Furuncular Myiasis Caused by the Human Botfly, Dermatobia hominis, in the Domestic Rabbit: Case Report Academic Article uri icon


  • The human botfly, Dermatobia hominis (Linnaeus Jr., 1781) (Diptera: Cuterebridae), is geographically found throughout Neotropical America, is considered the major causal agent of furuncular myiasis. This parasite generates considerable damage in affected livestock. Its low host specificity leads to reports of parasitism in several domestic species. The goal of the present study is to report a case of natural infestation by the human botfly (D. hominis) in the domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine

author list (cited authors)

  • Verocai, G. G., Fernandes, J. I., Ribeiro, F. A., Melo, R., Correia, T. R., & Scott, F. B.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Verocai, GG||Fernandes, JI||Ribeiro, FA||Melo, RMPS||Correia, TR||Scott, FB

publication date

  • April 2009