Myiasis caused by the New World screwworm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in cats from Brazil: report of five cases

Clarissa P. de Souza, Guilherme G. Verocai, Regina H.R. Ramadinha

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Abstract

This paper reports five cases of intact adult male crossbreed cats presenting with myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax. Three were stray animals that died despite treatment due to the severity of lesions while two were client-owned cats previously treated with cryosurgery which completely recovered. Myiasis caused by the New World screwworm fly in cats appears to be more frequent than previously thought, deserving more attention from both veterinary practitioners and owners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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