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Kitty Suffers Swollen Face from Parasitic Fly

Occurred on September 1, 2016 / Florence, Kentucky, USA

Info from Licensor: "First thing in the morning, a gentleman was waiting at the door of the clinic who had found a kitten in the parking lot. I examined the kitten and found that the kitten had a case of cutaneous myiasis or Cuterebra. The larva of a parasitic fly. What made it very unusual was that she had two very large warbles in the subcutaneous area. one in the ventral neck area and one behind the right eye. I have seen many of these through the years and the accepted medical approach to removing them is to gently remove them without rupturing the larva. Had the gentleman not found the little kitten, she would have definitely died."

Location Florence, Kentucky, USA
Occurred Sep-1-2016
Posted By John Secter DVM
Posted On Jun-23-2019