Ms Crowther added of the visit by the vet and animal welfare officer: "One animal appeared to be biting itself, they could see the animal had suffered a blowfly strike in its rump and hind leg."
Swansea Magistrates Court heard one of Caiach's flock was infested with maggots after a "blowfly strike" and another was lame.
'Areas that get any rainfall towards the end of the month should be on red alert for blowfly strike
,' Professor Richard Wall of the University of Bristol warned.
That's the warning from the predictive blowfly strike
website www.strikewise.com - sponsored by Coopers Ectoforce Sheep Dip.
THE first sheep blowfly strikes
are expected any time now, say experts.
Although it usually feeds on dead or necrotic tissue, it can invade healthy tissue and is the cause of sheep blowfly strike
(i.e., cutaneous myiasis) in otherwise healthy livestock.
Despite its importance in forensic and veterinary this blow fly once they are in significant numbers they become a nuisance in the community and even threaten animal production because they are transmitters of disease.In fact in other countries, it has been reported that over 80 per cent of UK sheep flocks are affected by blowfly strike