THE MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL
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Overview of Cattle Grubs

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Hypodermosis of cattle in the northern hemisphere is caused by bot fly larvae (cattle grubs or ox warbles) of Hypoderma spp (order Diptera, family Oestridae). In Central and South America, larvae (tropical warbles) of Dermatobia hominis (order Diptera, family Cuterebridae) are important pests of cattle.

Last full review/revision March 2015 by Mason V. Reichard, PhD

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