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on December 23, 2019

Genomic research combats red mite infestations on egg farms

Vaccine could reduce economic disruption, improve chicken and worker welfare.

Scientists at the Royal Veterinary College have identified four possible vaccine candidates that target red mite DNA.

If even one of the vaccines are successful against the parasites, it could reduce the number of eggs discarded due to blood spots and improve both bird and worker welfare.

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