Elena C. Loomis

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Heparinized blood and serum samples were obtained from 1,295 ruminants in herds or flocks with bluetongue virus (BTV) infection in 4 western states. Submissions were from herds or flocks with clinical bluetongue (BT), as well as from animals on premises with no history of BT disease. Insects, including Culicoides variipennis, were collected in areas(More)
An epidemiologic program was undertaken in California to study bluetongue virus (BTV) infection in domestic livestock. The study was designed to determine: a) prevalence of BTV infection, b) serotypes of BTV actively causing infection, c) seasonality of infection and d) species infected. A total of 8,751 cattle, 14,639 sheep and 4,785 goats were tested over(More)
Two field trials were conducted on different ranches to compare acaricides for control of northern fowl mite (NFM) on White Leghorn hens. In Trial 1 Ectiban spray and dust treatments were compared to Rabon and Sevin spray-treatments; egg oil, Rabon, and Sevin sprays were tested in Trial 2. Concentration and rates of application followed label(More)