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Help with Poultry red mites

Research into the biology and control of poultry red mite at the Moredun Research Institute continues with major projects underway.

Earlier this year we began work on a major vaccine discovery project and are also using gene ‘knock down’ technology to gain further information into how the mites digest the blood meal. We are also on the final stretch of establishing a laboratory colony of poultry red mite. For these projects we need supplies of poultry red mites over the course of the summer and are asking our members to contact us if they can help.

If you have poultry red mite and would like to help please contact Francesca, who will come to collect herself or provide the kit and advice for producers to collect themselves.

Contact Francesca by e-mail or phone 0131 445 5111 ext 47455

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