Screwworm Infestation in Pig Wound

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Close-up photograph of a screwworm infested wound in the ear of a pig. There are fingers pointing at the wound.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures and was provided by Cattle Raisers Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 837 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Cattle Raisers Museum

This is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the U.S. It first opened in 1980 to build public awareness and appreciation for ranching heritage. They relocated in 2009 to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and maintain a vast exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the cattle industry.

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Close-up photograph of a screwworm infested wound in the ear of a pig. There are fingers pointing at the wound.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Notes

An attached typed note reads, "August 25, 1976. A close view of a screwworm infestation in a wound on the ear of a pig. The white patch on the upper left of the wound is recently deposited screwworm eggs. Within hours, the eggs hatch into tiny worms that burrow into the wound and feed on live flesh. Several deposits of eggs on a wound can produce enough worms to kill an adult animal within days. The Mexican and United States Governments are cooperating to eliminate the insect pest from Mexico through a joint program under direction of the Mexico-American Commission for Eradication of Screwworms."

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Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures

The materials in this collection, which include photographs, letters, books, and more, reflect the history of Fort Worth. This project was funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.

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  • Feb. 27, 2009, 5:16 p.m.

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  • March 31, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

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Screwworm Infestation in Pig Wound, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth44043/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Cattle Raisers Museum.