Otitis externa is seen clinically in cats, although studies investigating this condition within the UK are lacking. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Otodectes cynotis mites and microbial infection in the ear canals of cats in various rescue centres and a referral hospital.
Otoscopy was performed in 332 cats. Otoscopic findings were noted, including the gross visualisation of Otodectes species. A sample of cerumen was collected for cytological evaluation and a cerumen smear for detection of Otodectes mites if there was a large amount of aural exudate present.
Read full Article: Otoscopy and aural cytological findings in a population of rescue cats and cases in a referral small animal hospital in England and Wales – Sophie Tyler, Nicola Swales, Aiden P Foster, Toby G Knowles, Natalie Barnard, 2020 (sagepub.com)