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Ringworm - a fungal infection

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Ringworm - a fungal infection

Common skin signs, like crusting, scaling and hair loss, may be the consequence of fungal skin infection such as ringworm. When present, ringworm can affect numerous animals; outbreaks in racing and riding stables can be expensive to manage and can affect competition plans for prolonged periods (racehorses cannot appear at a racecourse with active lesions). It is important to identify the condition and to limit spread as much as possible.

Typical ringworm lesions on the face
©Rosanna Marsella

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