The Center for Animal Health & Food Safety Veterinary Entomology Research Laboratory


The Veterinary Entomology Research Laboratory of New Mexico State University is home to a state-of-the-art large animal research facility located on 45 acres, with a 5000 sq. ft. large animal laboratory, capable of housing 22 animals individually in environmentally controlled rooms. Our laboratory maintains multiple insect rearing facilities for major ectoparasites of man and animals including: house flies, stable flies, horn flies, face flies, mosquitoes, lice, mites and ticks. The facility has outdoor housing for 60 large animals in covered, individual outdoor stanchions, in addition to housing for wildlife species including: deer, elk, bighorn sheep and rabbits. Animal housing on the facility is centered around multiple cattle working facilities including: dry lot corals, squeeze chutes, head gates, digital scales, etc.