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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Milestones from Three Decades of Research by the Agricultural Research Service on the Eradication of Boophilus Ticks

Author
item George, John

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: May 30, 2005
Publication Date: June 8, 2005
Citation: George, J.E. 2005. Milestones from three decades of research by the Agricultural Research Service on the eradication of Boophilus ticks. In: Proceedings of 30th Anos al Servicio de la Granderia Nacional, 1975-2005, June 8-9, 2005, Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. 2005 CDROM.

Interpretive Summary: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technology and knowledge to the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program of the USDA, Veterinary Services in support of the eradication program. In view of problems in Mexico with acaricide resistant populations of the southern cattle tick, research to evaluate alternatives to coumaphos, the only acaricide(pesticide) approved for use in the eradication program, and to improve methods for the diagnosis and management of acaricide resistance are ongoing high priorities for ARS research on both the southern cattle tick and the cattle tick. Research on alternative acaricides and acaricide resistance are discussed along with evidence of the importance of the white-tailed deer and exotic ungulate wildlife in the maintenance and distribution of cattle fever ticks.

Technical Abstract: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technology and knowledge to the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program of the USDA, Veterinary Services in support of the eradication program. In view of the problems in Mexico with acaricide resistant populations of Boophilus microplus, research to evaluate acaricidal alternatives to coumaphos, the only acaricide approved for use in the eradication program, and to improve methods for the diagnosis and management of acaricide resistance are ongoing high priorities for ARS research on cattle fever ticks. Research on alternative acaricides and acaricide resistance are discussed along with evidence of the importance of the white-tailed deer and exotic ungulate wildlife in the maintenance and distribution of cattle fever ticks.

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