Medical grade maggots
are used to treat and manage wounds in a procedure known as "maggot therapy."
are indicated for debriding ("cleaning") human or animal wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers,
neuropathic foot ulcers and non-healing traumatic or post surgical wounds.
In the United States, Medical Maggots™ are regulated by the Food and
Drug Administration as a prescription only
Several publications have reported on the veterinary applications of maggot therapy, including the following:
Bell NJ, Thomas S. Use of sterile maggots to treat panniculitis in an aged donkey. Vet Rec. 2001 Dec 22-29;149(25):768-70.
Dixon OH. The treatment of chronic osteomyelitis and other suppurative infections with live maggots. The Veterinary Bulletin 1933. 27:16-20.
Dicke RJ. Maggot treatment of actinomycosis. J Econ Entomol 1953;46:706707.
Iversen E. Methods of treating injuries of work animals. Buffalo Bulletin. 1996. 15(2): 34-7.
Jurga F, with Morrison S. Maggot debridement therapy. Hoofcare & Lameness. 78:28-31.
Morrison, S. Foot Management. Clinical Techniqus in Equine Practice. Vol. 3, Issue 1, 71-82. March 2004
Morrison S. How to use sterile maggot debridement therapy for foot infections of the horse. AAEP Proceedings, 2005. Vol 51.
Sherman RA, Stevens H, Ng D, Iversen E. Treating wounds in small animals with maggot debridement therapy: A survey of practitioners. Vet J. 2005 Dec 27.
Sherman RA, Morrison S, Ng D. Maggot debridement therapy for serious horse wounds - a survey of practitioners. Vet J. 2007 Jul;174(1):86-91. Epub 2006 Jul 10.
Package Inserts are available for two of our products:
However, these instruction sheets may not provide adequate information for creating
maggot dressings on every species of animal.
So, for additional examples of veterinary maggot dressings, check out
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