Oestrus ovis myiasis in Libyan sheep and goats.

Original article


Gabaj MM, Beesley WN, Awan MA.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.

Trop Anim Health Prod. 1993 May;25(2):65-8.


The heads of 1,489 sheep and 320 goats were examined for larvae of Oestrus ovis at 17 abattoirs in northern Libya in July to November 1988. The prevalence of O. ovis in sheep was 22.6% and in goats it was 18.4 per cent. Up to 14 and 11 larvae were collected from individual sheep and goats respectively. All larvae were recovered from the nasal passages and frontal sinuses, but only second and third instars were seen.

Keywords: Oestrus ovis myiasis in Libyan sheep and goats.

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