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Psoroptic Otocariasis Associated with Psoroptes Cuniculi in Domestic Rabbits in Korea
Kyung-Yeon Eo and Oh-Deog Kwon
Seoul Zoo, Gwacheon 427-702, Korea; 1College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea. Corresponding author:


Two male domestic rabbits, weighing 2.8 and 3.4 kg, were referred to the Animal Health Center of the Seoul Zoo with clinical signs of head shaking and extensive pinnal pruritus. Diagnosis was accomplished by clinical signs and microscopic examination of skin lesions. Psoroptes cuniculi, the ear mite of domestic rabbits, was identified as the cause of the lesions. To our knowledge, this is the first report of P. cuniculi in domestic rabbits in Korea.

Key words: Ear mite, Ivermectin, Psoroptes cuniculi, Psoroptic otocariasis, Rabbit


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)