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Friday 16th of November 2018


General information on Myiasis

Myiasis is used to describe maggot infestation.
Fly lava that feeds on dead tissue, wounds that are draining, bacterial infections of the skin, matted hair or hair that contains fecal matter become homes for maggot growth known as Myiasis.
Blowflies are the main carriers of the maggot larvae eggs. Eggs hatch in about one day and the larvae eats and grows for about 5 to 6 days before leaving dog.

Symptoms of Myiasis

Symptoms of Myiasis include open wounds that are moist. Often, many worms that are about the size of rice will be visible.

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Treatments for Myiasis

The first step in the treatment of Myiasis is the removal of the maggots. Maggots can also be in the hair around the wound, so shaving the hair in a lager area around the wound is a good idea. A brief spay or swipe of mild insecticide then washing it off can assist in killing and removal of maggots and larvae.

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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


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Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.

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