2. OCCURENCE OF OESTRUS OVIS IN GOATS IN PALAKKAD, KERALA AND ITS SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT
Bindu Lakshmanan, Rajimon, K.T, Manjusha K.M, Muhammed Shiyas P and Sanjumon E.S
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2019. 50(2):162-163.
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The paper reports nasal myiasis due to O. ovis in a herd of crossbred Malabari goats from Gopalapuram village of Palakkad and its control using Ivermectin. Nasal myiasis had not been recorded from goats in the state. The incidence in the farm points out the possibility of recurrence in the fly breeding seasons. Hence strict control measures should be advocated in such pockets to prevent the fly infestation. Transport of animals from the region should also be done with extreme caution.
Keywords : Oestrus ovis, Goat