Submitted to: Veterinary Parasitology
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/22/2003
Publication Date: 10/28/2004
Citation: Colwell, D.D., Scholl, P.J., Losson, B., Boulard, C., Chaudhury, M.F., Graf, J., Jacquiet, P., Dorchies, P., Barillet, F., Carta, A., Scala, A., Bowles, V.M., Sandeman, R.M., Cepeda-Palacios, R., Wall, R., Cruickshank, I., French, N.P., Smith, K.E., Panadero-Fontan, R., Otranto, D. 2004. Management of myiasis: current status and future prospects. Veterinary Parasitology 125:93-104. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This is a summary report of the symposium presented on myiasis in livestock at the 19th International conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, New Orleans, LA, USA, August 10-14, 2003. The coverage began with a review of the need for more subtle economic analysis of the impact of myiasis based on the use of the sterile insect technique for control of bovine hypodermosis in North America (Colwell). This was followed by a review of the status of chemical control with particular emphasis on the macrocyclic lactones (Scholl). The outcome of the use of these compounds in a regulated control program for eradication of bovine hypodermis in European countries was surveyed (Losson & Boulard). Similarly, the success of screwworm eradication program, using the sterile insect technique has shown how effective this approach can be, given the appropriate target (Chaudhury). Several aspects of the development of newer approaches were surveyed in discussion of newer chemical control products (Graf), development of vaccines (Bowles and Sandeman), use of host genetics (Jacquiet), use of trapping for monitoring (Wall, Crichshank, French & Smith) and control (Cepada-Palacios) and the development of new diagnostic approaches for occult infestations (Panadero-Fontan). Finally, use of latest molecular tools for identification of larvae causing myiasis and their use for the identification of species coming from different and distant geographical areas to colonize regions where they have been eradicated was reviewed (Otranto).