Species composition of Gasterophilus spp. (Diptera, Oestridae) causing equine gastric myiasis in southern Italy: parasite biodiversity and risks for extinction. Vet Parasitol. Jan 15;() doi: / Epub Nov Gasterophilus spp. infections in horses from northern and. Biology, prevention and control of HORSE BOT FLY infections, Gasterophilus spp . Species, occurrence, distribution, incidence, prevalence, life.

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The direct damage the bot fly causes occurs after the larvae enter the animal’s mouth and gastrointestinal tract.

Horse bot flies are all parasitic myiasisi. The uniqueness of the spines is helpful in identifying the species. Three of the more common Gasterophilus species are found in North America.

Removing the Bots The larvae are excreted in the fecal matter, so it is important to clean up the feces on a regular basis.

Treatment gasherophilus Gasterophilus spp in Horses. They are laid in different areas according to species; G. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Learn more about parasite resistance and how it develops.

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Management Back to Top Mechanical control. Otherwise, a complete checkup will be needed to rule out other conditions. The horse bot fly occasionally can cause what is called ocular myiasis, or invasion of the eye by first stage larvae.


The wings have brown patches. Oral medications can be used to reduce the numbers of larvae inside of the stomach. Gasterophilus LeachSpecies G.

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After the third instar larvae have matured, they detach from the gastrointestinal tract and pass from the horse’s body in the feces. A retrospective comparison of our results and of other data from four seasons of observation in central Italy showed that the number of G.

L1 are extremely small and motile, and begin development in the mouth, tongue and gums of the host.

Larvae present in sop numbers in the stomach can cause blockages and lead to colic. Dorsal view head on left of the third instar larva of the common horse bot fly, Gasterophilus intestinalis De Geer.

Photograph by Jerry Butler, University of Florida. The larvae burrow into the soil or dried manure where they pupate and remain for the next one to two months.

CanisFelisLapis or Equis. Insect pests of horses continued. Gasterophilus are found worldwide, but are prominently present during the summer months.

L3 were retrieved throughout the observation period with the highest mean burdens from January to August while the lowest mean was registered from September to November Abdominal x-rays and ultrasound will be used to check for any damage or blockages in the intestines or stomach.


Gasterophilus spp. infections in horses from northern and central Kazakhstan.

The adult has small, nonfunctional mouthparts and does not feed DuPonte and LarishKaufman et al. Further development and behavior are also species-specific. Adult horses usually develop a certain level of immunity to Gasterophilus infections after repeated exposure.

The gasterophilus intestinalis eggs are laid in the hair of the forelegs and shoulders, gasterophilus nasalis eggs are laid in the chin, nose, and eyes, and gasterophilus haemorrhoidalis eggs are laid around the lips. This page was last edited on 8 Gasterophlusat On the whole, The bot fly looks similar to a bumblebee with a hairy head and can be yellow and brown, black and white or black and yellow.

Five species of Gasterophilus were identified yasterophilus the following prevalence: However, a general cycle begins with eggs laid in the early summer months Pfizer