A botfly is a type of fly that lays its eggs on other animals, and when the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the host’s skin, causing painful and often dangerous infections. Unfortunately, these insects can target any animal with exposed skin, including rabbits.
In the case of the bunny with the botfly in its eye, it was likely a traumatic experience for both the rabbit and the person who discovered it. However, if caught early, botfly infestations can be treated effectively, and the bunny can make a full recovery.
It’s important to keep an eye out for any signs of botfly infestation in your pets and other animals, such as excessive scratching,
licking, or biting at the skin. If you suspect an infestation, it’s best to consult with a veterinarian as soon as possible to ensure that your pet receives the proper care and treatment.
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