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Major Areas of Research

Major Areas of Research Includes:

  • Characterization of insecticide resistance in the horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L.): documentation of cross-resistance; evaluation of biochemical, physiological and behavioral mechanisms; defining ecological parameters influencing the evolution of resistance
  • Biology, ecology, distribution and population dynamics of arthropods influencing livestock production management strategies
  • Design and implementation of model, integrated pest management programs for livestock (interdisciplinary approach involving nutritionist, parasitologist, veterinarian and economist)
  • Vector-borne Diseases: Vector blood-feeding behavior as it relates to transmission of pathogenic agents to animals(Dog Heartworm, West Nile Virus, Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, Anaplasmosis, Bluetongue Virus, Plague)