bot fly

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bot fly

A dipterous insect of the family, Estridae, of many different species, affecting humans (Dermatobia hominis) and domestic animals (e.g., horses, oxen and sheep), on which they deposit their eggs; a common species is the horse botfly, Gastrophilus equi, the larvae (bots) of which are taken into the host’s stomach, where they live for months before passing through their larval states. In tropical America, botflies may live under the skin or in the stomach.

bot fly

the flies that produce the maggots known as bots and the diseases referred to as gasterophilosis and nasal bot fly infestation.

bot fly infestation
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Ivermectin as medical therapy for ophthalmomyiasis interna has not been reported, but it is effective as therapy and prophylaxis for bot fly infestation of livestock (9).