poultry.

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