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Cuterebra is a type of botfly that is commonly found in the Americas. Here are some interesting facts about Cuterebra that you might find helpful:
- Cuterebra larvae develop inside the bodies of rodents, rabbits, and other small mammals.
- The adult Cuterebra fly lays eggs near the entrance of an animal’s burrow or nest, and the larvae hatch and wait for a host to pass by.
- Once a Cuterebra larva finds a host, it burrows into the animal’s skin and begins feeding on its flesh.
- Cuterebra infestations can cause serious health problems for animals, including infections and abscesses.
- If you suspect that your pet has a Cuterebra infestation, it’s important to seek veterinary care right away to prevent complications.
Remember to always take preventative measures to protect your pets from Cuterebra and other parasites.
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