Data for: First report of myiasis in dogs caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel 1858) in Colombia: clinical, risks factors and therapeutic considerations.

Published: 4 December 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rfb88fjpk8.1
Angel Alberto Florez Muñoz, Juan Carlos Pinilla, Andres Bermudez


This paper reports for the first time in Colombia, two myasis cases caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax . Clinical examination in both patients revealed fever and a large wound at the palpebral level on the right side, and multiple perforating wounds in the right posterior limb where larvae were found . The treatment applied was the manual removal of larvae in the dogs, and subsequent eye enucleation due to the total loss of the upper right eyelid and the severe mechanical damage that the cornea received. Treatment was reinforced with Cephalexin, Meloxicam. T he larvae were sent to the Parasitology laboratory of the University of Santander for identification. It concluded that the larvae were identified as Cochliomyia hominivorax



Veterinary Parasitology