Bacteriological investigations on wound myiasis of sheep caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica (diptera: sarcophagidae)

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The aim of the present investigation was to get further information about obligate aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacterial communities of the intact and Wohlfahrtia magnified infested vulval region of sheep. The numbers of aerobic and facultatively anaerobic microorganisms were lower in samples taken from uninfested mucous membrane and myiatic wounds as well as in the wound fluid as compared to samples originating from the uninfested skin surface. Gram-negative bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae were isolated only from the skin and mucous membrane of uninfested sheep. Gram-positive microorganisms dominated in all samples. The ratio of facultatively anaerobic bacteria was higher than 80% in the sample taken from a lesion containing third instar Wohlfahrtia larvae and in the wound discharge collected from a vulval wound free of maggots. It is suggested that there is a shift in the composition of the bacterial communities of vulva as staphylococci disappear from the wounds due to the presence of Wohlfahrtia larvae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Wohlfahrtia magnifica
Sarcophagidae
Myiasis
Wohlfahrtia
myiasis
Diptera
Sheep
sheep
Wounds and Injuries
Larva
bacterial communities
mucosa
microorganisms
Mucous Membrane
sampling
vulva
larvae
Enterobacteriaceae
Staphylococcus
Skin

Keywords

  • Bacterial communities
  • Myiasis
  • Wohlfahrtia magnifica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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