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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Exploration in Africa for Biological Control Agents of Guineagrass; a Facilitator of Cattle Fever Tick Survival in South Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of Ectoparasites of White-tailed Deer for Bovine Diseases at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Innovative Technologies to Minimize the Risk for the Re-Emergence of Bovine Babesiosis in the U.S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing White-tailed Deer Density on Federal Land Adjacent to Falcon Reservoir to Control Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Genetic Analysis of Cattle Fever Ticks Collected at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Exploration in Africa for Biological Control Agents of Guineagrass an Invasive Weed that Facilitates the Survival of Cattle Fever Ticks in So. Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration in Africa for Biological Control Agents of Guineagrass; a Facilitator of Cattle Fever Tick Survival in South Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Year 2: Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Analysis of Ectoparasites of White-tailed Deer for Bovine Diseases at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory - Moore Air Base
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Innovative Technologies to Minimize the Risk for the Re-Emergence of Bovine Babesiosis in the U.S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Preventing Bovine Babesiosis by Characterizing Fever Tick Acaricide Resistance and Genetic Variation Within Vaccine Candidate Antigens
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Towards Novel Acaricide Development Against Cattle Fever Tick: GPCR Target Validation and Identification of Chemical Leads
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Immunity Correlates of Bm86 Vaccination in Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy and safety studies using a 1% doramectin product and Bm86-based anti-cattle fever tick vaccine against cattle fever ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of the Remotely Activated Sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks (CFT) on Nilgai
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Characterization of Sex-biased Odorant Receptors in Screwworm to Develop Sex Specific Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Cattle Fever Tick Biological Control Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks (Texas A&M)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing White-tailed Deer Density on Federal Land Adjacent to Falcon Reservoir to Control Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Genetic Analysis of Cattle Fever Ticks Collected at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sequencing Genomes and Transcriptomes of Livestock Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding - Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P-zero "P0" Antigen
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding - Susceptibility of Rhipicephalus microplus to Nootkatone
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding -Adapting Triode Atomizer to Spray Water-Based Acaricides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding – Evaluation of Anti-tick Activity of Vaccines Based on Novel Antigen Formulations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFT Eradication Program Funding - Are Nilgai Antelope and Axis Deer Susceptible to Infection with a Virulent Strain of Babesia bovis?
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continuation of Analytical Chemistry Research for 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine in Cattle Against Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Managing White-tailed Deer Density on Federal Land Adjacent to Falcon Reservoir to Control Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Modeling Treatment Strategies for Cattle-Nilgai-White-tailed Deer Interactions on South Texas Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding-Continuation of Field Studies Using 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Biological Control Insect Buakea kaueae to Reduce the Effect of Pathogenic Landscape Forming Guineagrass
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Integrated Pest Management of Cattle Fever Ticks
(In-House Appropriated)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Exploration in Africa for Biological Control Agents of Guineagrass an Invasive Weed that Facilitates the Survival of Cattle Fever Ticks in So. Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration in Africa for Biological Control Agents of Guineagrass; a Facilitator of Cattle Fever Tick Survival in South Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Year 2: Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Analysis of Ectoparasites of White-tailed Deer for Bovine Diseases at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory - Moore Air Base
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Innovative Technologies to Minimize the Risk for the Re-Emergence of Bovine Babesiosis in the U.S.
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Preventing Bovine Babesiosis by Characterizing Fever Tick Acaricide Resistance and Genetic Variation Within Vaccine Candidate Antigens
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Towards Novel Acaricide Development Against Cattle Fever Tick: GPCR Target Validation and Identification of Chemical Leads
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Immunity Correlates of Bm86 Vaccination in Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy and safety studies using a 1% doramectin product and Bm86-based anti-cattle fever tick vaccine against cattle fever ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Feed-through and Spray on Treatments of Insect Growth Regulators for Cattle and Wildlife
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of the Remotely Activated Sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks (CFT) on Nilgai
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Characterization of Sex-biased Odorant Receptors in Screwworm to Develop Sex Specific Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Cattle Fever Tick Biological Control Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interaction of a Long-acting Eprinomectin Product with BM86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks (Texas A&M)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Managing White-tailed Deer Density on Federal Land Adjacent to Falcon Reservoir to Control Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Genetic Analysis of Cattle Fever Ticks Collected at IBWC Land Adjacent to Falcon Lake in Zapata County, Texas
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sequencing Genomes and Transcriptomes of Livestock Pests
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding - Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P-zero "P0" Antigen
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding - Susceptibility of Rhipicephalus microplus to Nootkatone
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding -Adapting Triode Atomizer to Spray Water-Based Acaricides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program Funding – Evaluation of Anti-tick Activity of Vaccines Based on Novel Antigen Formulations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFT Eradication Program Funding - Are Nilgai Antelope and Axis Deer Susceptible to Infection with a Virulent Strain of Babesia bovis?
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continuation of Analytical Chemistry Research for 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine in Cattle Against Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Continue Investigation on Interaction of Long Acting Eprinomectin Product with Bm86 Vaccination Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Managing White-tailed Deer Density on Federal Land Adjacent to Falcon Reservoir to Control Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding - Modeling Treatment Strategies for Cattle-Nilgai-White-tailed Deer Interactions on South Texas Rangelands
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Year 2 CFTEP Funding-Continuation of Field Studies Using 1% Doramectin Product and Bm86-Based Vaccine Against Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Biological Control Insect Buakea kaueae to Reduce the Effect of Pathogenic Landscape Forming Guineagrass
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies of Veterinary Importance
(In-House Appropriated)
Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Field Evaluation of the Remotely Activated Sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks (CFT) on Nilgai
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Characterization of Sex-biased Odorant Receptors in Screwworm to Develop Sex Specific Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)