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Otobius megnini1 (Dugès) on a Dog from the North-Central Part of Mexico
- González-Álvarez, Vicente Homero, Almazán-García, Consuelo, Siller-Rodríguez, Quetzally Karmy, Sánchez-Ramos, Francisco Javier, Valdés-Perezgasga, Ma. Teresa, Ortega-Morales, Aldo Iván
- The Southwestern entomologist 2018 v.43 no.1 pp. 267-270
- Otobius megnini, dogs, parasitism, pathogens, patients, public health, ticks, Mexico
- The purpose of the study was to report the presence of the soft tick Otobius megnini (Dugès) parasitizing a dog. Three specimens were collected during a routine consultation, and by morphological examination, identified as the ear tick. Physicians and public health authorities should be aware of the tick as part of differential diagnosis when earache is manifested by patients in close contact with animals and the posible incrimination of the parasite in harboring and transmitting pathogens.