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Melinda A May
Livestock Arthropod Pests Research
Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)

Phone: (830) 792-0350
Fax: (830) 792-0347

2700 FREDERCKSBURG ROAD
KERRVILLE, TX 78028

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) mortality levels in South Texas after historic freeze event - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Saelao, P., May, M.A., Goldsmith, B. 2021. Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) mortality levels in South Texas after historic freeze event. Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 72:7-11.
Molecular screening for rickettsial bacteria and piroplasms in ixodid ticks collected from white-tailed deer and nilgai in south Texas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olafson, P.U., Buckmeier, B.G., May, M.A., Thomas, D.B. 2021. Molecular screening for rickettsial bacteria and piroplasms in ixodid ticks collected from white-tailed deer and nilgai in south Texas. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 13:252-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2020.11.002.
Tracking ticks: 100+ years of monitoring cattle fever tick infestations in Texas - (Abstract Only)
Tick vector and disease pathogen surveillance of nilgai antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, in Southeastern Texas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olafson, P.U., Thomas, D.B., May, M.A., Buckmeier, B.G., Duhaime, R.A. 2016. Tick vector and disease pathogen surveillance of nilgai antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, in Southeastern Texas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 79:1135-1142. https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15-414.
Implication of nilgai antelope (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in reinfestations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Texas: A review and update Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., May, M.A., Thomas, D.B., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2018. Implication of nilgai antelope (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in reinfestations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in South Texas: A review and update. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(3):515-522. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy004.
Efficacy of novaluron as a feed-through for control of immature horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) developing in cow manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., Yeater, K.M., May, M.A. 2014. Efficacy of Novaluron as a feed-through for control of immature horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) developing in cow manure. Journal of Medical Entomology. 51(4):873-877.
Novel techniques developed to control cattle fever ticks feeding on free-ranging white-tailed deer along the Rio Grande in South Texas - (Abstract Only)
Distribution of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R.(B.) annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) re-infestitation detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., May, M.A., Kammlah, D.M., Davey, R.B. 2011. Distribution of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R.(B.) annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) re-infestitation detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(4):770-774.
Distribution of cattle fever tick infestations detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border - (Abstract Only)
Are white-tailed deer compromising efforts to maintain eradication of cattle fever ticks from cattle herds in the U.S.? - (Abstract Only)