Dermanyssus gallinae

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Der·ma·nys·sus gal·li·nae

(der'mă-nis'ŭs ga-lē'nē),
The red hen-mite, a parasite of chickens, pigeons, and other birds; it sometimes attacks humans and causes an itching eruption, especially in sensitized people.
[derm- + G. nyssō, to prick; L. gallina, hen]

Dermanyssus gallinae

(dĕr″mă-nĭ′sŭs găl-ī′nē) [Gr. derma, skin + nyssō, to prick + L. gallina, hen]
A species of mite found in chickens. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infested farm animals or pets.

Dermanyssus gallinae

a member of the genus of the Dermanyssidae family of mites.
A major parasite of domestic fowls but also occurs on other birds including aviary and wild colonies. Causes death due to anemia. A vector for spirochetosis of fowls and possibly the equine encephalitides. A common chance parasite of humans from heavy infestations in urban bird colonies. Called also red mite.
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We banded males and took morphological measurements (including tarsus length and body mass) and counted the number of feather mites on both wings by spreading them and visually examining the feathers against the light (Koop and Clayton 2013).
5 years earlier) of feather mites that responded to ivermectin treatment.
We also saw a rook enjoying a Lambert & Butler, fanning the cigarette smoke over his wings, coating them against feather mites - although he swore he didn't inhale.