Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Fly strike

Fly strike

One of the most upsetting and horrifying problems that farmers have to deal with is fly strike in lambs. This lamb has advanced fly strike, with many maggots (fly larvae) visible and a large area of bare skin exposed.

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Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Sheep external parasites and fungal diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17443/fly-strike (accessed 10 May 2021)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008