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Warble fly infestation

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:36 IST
Disease name Warble fly infestation
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Warble fly (family Oestridae), also called cattle grub, bot fly, or heel fly, any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, sometimes classified in the family Hypodermatidae. The warble, or bot, flies Hypoderma lineatum and H. bovis are large, heavy, and beelike. The females deposit their eggs on the legs of cattle. The larvae penetrate the skin, migrate through the body for several months, and produce a characteristic lump, or warble, on the animal¿s back. Encyclopadia Brittannica)
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
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