Otodectes

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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]

Otodectes

/Oto·dec·tes/ (o″to-dek´tēz) a genus of mites.

Otodectes

acarid mite genus in the family Psoroptidae.

Otodectes cynotis
the ear mite of dogs, foxes, cats, raccoons and ferrets and causes otodectic mange.
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Otodectes cynotis. By permission from Gotthelf LN, Small Animal Ear Disease, Saunders, 2005
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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 mites are non burrowing, white and active parasite reported worldwide in external auditory canal of cats, dogs, ferrets and other carnivores (Wilson and Zarnke, 1985; Wall and Sheearer, 2001).
All the seven cases were positive for Otodectes cynotis in microscopic examination of ear debris (Table 1).
cosecha alfreddugesi Otodectes cynotis Acaro de la sarna C aninos, felinos de la oreja Nombre cientifico Localizacion y sintomatologia Chorioptes bovis En los espolones y la Chorioptes sp base de la cola.
Ear mite infection is usually caused by the parasite Otodectes cynotis which are microscopic and therefore invisible to the naked eye.
It is also possible to suspect the presence of Otodectes cynotis by the mess that they tend to make inside an infested animal's ear canal--a dark, crumbly accumulation of reddish-brown wax and mite debris that they continually generate and in which they characteristically wallow.
5%) presented ear canal inflammation due to Otodectes cynotis, 4 (7.
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.
After a search of the literature did not reveal any report of Otodectes cynotis infestation in human beings, I decided to become a human guinea pig.
Additional information about ear mites or otodectes cynotis would then be instantly viewable by the veterinarian.
Feline otodectosis is a common disease, characterized by otitis externa associated with Otodectes cynotis infestation.