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Otoacariasis

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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.