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Ear mange

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Ear mange --> otodectic mange

disease resulting from heavy infestation with the mite otodectes cynotis in the ears of dogs, cats, foxes, and other carnivores and manifested by head shaking, continual ear scratching, and ear droop; observed in severe cases are torticollis, circling, epileptoid fits with purulent inflammation and discharge of the external ear, and possible perforation of the tympanic membrane.

See: otoacariasis.

Synonym: ear mange.