Urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a domestic rabbit in Italy

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Chronic enteritis
Domestic rabbit
Lucilia sericata
Urogenital myiasis

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Pezzi, M., Leis, M., Marchetti, M. G., Mamolini, E., Del Zingaro, C. N. F., Zanardi, A., Scapoli, C., Giangaspero, A., & Bonacci, T. (2020). Urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a domestic rabbit in Italy. Veterinaria Italiana, 56(3). https://doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.2061.10978.2


The report describes a case of urogenital myiasis in a domestic rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus L. (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) caused by Lucilia sericata (Meigen; Diptera: Calliphoridae) in region Emilia-Romagna (Northern Italy). The case, occurring in June 2018, is the first one involving L. sericata as an agent of myiasis in a domestic rabbit in Italy. Species identification was based on morphological investigations of males through identification keys. The rabbit developed the urogenital myiasis as a consequence of chronic enteritis causing an accumulation of faeces in the perianal and perineal region.



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