paws thoughtPDSA vet answers your QI'VE heard that I need to be careful about flystrike
now it's getting warmer.
's vet corner FLYSTRIKE
in rabbits is a devastating condition, which has been particularly common during this spell of warm weather.
In addition, there is almost no incidence of flystrike
with hair sheep breeds.
Mr Smith decided to go the same day and said Wallwork told him one of the sheep had flystrike
, where flies lay their eggs and the hatched maggots eat the flesh.
Or put ice cubes into your dog's water to cool it down | Wrap an ice pack from the freezer in a tea towel so your dog or cat can rest on it or put damp towels in the freezer for your pet to lie on | Put bottles of frozen water wrapped in a towel in rabbit and guinea pig enclosures - make sure there is a shady part of the exercise area at all times | Rabbits are more susceptible to flystrike
in the summer so be sure to check them regularly | If your dog enjoys water use a paddling pool, hose or sprinkler | Make sure pets have constant access to shade and don't over exercise them in the heat If you would like give Tinker or Flash a home, call Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre on 0300 123 0745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Hay, Whitley Bay A: Matted faeces is common in rabbits and is a significant risk for the development of 'flystrike
in New Zealand: an overview based on a 16-year study, following the introduction and dispersal of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina Wiedemann (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
The hatching maggots can literally eat the sheep from the inside out, a horrific condition called flystrike
In vitro effectiveness of ivermectin and spinosad flystrike
treatments against larvae of the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Aust.
This practice is used as a way to prevent what's called "flystrike
", where flies lay their eggs in the wrinkly folds of their skin and maggots develop.
She lives indoors in a large cage as we are worried about putting her outside due to potential flystrike
. Any ideas?