Otoacariasis

otoacariasis

An infestation of the auditory canal of cats, dogs, foxes, and other animals by auricular mites, chiefly otodectes cynotis, which infest the ears and cause considerable discomfort and tenderness; in extreme cases, they cause symptoms such as loss of appetite, wasting, and fits.

See: otodectic mange.

Synonym: parasitic otitis.

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