FIRST REPORT OF CANINE MYIASIS WITH SHEEP NASAL BOT FLY, Oestrus ovis, IN SLOVENIA

Authors

  • Aleksandra Vergles Rataj Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana
  • Petra Bandelj Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana
  • Vladimira Erjavec Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana
  • Darja Pavlin Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26873/SVR-1331-2021

Abstract

Abstract: First larval stage (L1) of Oestrus ovis was recovered by flushing of the nasal cavity during rhinoscopy in an urban living dog. The dog was taken to the Small animal clinic after an acute onset of sneezing and bilateral nasal discharge. In Europe, there are sporadic reports of nasal myiasis in dogs caused by sheep bot flies, and the overall prevalence of O. ovis is high in Mediterranean countries. Because of its habitat expansion due to climate change, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis when an animal patient presents with signs of rhinitis in areas bordering the Mediterranean climate. This is the first report of a dog infested by sheep nasal bot fly in Slovenia.

Key words: Oestrus ovis; sheep bot fly; nasal myiasis; dog; climate changes


PRVI PRIMER PASJE MIAZE Z OVČJIM NOSNIM ZOLJEM, Oestrus ovis, V SLOVENIJI

Izvleček: Med rinoskopijo in spiranjem nosne votline, smo pri psu, ki živi v urbanem okolju, ugotovili ličinke prve stopnje (L1) zajedavca Oestrus ovis. Lastniki so psa pripeljali na Kliniko za male živali po akutnem izbruhu kihanja in bilateralnega nosnega izcedka. V Evropi so dokumentirani sporadični primeri nosne miaze pri psih zaradi ovčjega nosnega zolja, O. ovis, in skupna prevalenca ovčjega zajedavca je v mediteranskih državah visoka. Zaradi klimatskih sprememb, se habitat nosnih zoljev čedalje bolj širi, za kar je pomembno O. ovis vključiti v seznam diferencialnih diagnoz pri pacientih s kliničnimi znaki rinitisa tudi na področjih, ki mejijo na mediteransko klimo. To je prvi opisan primer infestacije psa z ovčjim nosnim zoljem v Sloveniji.

Ključne besede: Oestrus ovis; ovčja nosni zolj; nosna miaza; pes; podnebne spremembe

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2021-12-31

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Vergles Rataj, A., Bandelj, P., Erjavec, V., & Pavlin, D. (2021). FIRST REPORT OF CANINE MYIASIS WITH SHEEP NASAL BOT FLY, Oestrus ovis, IN SLOVENIA. SLOVENIAN VETERINARY RESEARCH, 58(4). https://doi.org/10.26873/SVR-1331-2021

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