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The larvae of several species of botflies.
[Gael. boiteag, maggot]
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The larvae of several species of botfly—e.g., the equine botfly, which infests the stomach, throat, or intestines of horses, or the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis), which parasitises the skin.
Dewormers—e.g., dichlorvos, ivermectin, trichlorfon.
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Patient discussion about bots

Q. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. My wife is 2 months pregnant. I love to drink only if she gives company. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. Is it okay to drink when pregnant?

A. If you love your wife, you ought not drink in front of her. She shouldn't be drinking either, for the health of the baby. After all, what the mother consumes, the baby does too. I don't think there is a magic filter protecting the baby other than what the mother does. I wish you both well.

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