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Dermatophytes in domestic animals

Francisco Javier Cabañes

Departament de Patologia i de Producció Animals, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Dermatophytes are cited among the most frequent causes of dermatological problems in domestic animals. However, only a few species belonging to the genera Microsporum and Trichophyton are usually the cause of dermatophytosis in these animals. In very few cases, anthropophilic species have been mentioned as a cause of dermatophytosis in animals. However some geophilic dermatophytes are normally the cause of a relatively low number of cases of ringworm. Animals serve as reservoirs of the zoophilic dermatophytes, and their infections have considerable zoonotic importance. In this article, the occurrence and the main distinctive characteristics of the usual etiological agents of dermatophytosis, both in pets and in farm animals, are described. A simple key for the identification of these dermatophytes is included.
 
 

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In: Kushwaha RKS, Guarro J (Eds.). Biology of Dermatophytes and other Keratinophilic Fungi.
Revista Iberoamericana de Micología, Bilbao, 2000.
 
 

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