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ANIMAL ENDECTOCIDES: A ONE HEALTH FRAMEWORK FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS CONTROL OF MULTIPLE VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

Investigators
Hamer, Ga.
Institutions
Texas A&M University
Start date
2021
End date
2021
Objective
Our project goal is to target high-risk communities suffering from multiple vector-borne disease agents with endectocides given to animals, killing multiple arthropods that feed on them, and thus improving human and animal health. To reach this goal we need to identify anti-parasitic products effective at killing disease vectors and in the case of livestock, minimal chemical withdrawal periods to allow human consumption of animals or products. This will require working with industry partners to add new arthropods to the label of existing products, development of new product formulations for targeted delivery, or new products with different active ingredients. The end goal being an integrated One Health project targeting multiple domestic and wild animal species in the domestic and peridomestic environment to suppress populations of disease vectors.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
TEX09904
Accession number
1026600
Categories
Parasites
Bacterial Pathogens
Prevention and Control