a genus of soft-bodied ticks parasitic in the ears of various animals, sometimes including humans.
A genus of argasid ticks similar to Ornithodoros but characterized by a granulated integument, a hypostome that is vestigial in the adult but well developed in the spiny nymphs, and the absence of eyes and hood. Two species are recognized: Otobius lagophilus (the face tick of rabbits) and Otobius megnini, the spinose ear tick that causes otobiosis in horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, and some wild animals; it occurs in southwestern parts of the U.S., where it is an important pest, and is also distributed worldwide.
Otobius/Oto·bi·us/ (o-to´be-us) a genus of soft-bodied ticks parasitic in the ears of various animals, including humans.
a genus of soft-bodied ticks in the family Argasidae.
found on rabbits.
found in the ears of most mammals, but most commonly in dogs, sheep, horses and cattle. They cause irritation, head shaking and general debility. Mainly a problem in cattle and horses, but recorded from a wide range of hosts.