aureus, Pseudomonas, Proteus, Streptococci, Aspergillus spp.), yeast (Malassezia, Candida), fungi (secondary to generalised dermatophytosis), ticks (Otodectic
cyanotic, Otobius megnini), mange mites (Sarcoptic, Psoroptic, Demodex spp), seborrhoea, autoimmune diseases, water, hypersensitivity to endocrinopathies (hypothyroidism) (Muller et al., 1983) contribute to development of otitis and subsequent infections.
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).