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  • n. Myiasis.

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  • To prevent "flystrike" (a maggot infestation caused by wrinkly skin, which was bred into the sheep so that they would have more wool), Australian ranchers perform a barbarous operation called "mulesing," which involves carving huge strips of flesh off the backs of unanesthetized lambs 'legs.

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  • Mulesing involves cutting off the skin around the buttocks of merino lambs, often without anaesthetic, to prevent "flystrike", the infestation of blowfly maggots, which thrive in the folds of the sheep and eat into its flesh.

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  • PETA says the procedure, where skin is cut from the rear ends of sheep to prevent flystrike, is cruel.

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  • Australian Stud Merino Breeders president Tom Ashby said flystrike could kill up to 3.5 million lambs annually in Australia, and enormous change was under way to tackle the problem, with animal welfare in mind.

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  • "The prevention of flystrike continues to be AWI's number one research priority with over $25 million spent on finding flystrike prevention alternatives in the last five years," he said.

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  • Australian Stud Merino Breeders president Tom Ashby said flystrike could kill up to 3.5 million lambs annually in Australia, and enormous change was under way to tackle the problem, with

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  • Like Zapp, Zapp Encore offers long term control with dual action against lice and flystrike; a rainfast formula with fast spreading solvent base for rapid penetration into the fleece and low mammalian toxicity.

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  • However it also adds knockdown of lice, and treatment of active flystrike through the addition of imidacloprid.

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  • PETA says there are more humane ways to prevent flystrike, and that it has persuaded many clothing designers and retailers such as H&M and Limited Brands to stop sourcing mulesed wool.

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  • Mulesing, a common practice among Australian farmers, involves removing strips of wool-bearing skin from the buttocks of sheep in a bid to reduce a potentially lethal maggot infestation called flystrike.

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  • Condition in sheep where flies lay their eggs in wounds or manure-soiled wool; the maggots hatch and then burrow into a sheep's flesh, eventually causing death if untreated. Also fly-strike.

    February 18, 2010