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Research Project: Assessment of Ticks' Resistance to Acaricides in the Caribbean and Development of Strategies to Improve Surveillance and Control

Location: Livestock Arthropod Pests Research

Project Number: 3094-32000-039-01-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2015
End Date: Dec 31, 2019

Objective:
Assessment of ticks' resistance to acaricides towards development of strategies to improve surveillance and control of tick-borne diseases of ruminants in the Caribbean region.

Approach:
Confirm and better characterize the resistance of Cattle Tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in the French Antilles, using the Larval Tarsal Test (LTT).