myiasis

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myiasis

[′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Infestation of vertebrates by the larvae, or maggots, of flies.
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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.
It is vital you ensure your rabbit's derriere is clean, especially at this time of year, to avoid fly strike and the disgusting, wriggly maggots that are so hard to remove.
A rabbit affected with fly strike should be taken to a vet as soon as possible.
It may also be responsible for the renewed prevalence of sheep scab, the parasitic ailment normally prevented by use of the approved sheep dip,and to fly strike,leaving sheep vulnerable to maggots.
They are very resistant to foot rot, worms and fly strike.
I have had a couple of early cases of fly strike in some of my own sheep and lambs this year but have caught them very early and treated them successfully.
7 million pet bunnies in the UK, but many owners are failing to meet their basic dietary needs, which leads them vulnerable to fly strike - a potentially life-threatening condition.
The wet weather has a concertina effect - the farmers need dry weather for clipping the sheep and the combination of a full fleece, worm problems and warm weather is leading to fly strike.
There are a lot of sheep in Wales and they need to be treated because of things like sheep scab, fly strike, ticks and lice, but the chemicals are very damaging to the environment.
Fly strike or maggot infestations are a particular problem for rabbits in the summer.
Outdoor rabbits need vaccination or treatment against myxomatosis, viral haemorrhagic disease, fleas and fly strike.