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 individual animals in environmentally controlled rooms. Our laboratory maintains multiple insect rearing facilities for major ectoparasites of man and animals and routinely conduct research studies aimed at controlling house flies, stable flies, horn flies, face flies, mosquitoes, lice, mites and ticks. We specialize in parasiticide safety and general assessments of efficacy against multiple arthropod species. Additionally, our facility is equipped to house more than 100 large animals at any time and we maintain up to 60 individual partially shaded outdoor animal pens for specialized assessments. Our animal housing is centered around multiple cattle working facilities with certified scales and weights, artificial rainfall systems, and UV protected dry lot pens.