Authors: BİLAL DİK, CEYLAN İLHAN, ONUR CEYLAN, ELGİN ORÇUM UZUNLU
Abstract: A case of traumatic myiasis caused by the Musca domestica (Linnaeus 1758) housefly was detected in a dog in Konya, Turkey. A 4-year-old Kangal breed dog injured in a traffic accident was brought to the surgery clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Selçuk University in Konya, Turkey for treatment. Several dipterous larvae were collected from the wound of the dog, placed in a petri dish with 70% ethanol, and sent to the parasitology laboratory for identification. The larvae were examined macroscopically. The specimens were identified as third-instar larvae of M. domestica. This is the first report of traumatic myiasis caused by M. domestica in a dog in Turkey.
Keywords: Diptera, housefly, myiasis, Musca domestica, dog
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