Aug 28 2014

Deco’s Cuterebra Removal

We often warn pet owners about intestinal parasites. These nasty creatures feed on pets, or even people, from the inside. These are fairly common, so we recommend regular screenings. However, there are other types of parasitic creatures, and Deco, the kitten pictured above, found out firsthand – er, firstpaw.

Deco came in with a Cuterebra. This is a kind of parasitic fly that lives under the skin of a host during its larval stage. Dr. Coudrai examined the kitten and was able to remove the larva.

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removed Cuterebra larva


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