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United States Department of Agriculture

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The Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory (KBUSLIRL) is located in Kerrville, TX.  Satellites are the Cattle Fever Tick Research Laboratory located at Moore Field near Edinburg, TX and the Screwworm Research Unit located in Panama.  The KBUSLIRL is the site of diverse programs including research to develop methods for the control of ticks of medical and veterinary importance, the control of blood-feeding flies affecting cattle and support for the international Eradication Program Against Screwworms.  The quarantined facility at Moore Field is where research with live cattle fever ticks, the southern cattle tick and the cattle tick is directed to solve problems threatening sustainability of the APHIS-VS Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program.  Scientists at Kerrville, Moore Field and Panama work in partnership to solve problems involving cattle fever ticks, blood-feeding flies and screwworms.


Last Modified: 11/21/2008