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Occurrence of Chrysomya bezziana in a buffalo in Jammu

Abstract

Cutaneous myiasis caused by the Old World screw-worm fly, Chrysomya bezziana, is a commonly occurring infestation of livestock and man in Southeast Asian and African countries. A buffalo, aged five years was presented with traumatic wound in the abnormal growth at the base of tail, housing maggots in it. Based on morphological features, the collected larvae were identified as C. bezziana larvae. The first ever occurrence of C. bezziana in a buffalo from this part of country and its public health significance have been discussed.

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Katoch, R., Godara, R., Yadav, A. et al. Occurrence of Chrysomya bezziana in a buffalo in Jammu. J Parasit Dis 38, 420–422 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-013-0263-z

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Keywords

  • Buffalo
  • Chrysomya bezziana
  • Jammu
  • Morphology
  • Myiasis