a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bot Fly Larvae...Beware!

I have seen bot flies and seen the many eggs they lay on horses.I have never seen the larvae.

Today I had the privilege of doing so, it was not pleasant. This came from a rabbit. I am assuming they are the same bots that pester horses.
Viewing this picture, you will understand the importance of a regular worming program.


DesertHen said...

Ick! Gross! Now my lunch doesn't look so appealing!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Gah! Yukky!
We've got some around here...not sure they are bots, though. They are some kind of large white larvae. I learned my lesson the last time I was hurt, though, and now my mare's de-wormer goes into a bowl full of sweet feed and molasses. She snarfs up every last drop with not evedn a cocked eyebrow.
I say, "Choose Your Battles", right?


ric said...


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