otoacariasis

otoacariasis

infestation of the ear with mites, e.g. with Otodectes cynotis, Raillietia auris, R. caprae, causing shaking of the head and scratching at the ear. The ear canal contains a waxy exudate. Called also parasitic otitis.
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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).