Vicki Lord Larson

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Simple and economic methods were developed for control programs to demonstrate the movement of mosquitoes from a breeding source to residential areas. Using mark-release-recapture methods and examples, mean, median and maximum distances traveled were estimated or observed and compared for 11 species produced in a wastewater treatment facility near Lakeland,(More)
Pneumonia was induced in a group of calves that were then treated with oxytetracycline (OTC). When the plasma pharmacokinetics and tissue concentrations of this group were compared with those of healthy controls, obvious differences were observed. The volume of distribution and the half-life of OTC were increased in the group with pneumonia. Tissue(More)
Differential cell counts were done on bronchial lavage specimens from 166 horses. Postmortem gross and histologic examinations were done to determine the pathologic diagnosis of the lungs from these horses. Ninety-two (55%) were normal, 18 (11%) had interstitial pneumonia, 13 (8%) had bronchopneumonia, 13 (8%) had focal eosinophilia, 11 (7%) had diffuse(More)
The exotic mosquito, Aedes bahamensis, is now well-established in south Florida, where it is widely distributed throughout Dade and southern Broward Counties in both urban and rural areas east of the Everglades. When discarded automobile tires were sampled in areas near human habitation, larvae and pupae of Ae. bahamensis were frequently found in(More)
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) was the viral agent most commonly identified in 14 epizootics of pneumonia in dairy calves. A microtiter serum-virus neutralization test proved to be the best means of identifying involvement of BRSV; seroconversion (fourfold or greater rise in titer) was demonstrated in 10 of the 14 epizootics. Only limited(More)
Seasonal trends in reproductive performance and size were examined among female Mansonia dyari. The incidence of parity ranged between 6.9 and 58.1% and averaged 22.5% during an 8-month interval, with 4 peaks in parous rate believed to follow periods of emergence. Parous rates were positively correlated with wing lengths, indicating size-dependent(More)