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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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Animal Health (NP #103)
Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatics of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Collection, Rearing, and Shipment of the Candidate Guineagrass Biological Control Agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya
(Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration for Biological Control Agents in East Africa for Guineagrass that Facilitates the Survival of Cattle Fever Ticks in South Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Field Collection of Biological Control Agents for Cogongrass and Cattle Fever Tick in the Philippines
(Cooperative Agreement)
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping Babesia Strains Circulating in Bovines and Cattle Fever Ticks in Puerto Rico
(Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Potential Interaction between Anti-tick Vaccination and Systemic Acaricide Treatments
(Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Potential Interaction between Anti-tick Vaccination and Systemic Acaricide Treatments
(Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Invasive Species Interacting with Exotic Cattle Fever Ticks in the Transboundary Region between Texas and Mexico
(Cooperative Agreement)
Potential Role of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2017)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assembling the Genome of the Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Ticks' Resistance to Acaricides in the Caribbean and Development of Strategies to Improve Surveillance and Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transcriptome Data from Ticks and Biting Flies
(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)
CRISPR/Cas9 to Develop Odorant Co-receptor Mutants of the Screwworm: A Perspective on the Evolution of Olfactory Perception in Blowflies
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiologic Studies of Cutaneous Myiasis to Cochliomyia hominivorax in Uruguay
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Surveys for Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks in China
(Non-Funded 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)
Adapting TickBot Technology to Support Efforts by Appropriated Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Research Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment Simulation Tools for Integrated Tick Management of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus in Puerto Rico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cattle Fever Tick Detection by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) Analysis of Bovine Feces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus from the State of Veracruz, Mexico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Invasion of the Cattle Fever Tick in West Africa and Evaluation of the Associated Threats for Livestock Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Genetic Sexing Strain of Screwworms with Early Mortality to Females
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Testing of Remote Activated Ultra-quiet Field sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks on Nilgai and White-tailed Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P0 Antigen
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Mass Rearing Methods for the Biological Control Agents of Arundo donax, Giant Reed in the Rio Grande Basin
(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)
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)
Expression of Cattle Tick Antigens
(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 Protein Feeder Acceptance by Naïve and Trained Nilgai and Interactions with White-tailed Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Horn Fly Antennal and Midgut Transcriptome Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Cattle Fever Tick Biological Control Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Novel Vaccine Candidates against Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Pathogens
(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)
Microbial Diversity Associated with Livestock Pests Across Ecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nilgai Modeling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Protecting Livestock through Evaluation of Mode of Action of Substances Disrupting the Nervous System of Arthropod Pests Affecting Animal Production
(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)
Veterinary Pest Genome and Transcriptome Bioinformatic Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
(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)
Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomics of Livestock Pests
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatics of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Collection, Rearing, and Shipment of the Candidate Guineagrass Biological Control Agent Buakea kaueae from Kenya
(Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration for Biological Control Agents in East Africa for Guineagrass that Facilitates the Survival of Cattle Fever Ticks in South Texas
(Cooperative Agreement)
Field Collection of Biological Control Agents for Cogongrass and Cattle Fever Tick in the Philippines
(Cooperative Agreement)
Field Surveys in Vietnam to Collect and Rear Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genotyping Babesia Strains Circulating in Bovines and Cattle Fever Ticks in Puerto Rico
(Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Potential Interaction between Anti-tick Vaccination and Systemic Acaricide Treatments
(Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Potential Interaction between Anti-tick Vaccination and Systemic Acaricide Treatments
(Cooperative Agreement)
Management of Invasive Species Interacting with Exotic Cattle Fever Ticks in the Transboundary Region between Texas and Mexico
(Cooperative Agreement)
Potential Role of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2017)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assembling the Genome of the Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of Ticks' Resistance to Acaricides in the Caribbean and Development of Strategies to Improve Surveillance and Control
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transcriptome Data from Ticks and Biting Flies
(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)
CRISPR/Cas9 to Develop Odorant Co-receptor Mutants of the Screwworm: A Perspective on the Evolution of Olfactory Perception in Blowflies
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiologic Studies of Cutaneous Myiasis to Cochliomyia hominivorax in Uruguay
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Surveys for Biological Control Agents of Cattle Fever Ticks in China
(Non-Funded 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)
Adapting TickBot Technology to Support Efforts by Appropriated Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Research Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment Simulation Tools for Integrated Tick Management of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus in Puerto Rico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cattle Fever Tick Detection by Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS) Analysis of Bovine Feces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus from the State of Veracruz, Mexico
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Invasion of the Cattle Fever Tick in West Africa and Evaluation of the Associated Threats for Livestock Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Genetic Sexing Strain of Screwworms with Early Mortality to Females
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Testing of Remote Activated Ultra-quiet Field sprayer for Eradication of Cattle Fever Ticks on Nilgai and White-tailed Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Cattle Fever Tick Vaccine Based on the P0 Antigen
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Mass Rearing Methods for the Biological Control Agents of Arundo donax, Giant Reed in the Rio Grande Basin
(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)
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)
Expression of Cattle Tick Antigens
(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 Protein Feeder Acceptance by Naïve and Trained Nilgai and Interactions with White-tailed Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Horn Fly Antennal and Midgut Transcriptome Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Range Testing of Cattle Fever Tick Biological Control Agents
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Novel Vaccine Candidates against Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Pathogens
(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)
Microbial Diversity Associated with Livestock Pests Across Ecosystems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Multi-source Data Collection to Enhance Predictive Modeling for the Control of Cattle Fever Ticks
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nilgai Modeling
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Protecting Livestock through Evaluation of Mode of Action of Substances Disrupting the Nervous System of Arthropod Pests Affecting Animal Production
(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)
Veterinary Pest Genome and Transcriptome Bioinformatic Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
(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)
Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatics of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Potential Role of Salivary Cholinesterase in Salivary-assisted Transmission of Pathogens by Arthropod Vectors
(Cooperative Agreement)
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY2017)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
CRISPR/Cas9 to Develop Odorant Co-receptor Mutants of the Screwworm: A Perspective on the Evolution of Olfactory Perception in Blowflies
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiologic Studies of Cutaneous Myiasis to Cochliomyia hominivorax in Uruguay
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Developing a Genetic Sexing Strain of Screwworms with Early Mortality to Females
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Horn Fly Antennal and Midgut Transcriptome Analysis
(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)