Species of Dermatobia which have been recognized as disease causing in cattle include:
- D. hominis
As well as causing skin lesions due to salivary proteases, the hides are often condemned at slaughter.
Topical insecticides such as pyrethrins (eg, cypermethrin or cyfluthrin) help control these parasites.
Potential vaccines are being developed to help minimise disease impact on cattle.
- Merck Vet Manual
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- Borges FA et al (2008) Endectocide activity of a new long-action formulation containing 2.25% ivermectin+1.25% abamectin in cattle. Vet Parasitol 155(3-4):299-307
- Fernandes NL et al (2012) Production of potential vaccine against Dermatobia hominis for cattle. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 167(3):412-424