Location: Tick and Biting Fly Research
Project Number: 3094-32000-039-20-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding
Start Date: Aug 1, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
Develop, field test, and refine technologies to control ticks feeding on white-tailed deer and other wild ungulate species.
Determine comparative palatability of ivermectin and doramectin medicated corn. Demonstrate proportional free daily intake of macrocyclic lactone medicated baits vs. high protein pelleted deer ration. Field test and continue development of the 3rd generation automatic collaring device. Conduct efficiacy trial of automatically applied neckbands in controlling ticks feeding on white-tailed deer. Field test and continue development of devices to exclude non-target animals from accessing '4-Poster' Deer Treatment Bait stations. Determine behavioral interactions of white-tailed deer with medicated molasses licks intended for cattle.