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The southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, is the most economically important ectoparasite of cattle worldwide. A limitation for sustainable control and eradication is the emergence of acaricide resistance among tick populations. Molecular diagnostic tools offer the...

Author(s)
Klafke, G. M.; Miller, R. J.; Tidwell, J. P.; Thomas, D. B.; Sanchez, D.; Arroyo, T. P. F.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 2019, 9, pp 100-111
Abstract

The Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program was the first parasite eradication program of veterinary importance in the United States and is considered to be one of the greatest disease eradication programs of all time. The program's utilization of pasture vacation and dipping of cattle in acaricide...

Author(s)
Lohmeyer, K. H.; May, M. A.; Thomas, D. B.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2018, 55, 3, pp 515-522
Abstract

Within the cattle fever tick quarantine zone along the Rio Grande, a steady displacement of native vegetation by Arundo donax L. has been occurring for over a century. Arundo rapidly grows to a height of 3-6 m creating a dense wall of vegetation impeding surveillance and interception of stray ...

Author(s)
Osbrink, W. L. A.; Thomas, D. B.; Goolsby, J. A.; Showler, A. T.; Leal, B.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Insect Science, 2018, 18, 3, pp 18
Abstract

Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) are nonnative bovines that were originally introduced as game animals to one large, south Texas, US ranch but that are now present throughout southeastern Texas from Baffin Bay to Harlingen and in northern Mexico at least as far west as Durango. Between October 2014 ...

Author(s)
Olafson, P. U.; Thomas, D. B.; May, M. A.; Buckmeier, B. G.; Duhaime, R. A.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2018, 54, 4, pp 734-744

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