Flies of Livestock
Flies affect livestock by causing discomfort, resulting in reduced production and transmitting infectious diseases and parasites.
Flies can be divided into:
- Biting flies
- Nuisance flies
- Flies where larval stages result in damage – myasis
Flies have a predilection for certain places on the body of their host
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Myasis is the result of fly larvae infestations on animals that feed on dead and living tissue and secretions.
Flies cause discomfort to livestock and transmit diseases