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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2011, Volume : 25, Issue : 1
First page : ( 79) Last page : ( 81)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157. Online ISSN : 0974-0813.

Traumatic myiasis in a Rhode Island Red cock

Jeyathilakan N.*, Kavitha S.1, Murugadas V.2PG Scholar, Basith S. Abdul

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 007, India

1Veterinary Peripheral Hospital, TANUVAS, Madhavaram, Chennai

2Department of Veterinary Microbiology, M.V.C, Chennai

* Corresponding author, E-mail: drjthilakan@yahoo.com

Online published on 9 December, 2011.


A case of cutaneous myiasis was reported in a 1½ year old Rhode Island Red cock. The bird was invaded by large number of maggots on and around the vent to keel region. Microscopic examination of the maggots revealed that they belonged to the species Chrysomyia bezziana (dipteran fly).



Chicken, Chrysomyia bezziana, Myiasis.


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