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Livestock Insect Workers Conference


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11:00 - 5:00


Cumberland Foyer

1:00 - 5:00

Opening Session

Cumberland Room

1:00 - 1:15

Nancy Hinkle

Welcome to the 61st LIWC in Savannah

1:15 - 2:00

John Welch

Screwworm Outbreak: Florida 2016 - 2017

2:00 - 3:15

Wes Watson and Phil Kaufman

Tribute to John "Jack" Lloyd

3:15 - 3:45


Cumberland Foyer

3:45 - 5:00

Don Rutz

Tribute to Richard "Dick" Axtell

5:00 - 7:00


Pulaski Room

9:00 - Midnight

Hospitality Suite

State Suite (Room 1310)


Cumberland Room

8:30 - 9:00

Roger Drummond

Origin and Early Years of the Livestock Insect Workers Conference


9:00 - 9:15

Charluz M. Arocho Rosario, Robert J. Miller, Pete Teel, Felix Guerrero, and Adalberto A. Pérez de León

Interaction of systemic acaricide with immunological

control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus

9:15 - 9:30

Shaun Dergousoff, Kateryn Rochon, and Neil Chilton

Genetic diversity and geographic distribution of Dermacentor andersoni 16S and COX1 haplotypes in Western Canada

9:30 - 9:45

Adalberto Pérez de León

USDA-ARS Livestock Arthropod Pest Research Unit at the Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory

9:45 - 10:00

Trisha R. Dubie, Bruce H. Noden, and Justin L. Talley

Ecology, Phenology, and Behavior of Ixodid Ticks in Oklahoma Pastures

10:00 - 10:30


Cumberland Foyer

10:30 - 10:45

Fallon Fowler

The Dung Diaries: How Different Beetle Groups Affect Dung-Mediated Greenhouse Gas Production

10:45 - 11:00

Brenda Leal

Efficacy of Moxidectin on Fever, Cajun, and Gulf Coast ticks in a south Texas cattle and hunting ranch.

11:00 - 11:15

Donald B. Thomas

Cattle fever tick pasture control with a long acting acaricide

11:30 - 1:30


On your own

DeSoto Concierge Available for Dining Recommendations

Monday: Beef (Continued)

1:30 - 1:45

Kylie Sherrill, Justin Talley, Bruce Noden, and Laura Goodman

The Influence of Eastern Red Cedar on Tabanidae Populations in Oklahoma

1:45 - 2:00

Bradley A. Mullens and Rebecca Trout Fryxell

Searching for Sulcifrons

2:00 - 2:15

S.S. Trehal, J.L. Talley, K.D. Sherrill, T.J. Spore, R.N. Wahl, W.R. Hollenbeck and D.A. Blasi

Comparison of LongRange® injectable to an insecticidal ear tag for horn fly control and determine the impact of fly control technologies along with implant application on growth performance of crossbred stockers

2:15 - 2:30

David Taylor

Area-wide management of Stable Flies

2:30 - 2:45

Kimberly H. Lohmeyer

Role and movement of nilgai antelope, Boselaphus tragocamelus, in the epizootiology of cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in re-infestations along the Texas/Mexico border in south Texas.

2:45 - 3:00

Annie Rich, Nancy C. Hinkle, Seth Irish

Killer Cows: Zooprophylaxis and Eprinomectin Effects on Malaria Vector Anopheles quadrimaculatus

3:00 - 3:30


Cumberland Foyer


3:30 - 3:45

Sonja L. Swiger

Field Testing Updates and Comparisons of D-Terrence on Dairies in Central Texas

3:45 - 4:00

Caleb Hubbard

Evaluation of the feeding preference of house flies selected for behavioral resistance to the Neonicotinoid: Imidacloprid

4:00 - 4:15

Levi Zahn, Alec C. Gerry, Caleb Hubbard

Survival Time of House Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Exposed to a Novel Granular Bait

4:15 - 4:30

Christopher J. Geden, Dana Johnson, and Edwin Burgess

Beauveria bassiana and house fly - attempted synergy with other pathogens and incorporation into baits with sugar alcohols

4:30 - 4:45

Klara Zurek

Factors Affecting Excretion of Salmonella Typhimurium by Adult House Flies

4:45 - 5:00

Natalie D. Wong, Emily McDermott, and Bradley A. Mullens

Field Distribution and Density of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Eggs in Dairy Wastewater Habitats

Dinner on Your Own

9:00 - Midnight

Hospitality Suite

State Suite (Room 1310)



8:30 - 8:50

Alec C. Gerry, Diane Zhang, Jennifer Williams

Pesticide susceptibility of two field populations of the lesser mealworm beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus)

8:50 - 9:10

Amy C. Murillo and Alec C. Gerry

Using Technology to Assess Ectoparasite Effects on Chicken Behaviors


9:10 - 9:30

M.K. Mills, K. Michel, and B. Drolet

Characterization of EHDV-2 infection within the vector, Culicoides sonorensis

9:30 - 9:50

Daniel L. Kline

Observations on the Seasonal Abundance and Trapping Methods for Chrysops vittatus Wiedemann

9:50 - 10:10

Jerome A. Hogsette

Knight Stick sticky fly traps protected by electric fence inside animal exhibit yards captured more flies than traps placed along exhibit perimeters at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

10:10 - 10:30

Lance A. Durden, Suzanne L. Nelson and Jon D. Reuter

Ticks of veterinary importance parasitizing introduced white-tailed deer on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

10:30 - 11:00


Cumberland Foyer

11:00 - Noon

Industry Session

Free Afternoon

6:00 - 7:00

Social Hour

DeSoto Harborview Room (Cash Bar)

7:00 - 10:00

Awards Banquet

DeSoto Harborview Room

9:00 - Midnight

Hospitality Suite

State Suite (Room 1310)


Cumberland Room

Companion Animals

8:30 - 8:50

Nicholas S. G. Tucker, Phillip E. Kaufman and Emma N. I. Weeks

Detection of a sodium channel mutation conferring permethrin resistance and presence of Ehrlichia, Rickettsia and Hepatozoon spp. in the brown dog tick.

Flies General

8:50 - 9:10

Dana Nayduch, Klara Zurek, Jessica Thomson

House fly-bacteria interactions: research updates and ongoing projects

9:10 - 9:30

Jessica Thomson

Cantaloupe facilitates transmission of Salmonella Typhimurium between adult house flies

9:30 - 9:50

Wes Watson, Kim Hung, Ann Carr, Steve Denning and Michael Reiskind

Fly Traps: Which is most attractive to filth flies?


9:50 - 10:10

Teung F. Chin, Ph.D.

Pesticide Use and Benefits Information for EPA Registration Review of Livestock, Aquaculture, and Poultry Products

10:10 - 10:30

Phillip E. Kaufman and Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman

Insects in Italy - Introducing Non-Majors to Entomology through Study Abroad

10:30 - 11:30

Business Meeting