Myiasis in a dog in Jerusalem

H. Salant*, K. Y. Mumcuoglu, G. Baneth

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Myiasis is the infestation of live humans or animals by the larvae (maggots) of Diptera flies, usually developing on damaged skin or inside body orifices of their host while feeding on its vital or necrotic tissue. We describe post traumatic myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica in a mixed Pit-Bull Terrier dog in Israel. The dog was successfully treated by removing the maggots, administering a larvicidal endectocide, ivermectin, and treating the wound with antibiotics and antiseptic topical washes. Dog owners and veterinarians should pay attention to the presence of myiasis in suppurative cutaneous wounds and in the vicinity of the natural orifices of dogs, during the warm months of the year, especially in animals that are raised outdoors.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020

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  • Canine
  • Myiasis
  • Wohlfahrtia magnifica


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