Northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) effects on metabolism, body temperatures, skin condition, and egg production as a function of hen MHC haplotype.

@article{Murillo2016NorthernFM,
  title={Northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) effects on metabolism, body temperatures, skin condition, and egg production as a function of hen MHC haplotype.},
  author={Amy C. Murillo and Mark A Chappell and Jeb Pitkin Owen and Bradley A. Mullens},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2016},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={
          2536-2546
        }
}
The northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum, is the most damaging ectoparasite on egg-laying hens in the United States. One potential strategy for management is breeding for mite resistance. Genes of white leghorn chickens linked to the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) were previously identified as conferring more (B21 haplotype) or less (B15 haplotype) mite resistance. However, immune responses can be energetically costly to the host and affect the economic damage incurred from mite… CONTINUE READING
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