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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1796-1800

Medical Management of Orbital Myiasis using 0.1% w/v Topical Ivermectin Preparation in a Calf
Khan Sharun1* and K.M. Manjusha2
1Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
*Corresponding author

Myiasis occurs when open wounds are infested with larvae of Diptera flies. A three day old female calf was presented with a history of ocular injury which was complicated by secondary maggot infestation in the medial canthus of the right eye. The ocular injury occurred as a complication of manual correction of dystocia using eye hooks. On general clinical examination, the physiological parameters were found to be within the normal range. Ophthalmic examination of the eye revealed that the animal was blind in the right eye. Physical examination of the eyes revealed the presence of numerous live maggots in the medial canthus of right eye. The corneal surface and conjunctiva were edematous. Following the removal of live maggots, 0.1% ivermectin preparation was used topically for three days for removing the remaining live maggots. The calf was also treated with Flurbiprofen, Tobramycin and Hypertonic Sodium Chloride ophthalmic drops for one month. The calf regained the eyesight and recovered uneventfully following the treatment.

Keywords: Calf, Maggot wound, Myiasis, Ivermectin

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Khan Sharun and Manjusha, K.M. 2019. Medical Management of Orbital Myiasis using 0.1% w/v Topical Ivermectin Preparation in a Calf.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1796-1800. doi:
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