What It Is: Ear mites (Otodectes
cynaoti) are an external parasite with a predilection for ears, although they can live on a cat's neck and head as well.
cynotis, ear mites are one of the most common causes of otitis externa in both dogs and cats.
These small parasites (otodectes
cynotis) are spread by cat to cat contact and they then spend their entire life on the cat.
The types of mites that cause problems in dogs are Demodex, Sarcoptic (scabies), Cheyletiella and Otodectes
Ear mite infection is usually caused by the parasite Otodectes
cynotis which are microscopic and therefore invisible to the naked eye.
Current trends in the treatment of Sarcoptes, Cheyletiella and Otodectes
mite infestations in dogs and cats.
zeylanicum oil could represent a possible alternative for the topical treatment of psoroptic mange in rabbits and encourage further studies to evaluate its efficacy also on other mange mites responsible for otoacariasis, such as Otodectes
cynotis, or skin diseases, such as Sarcoptes scabiei, in other animal species and in humans (Arlian, 1996; Wrenn, 1996).
The factors mostly involved in producing otitis externa were: in 28 patients (52.8%) associated to ear conformation of certain breeds (ear type, hair in ear canal, number of apocrine glands, etc.), 9 canines (17.0%) due to atopia, 4 (7.5%) presented ear canal inflammation due to Otodectes
cynotis, 4 (7.5%) allergenic contact dermatitis and other factors in lower percentages (FIG.
In the letter, Lopez, a veterinarian in Westport, New York, described the results of a number of experiments he had conducted to determine whether Otodectes
cynotis, an ear mite usually found in cats and dogs, could also infest human beings.
Formally known as Otodectes
cynotis, ear mites are small, barely visible mites that think your cat's ears are the perfect place to live.
cynotis is a mite of the family Psoroptidae, which lives predominantly in external ear canal.