Parasitology

Parasitology

Flat Fly Treatment

Identifying a Flat Fly

Defining Characteristics: Quick and nimble flying, often fly into clothes or hair if agitated off the host, ‘flat’ designed body with clawed feet.

Symptoms: Irritation at bite site.

What does the presence of flat flies tell us about the patient?

Their presence is not uncommon but can be a sign of a compromised animal.

Treatment

Manual removal of the fly.