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Research Project: Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication

Location: Livestock Arthropod Pests Research

Title: Modern advances in sustainable tick control

item Miller, Robert
item Guerrero, Felicito
item Perez De Leon, Adalberto - Beto

Submitted to: International Congress of Entomology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/21/2016
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Ticks are the vector of the many different organisms responsible for both animal and human diseases. Understanding the progress we have made and new directions in tick control is critical to the sustainability of human and animal health. The integration of vaccines, acaricides, and new acaricide application technologies are necessary for sustainable and integrated control of ticks. Much progress has been made in the development of tick control since the 1800s. Immunogenic control of ticks through vaccination in combination with systemic and safer topical plant-based acaricides applied with modern spray delivery systems represents a potentially marked increase in efficiency in tick control over traditional control methods.