Species of Hydrotaea which have been recognized as disease causing in cattle include:
- H. irritans
- H. aenescens
Topical insecticides such as pyrethrins (eg, cypermethrin or cyfluthrin) help control these parasites.
- Merck Vet Manual
- Hogsette JA et al (2002) Development of Hydrotaea aenescens (Diptera: Muscidae) in manure of unweaned dairy calves and lactating cows. J Econ Entomol 95(2):527-530
- Chirico J et al (1997) Summer mastitis experimentally induced by Hydrotaea irritans exposed to bacteria. Med Vet Entomol 11(2):187-192
- 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