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Common Mites of Your Rabbit and Small Animal Part III: Ear Mites and Canker

First Paragraph:
Rabbit ear mites, or Psoroptes cuniculi, are a common parasitic problem responsible for the condition known as ear canker. Considered one of the most common mites of rabbits, it also causes infection in cavies, horses, goats, antelopes, sheep, and cattle. Left untreated, canker can lead to secondary bacterial infections of the skin or invade the middle and inner ear leading to neurological disorders and fatal meningitis.
Publication Number:
FS1185
Author(s):
Deborah Cole
Mary Ann Metz
Jeannette Rea-Keywood
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
5/30/2013
Number of pages:
2
Tags:
canker, ear mites, rabbit ear infection, parasites