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Flies - what to look out for

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Flies - what to look out for

The most common flies that affect rabbits include green bottle, house flies, face flies, stable flies, horn flies, horse flies and blow fly species.

Some species, like blow flies are attracted to moist decaying environments in which to lay their eggs. Other fly species such as face flies, flesh flies, screw worm flies and bot flies target living animal flesh, including drinking the tears of live animals, biting the animal for a blood meal, or reproducing by laying eggs under the animal's skin.

One of the most common conditions resulting from fly infestation in rabbits is fly strike

What are parasitic, biting and nuisance flies?

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What is fly strike?

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What are bot flies?

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What other diseases do flies transmit?

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How can I prevent my rabbit from being bothered by flies?

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