Myiasis caused by the New World screwworm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in cats from Brazil: report of five cases. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper reports five cases of intact adult male crossbreed cats presenting with myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax. Three were stray animals that died despite treatment due to the severity of lesions while two were client-owned cats previously treated with cryosurgery which completely recovered. Myiasis caused by the New World screwworm fly in cats appears to be more frequent than previously thought, deserving more attention from both veterinary practitioners and owners.

published proceedings

  • J Feline Med Surg

author list (cited authors)

  • de Souza, C. P., Verocai, G. G., & Ramadinha, R.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • de Souza, Clarissa P||Verocai, Guilherme G||Ramadinha, Regina HR

publication date

  • February 2010