Controlling the Uncontrollable Brown Dog Tick

Dr. Phil Kaufman is an Associate Professor in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  He received his Ph.D. in veterinary entomology at the University of Wyoming, his M.S. at the University of Wisconsin and his B.S. at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Kaufman’s research program is geared towards development of integrated pest management tools to aid Florida’s livestock producers and improve animal health and productivity.  Additionally, his program has intensively investigated pest management issues with the brown dog tick.

He has extensive experience in insecticide toxicology, including insecticide resistance in many insects, and biological control on cattle and poultry production facilities. His program is currently addressing issues of animal: parasite interactions for companion animals and wildlife, including dog heartworm and several tick-borne pathogens.


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