What is WARBLE?

Parasitic infestation caused by Hypoderma bovis and H. lineatum gad flies. Adult flies lay on the hairs of the limb. The larvae then penetrate the skin and migrate through the tissues to arrive about nine months later subcutaneously on the back. The third stage larvae then emerge and drop to the ground. Cattle and horses are mainly infected. Compulsory treatment of bovines has limited the problem,

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