Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal

Volume 1 - Issue 2 (8) | PP: 72 - 74 Language : English
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/vmph2020.1.2.8
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Myiasis in Free-Ranging Hedgehog (Etelerix algirus) Caused by Lucilia sericata

Abdulhakim A. EL Maghrbi
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
18/4/2020 28/4/2020 15/5/2020 30/5/2020
Abstract
Lucilia sericata is an external parasite found on the animal body and causes myiasis. A case of myiasis in a hedgehog (Etelerix algirus) with many active maggots in an inflamed and bad odor wound located on the upper part of the neck behind the ears is described in this report. Larval stages taken from the wound were cleared and fixed. Morphological investigation revealed that the larvae were Lucilia sericata, from subfamily Calliphorinae and family Calliphoridae. To our knowledge, this is the first record of myiasis in a hedgehog in Libya.


How To Cite This Article
Maghrbi , A. A. E. (2020). Myiasis in Free-Ranging Hedgehog (Etelerix algirus) Caused by Lucilia sericata . Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal, 1 (2), 72-74, 10.31559/vmph2020.1.2.8

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