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Occurrence and histopathology of Przhevalskiana silenus larvae infestation in sheep of Jammu, India


Warble fly infestation is primarily a myiasis of cattle and goat. However, a nondescript sheep from an endemic region was observed with nodules under subcutaneous tissue. So, this paper reports infestation of a sheep with Przhevalskiana silenus larvae in Jammu region of North India. The myiasis was confirmed with parasite morphology and specific histopathological changes observed in cutaneous myiasis.

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The authors are grateful to the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, India for the encouragement and facilities provided. Thanks are also extended to the Commissioner Municipal Committee, Jammu, Dr. Y. Sharma and other staff members of Jammu slaughter house for their cooperation.

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Yadav, A., Katoch, R., Godara, R. et al. Occurrence and histopathology of Przhevalskiana silenus larvae infestation in sheep of Jammu, India. J Parasit Dis 38, 324–327 (2014).

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  • Myiasis
  • Przhevalskiana silenus
  • Sheep
  • India