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(Science: zoology) a dipterous insect of the family (Estridae, of many different species, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals, as the horse, ox, and sheep, on which they deposit their eggs. A common species is one of the botflies of the horse (Gastrophilus equi), the larvae of which (bots) are taken into the stomach of the animal, where they live several months and pass through their larval states. In tropical America one species sometimes lives under the human skin, and another in the stomach. See gadfly.

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Parasite growing beneath my skin, I think?

I have found out that it is a Bot Fly! Check out this web site.... http://ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/botfly.html

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by P Riherd
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Parasite growing beneath my skin, I think?
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Deformed Squirrel? Mange? Disease?

... I have seen this many times in skunks, rabbits, cats, and other small mammals in the area. Check out this web site for further info. http://botfly.ifas.ufl.edu/abotfly/overview.htm I hope this helps.

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by sharon_sharon
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Deformed Squirrel? Mange? Disease?
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The Fiber Disease

... have used in California........It is called: dimethoate. They used in to get this....to kill mites and somehow gave it to the cows to combat the botfly. I dunno how they gave it to the cow though....i.e. what method..... oh yeah, forgot to tell you it/ is one of these: ORGANOPHOSPHATES; it is ...

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by London
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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