Dermatophytosis in cats and dogs
Friday, July 1, 2011
Dermatophytoses are a common dermatological disease. They can be challenging to manage as they are expensive to treat, difficult to control and zoonotic. Correct identification through good laboratory analysis is essential, with fungal culture being the gold standard. Knowledge of drugs available to treat dermatophytosis is helpful, although most animals with a competent immune system will resolve their dermatophyte infection spontaneously. Treatment of animals in multi-pet households or where there are young children or immuno compromised individuals is essential because of the highly contagious, zoonotic nature of this disease.
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