Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy

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Ear Mite Infestation in Two Dogs and its Therapy

Two dogs were referred to the clinic with the history of severe itching around the ears since 20 days. Clinical examination revealed intense pruritus around the ears, head shaking, alopecia and coffee coloured cerumen. Haematology results were within normal range except for eosinophilia. Examination of the dark coloured cerumen revealed exist Otodectes mites. Hence, dogs were treated with oral ivermectin along with supportive therapy and after 16 to 18 days of therapy dogs were free from pruritus.

Author(s): Sivajothi S, Reddy BS