Efficacy of Indispron® D110 in the treatment of red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestation in Specific Pathogens Free Poultry Flock in Vom, NigeriaGoni Abraham Dogo, James Tanko, Rebecca Ari, Cecilia Kogi, Markus Biallah, Paul Davou Kaze, Samson James Shaibu, Hurbertus Kleeberg.
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Indispron® D110 against the red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestation in specific pathogen free birds reared for vaccine research and production in National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom. A total 250 birds comprising of 150 harcowhite growers and 100 cockerels all at 16 weeks old were considered in this study. The Harcowhite were treated with Indispron® D110 according to manufacturer instructions for a period of 14 days while the cockerels were left as untreated control. The initial results showed a significant reduction of mites (85%) in mite’s population after three days of spraying in the first week. Thereafter, a drastic decline in the mite’s population as no clusters were seen in the environment and on the shanks three days after application on week two (2) indicative of 100% efficacious when compared with the control birds which still have clusters of red mites and scaly shanks. This is the first report on Indispron® D100 being used for treating red mites in Nigerian poultry farm and is therefore recommended for routine use in controlling ectoparasites in Poultry houses and to promote quality research in the country.
Keywords: Efficacy, Indispron® D110, Dermanyssus gallinae, specific pathogen free birds, Nigeria.