Life cycle of Muscid fly

2015-11-16

Fly Control – by Zoetis

SOLITUDE® IGR contains the active ingredient cyromazine, an insect growth regulator that inhibits the development of the exoskeleton in immature house and stable flies, preventing them from becoming adults. The intermediate host vector of Habronema larvae is Musca domestica (the common house fly). In addition to Habronema, the common house fly can transmit other diseases including: pigeon fever, strangles, influenza, Onchocerca, vesicular Stomatitis, E. coli and Salmonella.

When a horse is fed SOLITUDE IGR, the active ingredient cyromazine passes through the horse as part of its manure. When flies lay their eggs in the manure, the eggs hatch into the larval or maggot stage. As the fly continues to develop, the maggot feeds on the manure. With the ingestion of cyromazine, the maggot does not successfully molt to the pupal stage due to the disruption of chitin formation and the immature fly dies before it can transmit disease.

Egg hatch studies have consistently demonstrated 100% prevention of house and stable fly larval development with freshly treated manure. Studies have also been conducted where manure samples were aged for 14 days, and again the results were extremely consistent with 99.5-100% of larval development halted. There is no other fly control product that can demonstrate this level of effectiveness.

Contact Arizona Equine today to learn more about fly control and preventative treatments.

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