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Association of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with filth flies (Muscidae and Calliphoridae) captured in leafy greens fields and experimental transmission of E. coli O157:H7 to spinach leaves by house flies
The recent outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection associated with contaminated spinach led to an investigation of the role of insects, which frequent fields of leafy greens and neighboringExpand
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Characterization of Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Larval Developmental Habitat at Round Hay Bale Feeding Sites
ABSTRACT In this study, we examined the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), larval developmental habitat within the round hay bale feeding sites on cattle pastures, and weExpand
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Prevalence and Species of Ticks on Horses in Central Oklahoma
ABSTRACT Ticks are common on horses, but there is a dearth of contemporary data on infestation prevalence, predominant species, and tick-borne disease agents important in this host. To determineExpand
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Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach by house flies, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae).
Filth flies are known mechanical vectors of pathogenic bacteria in hospital and restaurant settings, but their role as vectors for disseminating microbes to plants has not been demonstrated.Expand
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Filth Fly Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica to Lettuce, Lactuca sativa
Abstract Filth flies have been implicated in the dispersal of human disease pathogens; however, the epidemiological parameters of the transmission of human pathogens from flies to plants are largelyExpand
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Climate Extremes, Vegetation Change, and Decoupling of Interactive Fire-Grazing Processes Exacerbate Fly Parasitism of Cattle
Abstract We assessed local horn fly (Haematobia irritans L.) and face fly (Musca autumnalis De Geer) communities on cattle in 2012 and 2013 relative to vegetation and climate data to understand howExpand
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Prevalence and Diversity of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Spanning a Mean Annual Precipitation Gradient in Pastureland in Oklahoma
Abstract. Entomopathogenic nematodes in the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae are ubiquitous soil-dwelling obligate parasites of arthropods and are used commercially to suppressExpand
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Efficacies of Spinosad and a Combination of Chlorpyrifos-Methyl and Deltamethrin Against Phosphine-Resistant Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera:
ABSTRACT Highly phosphine-resistant populations of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) have recently been found inExpand
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Drought Influences Control of Parasitic Flies of Cattle on Pastures Managed with Patch-Burn Grazing☆
ABSTRACT We compared the influence of patch-burn grazing to traditional range management practices on abundance of the most economically injurious fly parasites of cattle. Horn flies (HaematobiaExpand
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Pyric-Herbivory to Manage Horn Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on Cattle
Abstract. Pyric-herbivory, defined as fire-driven grazing, was applied as patch-burn grazing management and compared to traditional management (grazing without fire) for the potential to mitigateExpand
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