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Image Number K5442-8

After a 36-year campaign, cattle fever ticks were finally declared eradicated from the United States in 1943. Today, the only remaining area where these ticks are found is a narrow strip of land along the Texas-Mexico border that has been quarantined ever since 1938. These cattle are going through a tick treatment bath at an APHIS facility in McAllen, Texas.

Photo by Scott Bauer.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006