Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Trichophyton spp

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Richard Walker

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

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Clinical Effects

Epidemiology

Transmission

Pathological effects

  • Site of lesions depends on reservoir and transmission, eg T. erinacei (the reservoir host being the hedgehog), occurs on muzzle, face, front paws and legs of dogs which worry hedgehogs, and T. equinum survives in fomites such as tack and grooming equipment and so occurs in horses in those areas which come into contact.

Other Host Effects

  • Some species have become adapted for survival in the skin of specific host species, ie they are zoophilic, eg T. erinacei (European hedgehogs), T. mentagrophytes (rodents), T. verrucosum (cattle).

Control

Control via chemotherapies

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Moreillo K A et al (1991) Fungal flora of the coat of pet cats .Am J Vet Res 52(4), 602-606.

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