Blowfly strike is a serious disease which affects a large number of farms within the UK.
Blowfly strike is caused by primarily by the green bottle fly which seeks to lay eggs in decomposing matter. The green bottle fly will look for carcasses, dirty backends, foot rot lesions and open wounds as suitable areas to lay their eggs.
Blowfly strike can cause huge problems for sheep and farm productivity.
Losses are incurred from: