Prevalence of Oestrus ovis Larvae in Slaughtered Sheep of Misan City, Iraq.
Rawaa Ghanim Mohammed, Samra Samir Josef, Khalid Jabbar Abed
Oestrus ovis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae) were seen in 49 (40.83%) out of 120 sheep heads inspected between September 2017 and August 2018 in the city of Misan. The predominance of invasion in rams (49.09%) was higher than in ewes (33.84%) however irrelevantly. The regular predominance of pervasion recorded a high rate in the autumn season (65.51%) and most reduced in Winter (17.58%). The ntensity of invasion was (1.8) hatchlings per head with transcendent of L3 (51%) contrast with L1 (22%) and L2 (27 %).