Fever tick: An old Texas foe poses threat to U.S. beef industry

June 30, 2016

For more than 100 years the cattle fever tick has been a force to be reckoned with, specifically in Texas.

Although preventative measures were taken to combat the spread of fever ticks – one being legislation that prohibited Texas-origin cattle from entering states such as Kansas, effectively ending the nostalgic Texas cattle drives of the late 1800s – recent changes in their environment and existing regulations on ranchers have triggered these problematic parasites to move north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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