mike teglas

Mike Teglas, DVM

Associate Professor & Student Advisor


Nevada’s large open spaces and diversity of habitat types supports a wide variety of wildlife species as well as domestic livestock. These conditions lend themselves to the uniqueness of the state but also provide habitat for many tick species. Important tick borne diseases have been diagnosed in humans and domestic animals within Nevada but little is known about the distribution and composition of tick populations throughout the state. Most of my efforts go into investigating the role of tick borne disease in the health of cattle herds throughout Nevada. Currently I am identifying important tick species, and the diseases they carry. 


BS, 1991. Washington state University, Pullman, WA
DVM, 1996. Washington State University, Pullman, WA
PhD, 2005. University of California, Davis, CA


Publications are listed below.

Book Chapter(s)

Argasid ticks, relapsing fever and a changing climate.


In Climate, Ticks and Disease. UK: Oxford Press

Teglas, M. B.



Parasite prevalence and community diversity in sympatric and allopatric populations of two woodrat species (Neotoma, Sigmodontinae).


Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51, 162-172

Bechtel, M., Teglas, M., Murphy, P., Matocq, M.

Assessment of a fluorescent antibody test for the detection of antibodies against epizootic bovine abortion.


Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 26(5), 622-630.

Blanchard, M., Anderson, M., Hoar, B., Blanchard, P., Yeargan, B., Teglas, M. B., Belshaw, M., Stott, J.

Growth, Root Formation and Nutrient Value of Triticale Plants Fertilized with Biosolids.


Scientific World Journal, 2012, 7. doi:10.1100/2012/467052

Rauw, W. M., Teglas, M. B., Chandra, S., Forister, M. L.

Hematologic and IgG responses of heifers experimentally infected with the agent of epizootic bovine abortion evaluation of heifers experimentally infected with the agent of epizootic bovine abortion (foothill abortion).


Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 41(3), 344-352.

Coker, M. R., Rauw, W. M., Nieto, N. C., Thain, D., Teglas, M. B.

The emergence and maintenance of vector-borne diseases in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.


Frontiers in Systems Biology, 3(250), 1-7.

Nieto, N., Khan, K., Ullah, G., Teglas, M. B.

Co-infection of Relapsing Fever Spirochetes with the Agent of Epizootic Bovine Abortion in the Tick Vector, Ornithodoros coriaceus.


Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Teglas, M. B., Mapes, S., Hodzic, E., Nieto, N. C.

Co-phylogenetic analysis of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and its vectors, Ixodes spp. ticks.


Experimental and Applied Acarology, 45(3-4), 155-170.

Foley, J., Nieto, N., Foley, P., Teglas, M. B.

Identification and characterization of 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the argasid tick Ornithodoros coriaceus.


Molecular Ecology Notes, 8(2), 446-448.

Kirchoff, V., Peacock, M. M., Teglas, M. B.

Lay or Popular Publications

Management Alternatives To Minimize Foothill Abortion.


The Progressive Rancher, July/August, 20-23.

Oliver, M., Nader, G., Maas, J., Blanchard, M., Stott, J., Teglas, M. B., Bushnell, R.