Clinical and epidemiological studies on screwworm infestation in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia

Citation:
Osman, S. A., and H. M. Omar, "Clinical and epidemiological studies on screwworm infestation in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia", Tropical Biomedicine, vol. 34, issue 4, pp. 936–943, 2017.

Abstract:

A prevalence study of skin myiasis in small ruminants was carried over a one year
period. Animals, which were admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Qassim region,
Saudi Arabia, were examined for wound myiasis and the larvae collected were identified as
Chrysomyia bezziana. Prevalence of 13.0% and 10.0% were recorded in sheep and goats
respectively. Sites of infestation, gender and age were concerned during the investigation.
Fixed flocks (animals reared completely indoors) showed higher prevalence than semi-fixed
ones particularly in winter. No cases of myiasis was observed during summer. Female animals
were more significantly infested (p = 0.0001) than males, age seems to have no role with
infestation rates. Surgical and medicinal intervention were successfully carried out and
recommendations were given to avoid repeated infestation.

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