Otodectes

Otodectes

(ō'tō-dek'tēz),
A genus of ear mites (family Psoroptidae) consisting of a single species, Otodectes cynotis, the cause of otodectic mange in dogs, cats, and other carnivores; the entire lifespan of this mite is spent in the ears (rarely on the body) of the host, where it feeds on epidermal debris; it can be found in the encrusted material scraped from infected ears.
[oto- + dektēs, beggar, receiver]
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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.
Otodectes 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 mites).
Ear mite infection is usually caused by the parasite Otodectes cynotis which are microscopic and therefore invisible to the naked eye.
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.
Otodectes cynotis is a mite of the family Psoroptidae, which lives predominantly in external ear canal.