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Flystrike, also known as fly strike or myiasis, is a potentially fatal disease that is common in the warmer months of the year. It is caused by several types of insects that will lay eggs in the wounded skin of mammals. Species that cause flystrike in rabbits include the blowflies Lucilia sericata, Calliphora sp., the grey flesh fly Wohlfahrtia sp., the common screwworm fly Callitroga sp., and from the botfly Cuterebra sp (Western hemisphere only).

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WARNING: Graphic video of a botfly larva removal. Posted by Hope Animal Hospital, link to video here.

The following are some experiences with flystrike:

The following are some videos of botflies being removed:

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