In addition to transmitting disease, ticks can cause irritation, pain, and swelling at attachment sites, otoacariasis
(invasion of the auditory canal), paralysis, allergic reactions, and anaphylactic reactions.
Of the PCR-positive lynx, 18 were in normal body condition, 1 showed no visible signs of disease except for otodectic otoacariasis
and being in poor condition, and 5 were emaciated and had sarcoptic mange (Table).
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).