The College of Veterinary Medicine organizes an electronic Training course on the medical use of Lucilia sericata fly larvae

Under the supervision of the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Prof.Dr. Wifaq Al-Bazi, the Parasitology Branch, in cooperation with the collage of Science / Department of Biology Sciences, organized an electronic workshop on the use of larvae of Lucilia sericata flies in the medical field, presented by both of Lecturer Dr. Firas Ouda Khedhair / Lecturer the College of Veterinary Medicine / Parasitology Branch and Lecturer. Assistant Marwa Hassen Jawad / lecturer staff at the College of Science / Department of biology Sciences, on the (ZOOM) program, in which a group of academic staff from Karbala University participated.
The workshop included a detailed explanation of the use of maggots in treatment. When modern medicine fails, it is often useful to extract ideas from ancient treatments.
The therapeutic use of fly larvae, also known as maggot therapy or biological surgery, in ancient of beginnings of civilization. Despite a much more frequent decline due to patient intolerance to treatment, the practice of larval therapy is increasing worldwide due to its effectiveness, safety, and simplicity.
Also, the treatment of larvae is used in wounds infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria and in the presence of diseases that prevent surgical intervention (Luciliasericata). The flies most commonly used in treating the larvae are the blue flies (Calliphoravomitoria) along with the green flies.