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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 22 (11):1099-1103, 2018.

Survey of calliphoridae myasis on sheep in Baghdad (Province), Iraq.


Dhifaf A. Kadhem Alkhazraji and Amer M. Al-Amery.


Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq and Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad




Kadhem Alkhazraji DA, Al-Amery AM., Survey of calliphoridae myasis on sheep in Baghdad (Province), Iraq., 22 (11):1099-1111, 2018. Authors report prevalence and species of calliphoridae myasis in 6 groups of 50 mixed breed sheep between October 2017 and March 2018 (Autumm-Winter) from different localities in Bahgdad (Province), Iraq. We found ~15% of sheep with myiasis in the 300 sheep mostly (P < 0.01) in 3-4 year olds (22.8%) with greatest incidence during winter months (P < 0.01). We identified Chrysomya bezziana, Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya albiceps, Lucilia spp. and Calliphora spp. Most infestations occurred in the perineum and tail regions. We found no effect of gender on rates of infestation.


Key words: Myasis, sheep, incidence, calliphora, species, Iraq.