Otobius

Otobius

 [o-to´be-us]
a genus of soft-bodied ticks parasitic in the ears of various animals, sometimes including humans.
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Otobius

(ō-tō'bē-ŭs),
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.
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The ticks removed were analyzed in the Department of Parasitology and were both revealed to be adult female ear ticks (Otobius megnini) belonging to the Argasidae family.
The spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini, is a soft-bodied tick belonging to the family Argasidae.
aureus, Pseudomonas, Proteus, Streptococci, Aspergillus spp.), yeast (Malassezia, Candida), fungi (secondary to generalised dermatophytosis), ticks (Otodectic cyanotic, Otobius megnini), mange mites (Sarcoptic, Psoroptic, Demodex spp), seborrhoea, autoimmune diseases, water, hypersensitivity to endocrinopathies (hypothyroidism) (Muller et al., 1983) contribute to development of otitis and subsequent infections.
(38) reported that an Otobius megnini tick, which detached from the ear of a child who had serologic evidence of ehrlichiosis, was negative for ehrlichia by PCR.
Spinoz ear tick, Otobius megnini, attached to the conjunctiva of a child's eye.
Ayrica ulkemizde goreceli olarak daha az gorulen turler: Amblyomma variegatum Hatay'da (Suriye sinirinda), Boophilus kohlsi Guney Dogu bolgesinde (Suriye sinirinda), Ornithodorus Orta Anadolu ve Dogu Anadolu' da ve Otobius megnini Dogu Anadolu'da (Malatya).
There is one family of soft ticks (Argasidae) that contains five genera: Argas, Omithodoros, Otobius, Nothoaspis, and Antricola.