It is important that the grub is not crushed as this can, apparently, cause the kitten to suffer anaphylactic shock. This photo has been used with permission for teaching/educational purposes at this website. The source is Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic. Thank you.
|Botfly larva pulled from kitten's neck|
photo copyright Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic
|Botfly - photo: stonebird (Flickr)|
Cats will find it irritating and lick and groom the area heavily, which can lead to a secondary (bacterial) infection.
A visitor to the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic Flickr channel says that he used peroxide to remove the warble. He filled a syringe with it and squirted it into the wound. Warbles don't like it and they leave or are killed. He applied neosporin to the wound afterward. It healed well apparently. Note: please seek veterinary advice. This is vet's work as it can go wrong trying to do it yourself unless you have proven skills.