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Case Report
A Case of Auricular, Anal and Umbilical Myiasis Caused by the Larvae of Phormia regina (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Neonatal Kittens
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Samsun, Turkey  
2 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Klinik Öncesi Bilimler Bölümü, Samsun, Türkiye  
3 Department of Parasitology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Samsun, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 71-75
DOI: 10.5152/tpd..2014.3275
Key Words: Phormia regina, auricular, anal and umbilical myiasis, cat

The occurrence of feline myiasis is rare. Massive infestations of dipteran larvae can lead to death if not treated at an early stage. Auricular, anal and umbilical myiasis was detected in three neonatal kittens. The dipteran larvae were collected, fixed in 70% alcohol and clarified with 10% KOH for a few days. Later, larvae were dissected under the stereomicroscope, mounted on slides and then identified as the third instar of the black blowfly, Phormia regina (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), according to their stigmatic and cephaloskeleton structures. Original measurements and figures are presented. Treatment included mechanical removal of larvae and cleansing of the area by applying polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex. The presence of P. regina in cats has been reported here for the first time in Turkey. 

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