Current Trends in Entomology and Zoological Studies (ISSN: 2690-0114)

case report

Otobius megnini (Duges, 1844) Otoacariasis in a Horse from Tlahualilo, Durango, Mexico: A Case Report

Vicente Homero Gonzalez-Alvarez1, Josue Manuel de la Cruz-Ramos1, Sergio Orlando Yong-Wong1, Quetzaly Karmy Siller-Rodriguez2, Javier A. Garza-Hernandez3, Aldo Ivan Ortega-Morales4*

1Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Posgrado en Ciencias en Producción Agropecuaria, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez s/n, Col. Valle Verde, C.P. 27059, Torreón, Coahuila, México

2Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Calzada Las Palmas 1 y Sixto Ugalde, Col. Revolucion, C.P. 35050, Gomez Palacio, Durango, México

3Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica, Anillo Envolvente y Estocolmo s/n, Zona Pronaf, C.P. 32310, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

4Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Departmento de Parasitologia Periférico Raul Lopez Sanchez s/n, Col. Valle Verde, C.P. 27059, Torreon, Coahuila, México

*Corresponding author: Aldo Ivan Ortega-Morales, Departmento de Parasitologia, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Periferico Raul Lopez Sanchez s/n, Col. Valle Verde, C.P. 27059, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. Email:

Received Date: 17 April, 2018; Accepted Date: 11 June, 2018; Published Date: 20 June, 2018

1.  Abstract

This study reports the infestation of a horse by the tick Otobius megnini. A total of 82 specimens were collected from both ears during a routine consultation, and by morphological examination, all the specimens corresponded with the description of the ear tick. Studies are necessaries to determine the life cycle, the range of hosts, and the role in the transmission of diseases of public and veterinary concern by this tick in our region.

2.  Keywords: Argasidae; Ear tick; Horse; Otitis; Public health

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