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Screw Worm Fly in Cattle

Screw worm fly is a parasite and exotic to Australia. This fly could cost the nation dearly if it became established.

'Screw worm fly' is a training program intended to alert veterinarians and other health professionals to the threat of screw worm fly. It instructs them in the epidemiology and clinical signs of the disease. A video, support notes and slide set are all available for this program. See for full details of all programs and materials available.

Screw worm fly is a parasite of warm-blooded animals, including humans. This fly may strike any areas of the body that are not covered by intact skin or mucous membranes. Common sites in cattle are the head, brisket, genital area, escutcheon, udder and the navels of newborn animals. This image shows a screw worm fly strike on the neck of a cow.

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Screw Worm Fly in Cattle
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