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myiasis

[′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Infestation of vertebrates by the larvae, or maggots, of flies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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three farmers reported that tails are important to the animals to avoid fly strike. An example of what they said: "If it is the nature of the animal to have a tail, why do people remove it?
As soon as we could on Monday we went and retrieved the swan which was found to be suffering from a severe case of fly strike and was put to sleep by a vet."
A government vet diagnosed fly strike, caused when flies lay eggs on sheep - typically around the rear end - which then hatch into maggots.
SAN ANTONIO -- Bomber crews who fly strike missions over Afghanistan have "quite a drive" to get to and from their targets.
Rabbits can also be affected by fly strike at this time of year so daily inspection around their back end and under their tail is essential.
Ticks can be controlled by the use of synthetic pyrethroid based pour-ons or plunge dipping (limited available products) which can also aid in the control of lice and fly strike.
Avoid 'fly strike' in rabbits and rodents by keeping rear ends clean by giving correct diet to prevent diarrhoea.
Rabbits should be vaccinated, given regular boosters and should be treated regularly throughout the fly strike season.
The German shepherdtype dog, Mutt, was left to suffer a potentially very painful and slow death from fly strike.
The same mild weather, followed by a moist May, has meant the problems caused by fly strike are arising earlier than usual.
Paul Hussell had the animals shorn so he could treat a skin condition they had caught called fly strike.