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1 September 2011 Cuterebrid Myiasis (Diptera: Oestridae) in Captive Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at a South Carolina Zoo
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In September 2008, two ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), comprising a mother–daughter pair, at the Greenville Zoo, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, were diagnosed with cuterebrid myiasis (Diptera: Oestridae) subsequent to sudden death of the adult lemur. On necropsy, a single bot warble was discovered in the subcutis of the axillary region. Histopathology revealed a severe eosinophilic bronchopneumonia. The juvenile lemur was inspected and found to have warbles on three separate dates in late September. One representative bot fly larva was identified as a Cuterebra sp. that normally infests lagomorphs in the southeastern United States. Cuterebrid myiasis is rarely reported in lemurs and has not been previously associated with pneumonia or death in these animals.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Holly C Tuten, Heather C Miller, and Angela E Ellis "Cuterebrid Myiasis (Diptera: Oestridae) in Captive Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) at a South Carolina Zoo," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(3), 504-507, (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0179.1
Received: 8 October 2010; Published: 1 September 2011
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