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Population surveys of Ornithonyssus sylviarum (C. & F.) were conducted in two large commercial caged-layer houses for fowls in Virgina. Hens were selected on the basis of number of birds per cage. Hens caged alone were shown to support significantly larger mite populations than those with at...

Author(s)
Hall, R. D.; Turner, E. C., Jr.; Gross, W. B.
Citation
Poultry Science, 1978, 57, 2, pp 564-566
Abstract

It was shown that the intravenous or oral administration of corticosterone in white Leghorn roosters inhibited the development of populations of northern fowl mite [Ornithonyssus sylviarum (C. & F.)]. In birds genetically selected for a low plasma corticosterone response to social stress,...

Author(s)
Hall, R. D.; Turner, E. C., Jr.
Citation
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 1977, 85, pp 176-177