Katerina Tiligada
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Working group 2: End users (One Health)-interdisciplinary approach

This working group, industry led, will develop 'Gold Standards' for poultry red mite control, also confirming the full potential of poultry red mites to poultry and other sectors.

Specific objectives:

  • i. Produce guidelines for prevention (leaflets), surveillance and control (chemical/nonchemical)
    of poultry red mites produced within the framework of existing Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points procedures.
  • ii. Review the economic and social impact of poultry red mites, and foster further study on poultry red mites in nonavian hosts with medical and veterinary practitioners.

Prevention: checklists to identify the risk factors for introduction and spread of D. gallinae in laying hen facilities. (30.1 KB)

On-farm monitoring protocol (649.7 KB)

Cross-link questions:

  • What are the impacts of poultry red mites on the poultry industry and beyond? (cross-links between working groups 1 and 2)
  • How can the targeted stakeholders use the findings? (Cross links between working groups 1, 3, 4 and working group 2)

A structured design approach with focus on the PRM problem in laying hen facilities:

This is the summary and results (5.8 MB) of 'a short introduction into' or a 'tasting of' the structured design approach focussing on the PRM problem in laying hen facilities

One Health Database

We are kindly asking you to contribute in creating a database for all possible factors related to Poultry Red Mite that affect human, animal and environmental health. To do so, you can download the excel table below. Please enter any factor you know is related to the PRM influence on any type of health and is supported by relevant literature into the excel table. There are about 10 columns that should be filled for each factor. If you click at the name of each column, a short description will appear. For example, you can add any kind of insecticide or disease or any other factor that you think will have impact on human, animal or environmental health. Then, please send the filled-in excel table to the corresponding health leader (contact e-mails are below). This database will be used in the process of building the One Health Model for PRM.

    Further information


    If you have some questions, suggestions or you want to be engaged more deeply in building the model, you can contact Miroslav Radeski (miro(at)
    Or directly contact the Health leaders:


    Excel file PRM (11.7 KB)