Meaning of fly strike in English:

fly strike


mass noun
  • Infestation of an animal with blowfly maggots.

    ‘Willow, who is white with two distinctive grey splodges, was suffering from fly strike, an ailment more commonly associated with rabbits.’
    • ‘You can avoid fly strike by making sure you clean out the hutch regularly, apply preventative medication to the coat and always check on your rabbit AT LEAST once a day.’
    • ‘The sheep lack the wool and the folds of skin between the legs found on normal Merinos, and so are relatively immune to fly strike.’