Welcome to the Murillo Veterinary Entomology Lab at UCR
Veterinary entomology is the study of insects or arthropods that affect animals. We are primarily interested in arthropod pests of poultry and other livestock. Many insects and mites negatively impact poultry as parasites and/or vectors of diseases. We are interested in understanding the basic biology & ecology of ectoparasites as well as developing practical control methods for mitigating economic damage and improving animal well-being.