Mode of action and variability in efficacy of plant essential oils showing toxicity against the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae.

@article{George2009ModeOA,
  title={Mode of action and variability in efficacy of plant essential oils showing toxicity against the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae.},
  author={David R. George and Timothy J. Smith and Robert S. Shiel and Olivier A. E. Sparagano and Jonathan H. Guy},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={161 3-4},
  pages={276-82}
}
This paper describes a series of experiments to examine the mode of action and toxicity of three plant essential oils (thyme, manuka and pennyroyal) to the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer), a serious ectoparasitic pest of laying hens. All three oils were found to be toxic to D. gallinae in laboratory tests with LC(50), LC(90) and LC(99) values below 0.05, 0.20 and 0.30mg/cm(3), respectively, suggesting that these products may make for effective acaricides against this pest… CONTINUE READING

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