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Prevalence and intensity of otodectes cynotis in cats

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  • 1. PREVALENCE AND INTENSITY OFOTODECTES CYNOTIS IN CATSBy Kristi Vilu2011
  • 2. OUTLINE Introduction Symptoms Methods Treatment Maintenance Care Conclusion
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. METHODS Identifying the mites within the ear by an otoscope or in samples of exudate taken from the ear.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Thank you for your attention!