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Mite Induced Otitis in Persian Cats - A Case Report

S. Ramesh, R. Sokkalingam, C. Soundararajan, S. Subapriya and S. Muthukrishnan

Centralized Instrumentation Laboratory, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 60 to 61
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)


Three Persian cats raised as pets by private owner at Chennai with a history of inappetance and constant head jerking and scratching of ears was referred by SPCA, Chennai for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical examination revealed intense pruritus around the ears, head shaking, alopecia and coffee coloured cerumen. Microscopic examination of cerumen revealed the presence of Otodectes cynotis and the smears prepared from ear discharges revealed the presence of Staphylococcus spp. The affected cats which were treated with ivermectin and ciprofloxacin showed marked improvement and the cats became normal and active after seven days post treatment.

Key Words: Cats, Otitis externa, Otodectes cynotis

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