Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: The problem of screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858), in Colombia

Elkin Gustavo Forero Becerra, V. Jesús Cortés, J. Luis Villamil

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Abstract

The new world screwworm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, in larval stage is an obligate parasite of mammals and humans, causing traumatic myiasis. The female fly mates once in in its lifespan, whereas the male mates several times. Accordingly eradication efforts were established in the 1950's, using male sterilization. Screwworm eradication has been successful in North and Central America, including some Caribbean islands. However, South America is still infested. Economic costs, the length of the program, and undesirable side effects of the screwworm eradication program led to a search for alternatives control measures. The initiation of screwworm eradication in Colombia could encounter geographical, political, and mainly economical problems. This program in Colombia would require the economic support and collaboration of the USDA, organizations of international cooperation, health authorities, academic institutions, and livestock producers. Priorities for screwworm research in Colombia should be biology, epidemiology and population dynamics, together with improvement of survey methods and control technologies. The achievement of studies for establishing technical, political, economical, and environmental viability of screwworm eradication is recommended. After these data are accumulated, a commission must be assembled with public and private organizations in order to determine the real cost and benefits of eradication.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1400-1414
Number of pages15
JournalRevista MVZ Cordoba
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Cochliomyia hominivorax
Colombia
Diptera
Economics
Organizations
Myiasis
Reproductive Sterilization
West Indies
International Cooperation
Central America
United States Department of Agriculture
survey method
South America
international cooperation
Population Dynamics
Livestock
epidemiology
North America
cost
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Keywords

  • Cochliomyia hominivorax
  • Epidemiologic surveillance
  • Myiasis
  • South America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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Forero Becerra, E. G., Jesús Cortés, V., & Villamil, J. L. (2008). Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia. Revista MVZ Cordoba, 13(2), 1400-1414.

Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia. / Forero Becerra, Elkin Gustavo; Jesús Cortés, V.; Villamil, J. Luis.

In: Revista MVZ Cordoba, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.01.2008, p. 1400-1414.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forero Becerra, EG, Jesús Cortés, V & Villamil, JL 2008, 'Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia', Revista MVZ Cordoba, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 1400-1414.
Forero Becerra EG, Jesús Cortés V, Villamil JL. Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia. Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2008 Jan 1;13(2):1400-1414.
Forero Becerra, Elkin Gustavo ; Jesús Cortés, V. ; Villamil, J. Luis. / Problemática del gusano barrenador del ganado, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) en Colombia. In: Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2008 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 1400-1414.
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