Nasal myiasis in a cat caused by larvae of the nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis

SM. Webb, Victoria Grillo

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Abstract

An 8-year-old desexed male Burmese cat, which lived on a sheep-grazing property in central New South Wales, Australia, was presented following the sudden onset of dyspnoea, moist coughing and violent sneezing. The respiratory distress started several hours after the cat had made an outdoor excursion. Anterior rhinoscopy demonstrated small, white objects moving across oedematous and moderately inflamed nasal mucosa. These were retrieved via a series of vigorous nasal flushes and subsequently identified as larvae of the nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis. The cat was treated with ivermectin followed by selamectin 7 days later. It went on to make a complete recovery over 2-3 weeks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-457
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume88
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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