Myiasis, or flystrike, is a major animal welfare problem for sheep that causes significant production losses and potentially death. It is estimated that the prevalence of flystrike is 3-5% in the national flock (Heath & Bishop 1995) and is estimated to cost the New Zealand industry $40 to $50 million annually (Beef + Lamb New Zealand 1999). These costs accrue via production losses through reduced wool and body growth, morbidity, and control strategy costs including insecticide, lamb shearing and crutching. ... continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 72, Christchurch, 189-191, 2012
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