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war·bles

(wahr'bilz),
1. Superficial cystic structure that results from embedded larvae of the genera Hypoderma bovis and H. lineatum, which affect cattle. A warbles cyst may damage the animal s hide. Migration of the larvae to less common sites (for example, spine). May lead to nervous dysfunction including paresis, paralysis, and rarely, death. the condition (in the pl. form, warbles) resulting from infestation of the larval form of the fly.
2. The condition (in the pl. form, warbles) resulting from infestation of the larval form of the fly.
Synonym(s): ox warbles

warbles

the disease caused by hypoderma. Includes damage to the hides where the larvae emerge, some cases of choke caused by periesophagitis, posterior paresis or paralysis in a small percentage of infested cattle due to a reaction to dead H. bovis in the spinal canal, and some deaths due to invasion of the brain or to anaphylaxis.