Traumatic myiasis in farmed animals caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica in southern Italy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622234
Title:
Traumatic myiasis in farmed animals caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica in southern Italy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Authors:
Bonacci, T; Curia, G; Leoncini, R; Whitmore, D
Abstract:
Ten herds of sheep and goats (455 heads) were inspected for the presence of traumatic myiasis between May and September 2013 in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Nine cases were discovered in sheep, goats and a sheepdog. Infested body sites included external genitalia, wounds (sheep and sheepdog) and hooves (goats). Larvae were removed from the infested body areas and reared to adult stage in the laboratory. Both the larvae and the adults were identified as belonging to the Mediterranean screwworm fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner, 1862) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), an obligatory parasite of humans and warm-blooded vertebrates. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of wohlfahrtiosis in sheep and goats to be reported from Calabria. The infested animals were living outdoors in spring and summer, and enclosed in sheds during the autumn and winter months. Observed effects of the myiases included severely impeded walking and tissue damage. Wohlfahrtiosis can cause significant economic loss to farmers. Data about the local distribution, seasonality and types of infestation caused by W. magnifica are useful to farmers and vets to improve control systems, in Calabria as elsewhere within the distributional range of the species.
Publisher:
PAGEpress
Journal:
Fragmenta Entomologica
Issue date:
30-Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622234
Submitted date:
2017-07-07
Type:
Journal Article
Item Description:
The file attached is the publishes (publishers PDF) version of the article. Open Access journal.
ISSN:
2284-4880
Appears in Collections:
Life sciences

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dc.contributor.authorBonacci, Ten
dc.contributor.authorCuria, Gen
dc.contributor.authorLeoncini, Ren
dc.contributor.authorWhitmore, Den
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-01T16:06:46Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-01T16:06:46Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-30en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-07-07-
dc.identifier.issn2284-4880en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622234-
dc.description.abstractTen herds of sheep and goats (455 heads) were inspected for the presence of traumatic myiasis between May and September 2013 in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Nine cases were discovered in sheep, goats and a sheepdog. Infested body sites included external genitalia, wounds (sheep and sheepdog) and hooves (goats). Larvae were removed from the infested body areas and reared to adult stage in the laboratory. Both the larvae and the adults were identified as belonging to the Mediterranean screwworm fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner, 1862) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), an obligatory parasite of humans and warm-blooded vertebrates. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of wohlfahrtiosis in sheep and goats to be reported from Calabria. The infested animals were living outdoors in spring and summer, and enclosed in sheds during the autumn and winter months. Observed effects of the myiases included severely impeded walking and tissue damage. Wohlfahrtiosis can cause significant economic loss to farmers. Data about the local distribution, seasonality and types of infestation caused by W. magnifica are useful to farmers and vets to improve control systems, in Calabria as elsewhere within the distributional range of the species.en_US
dc.publisherPAGEpressen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen
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dc.titleTraumatic myiasis in farmed animals caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica in southern Italy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)en_US
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dc.identifier.journalFragmenta Entomologicaen_US
dc.identifier.volume49en_US
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dc.identifier.startpage57 - 60en_US
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elements.import.authorBonacci, Ten_US
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dc.description.nhmThe file attached is the publishes (publishers PDF) version of the article. Open Access journal.en
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