myiasis

(redirected from Flystrike)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

myiasis

 [mi-i´ah-sis]
invasion of the body by the larvae of flies, characterized as cutaneous (subdermal tissue), gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular, or urinary, depending on the region invaded.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis),
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]

myiasis

(mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. myiases (mī′ə-sēz′)
1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
2. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]

myiasis

Infestation of the skin, wounds or body apertures by fly larvae. Fly-blown and maggotty wounds are common in the tropics and the infestation does little harm. The African tumbu fly deposits eggs through the intact skin and the larva grows into an adult fly that then emerges. Bot fly egg larvae, deposited by mosquitos, penetrate the skin. Some fly larvae gain access to the sinuses around the nose and can cause severe damage.

myiasis

An infection or infestation of tissues or cavities by larvae of flies. In the eye (called ophthalmomyiasis or ocular myiasis) the larvae may affect the ocular surface, the conjunctival sac, the intraocular tissues or occasionally the deeper orbital tissues. Treatment consists of the mechanical removal of the larvae following topical anaesthesia.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]
References in periodicals archive ?
In treating flystrike, it's likely your vet will clip and clean your rabbit's fur as well as administer pain relief and soothing products.
Rabbits with flystrike may also often need antibiotics to prevent infection.
This young ram was clearly suffering from a serious example of flystrike and had been for least a number of days.
Flystrike. Bad weather and other complications had meant that the sheep weren't sheared as early as I'd have liked this year and, despite having been doused with stuff to keep the flies away, it looked like they had already laid their eggs and the young had hatched out.
This horror is called "flystrike," and usually means a painful death for the rabbit.
"You've got to pick it up every day and check its bottom for dietary problems and flystrike and make a fuss of it.
The effective control of flystrike is seldom achieved by using insecticides alone.
According to a report written by Neil Sargison, of the Scottish Agricultural College, control of flystrike could be divided into six areas - farm management, insecticide application, plunge dipping, shower dipping, hand jetting and pour-ons.
Farmers can log on to www.strikewise.com to see the flystrike picture in their own local area.
BEWARE of flystrike, a potentially fatal condition caused by flies laying eggs in soiled fur.
``The computer model also shows that the timing of insecticide treatment has a major impact on the level of flystrike. Treating for strike later in the season, once blowfly numbers have peaked, makes the disease more difficult to control.