OTODECTES CYNOTIS Was only the ectoparasite in ear canal of cats in this area. Otodectes mites live on the surface of the skin in the ear and external ear canal Highly contagious
SYMPTOMS Dark, waxy deposits and exudate in the ear canal Secondary bacterial infections may result in purulent otitis externa. Irritation, inflammation, exudation and crust formation result from the mites Abrasions and scratches on the back side of the ears Crusting and scale on the neck, rump and tail
METHODS Identifying the mites within the ear by an otoscope or in samples of exudate taken from the ear.
TREATMENT Medication designed to eradicate the mites There are several medications available for the treatment of ear mites. The veterinarian will use anti-parasitic medicine. (ear drops and drops on the neck) Treatment will take up to 4 weeks.
MAINTENANCE CARE Owners should be shown how to properly clean the ears. The frequency of cleaning usually decreases over time from daily to once or twice weekly as a preventive maintenance procedure. The ear canals should be kept dry and well ventilated.
CONCLUSION Contagious disease Identifying the mites within the ear by an otoscope Otodectes cynotis can be cure antibacterial medicinal products To prevent the possibility of continued transmission of ectoparasites from pet animals, practicing veterinarians should advice pet owners to pay attentions to and be aware of ectoparasites of zoonotic importance