A report on Sheep and Maggot

Maggots feeding on an opossum carrion
Sheep in a village near Mashhad, Iran
Maggots on a porcupine carcass
Sheep in Turkmenistan
Maggots from a rabbit.
Suffolks are a medium wool, black-faced breed of meat sheep that make up 60% of the sheep population in the U.S.
Sheep being judged for adherence to their breed standard.
The Barbados Blackbelly is a hair sheep breed of Caribbean origin.
A flock of Australian White hair sheep in Mudgegonga, Victoria, Australia. This is a new breed of hair sheep suited for the hot and varied Australian climate
Ruminant system of a sheep
Sheep grazing on public land (Utah, 2009)
Sheep showing flocking behavior during a sheepdog trial
Flock of sheep in South Africa (2015)
Escaped sheep being led back to pasture with the enticement of food. This method of moving sheep works best with smaller flocks.
Welsh Mountain sheep
The second of twins being born.
A lamb's first steps
A veterinarian draws blood to test for resistance to scrapie
A sheep infected with orf, a disease transmittable to humans through skin contact
A lamb being attacked by coyotes with a bite to the throat
Shorn sheep for sale, Kashgar Market
Wool supplied by Australian farmers to dealers (tonnes/quarter) has been in decline since 1990
Feeding the sheep of the museum area of Sodankylä, Finland
Shoulder of lamb
A cloned ewe named Dolly was a scientific landmark.
The proverbial black sheep
Head of ram pictured in the former coat of arms of Sääminki
Ancient Greek red-figure ram-head rhyton, ca. 340 BC
Jesus is depicted as "The Good Shepherd", with the sheep being Christians
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1620–1683), Sheep, black and red chalk (possibly crayon); size overall: 15 x 25.5 cm (5 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.). National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.136

As with fleas and ticks, maggots can be a threat to household pets and livestock, especially sheep.

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External sheep parasites include: lice (for different parts of the body), sheep keds, nose bots, sheep itch mites, and maggots.

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Cutaneous myiasis in the shoulder of a human


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Cutaneous myiasis in the shoulder of a human
Myiasis in a cat's flesh
Myiasis in a dog's flesh
Ultrasound showing maggot infestation

Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of the body of a live animal by fly larvae (maggots) which grow inside the host while feeding on its tissue.

The most common infected animal worldwide is the domestic sheep, for more information see fly strike in sheep.