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post #11 of 14 Old 10-06-2016, 02:34 PM
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Looks to me very much like warble flip strike. Don't see it very often nowadays as most cattle are treated against it.

The fly lays its eggs and the animal ingests it. The egg hatches and then migrates its way to the top where it waits until it finishes growing and then comes out of the skin to start the cycle again.


Part the hair in the centre of the lump, often you will see a circular scab, you can pick this off and if it is a warble you will see a pair of eyes looking at you! You can them squeeze to pop it out. These are big, like a small caterpillar, all quite gruesome.

You do not want to put any pressure on these because if it is a warble the last thing you want to do is kill it under he skin.

I haven't seen warbles in many years, last time it was on some cattle imported from Eire (back in the 70s) I would get them into the crush and do as above. The children around were revolted but after a couple of times they were all longing to have a go!
AAHHH!!!! I'm selling all my horses! I never have heard of anything so gross! It is like The Alien!!!
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Lollol. We used to see warbles often as everyone in my rural area (growing up) ran the horses with the beef cattle. Not the dairy cows though.

I was lucky in that I only remember having found one on one of my horses. If you think the description is gross, popping that miserable thing out is even more gross. I'm pretty sure I begged my grandad to do it, lollollol

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post #13 of 14 Old 10-06-2016, 10:52 PM
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Looks to me very much like warble flip strike. Don't see it very often nowadays as most cattle are treated against it.

The fly lays its eggs and the animal ingests it. The egg hatches and then migrates its way to the top where it waits until it finishes growing and then comes out of the skin to start the cycle again.


Part the hair in the centre of the lump, often you will see a circular scab, you can pick this off and if it is a warble you will see a pair of eyes looking at you! You can them squeeze to pop it out. These are big, like a small caterpillar, all quite gruesome.

You do not want to put any pressure on these because if it is a warble the last thing you want to do is kill it under he skin.

I haven't seen warbles in many years, last time it was on some cattle imported from Eire (back in the 70s) I would get them into the crush and do as above. The children around were revolted but after a couple of times they were all longing to have a go!
This was quite possibly the most terrible thing I've read, and I pray we don't have them in my area.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-06-2016, 11:56 PM
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Looks like an insect bite of some sort, not warbles, seen that eons ago on a herd of cattle some old people had that they couldn't take care of.

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