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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Ear mite infection is usually caused by the parasite Otodectes cynotis which are microscopic and therefore invisible to the naked eye.
Additional information about ear mites or otodectes cynotis would then be instantly viewable by the veterinarian.