An Over View of Ovine and Caprine Dermatophytosis

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Wisal G. Abdalla

Abstract

Dermatophytosis is a superficial fungal infection of hair and keratinized layers of the epidermis and is caused by keratinophilic and keratinolytic genera such as Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. The animal age and trauma are important predisposing factors of disease. Show lambs are more susceptible to ringworm. T. verrucosum has been cited as a major agent encountered in cases of ovine and caprine ringworm. Lesions in lambs are most often noticed on the head while in goats lesions can occur beside head in pinnae, neck, and legs. The disease can be diagnosed by direct examination, fungal culture, skin biopsy and molecular diagnostic methods. This review will forecast more light on the different aspects of this disease.

Keywords:
Dermatophytosis, ovine, caprine, clinical feature, diagnosis, treatment.

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Abdalla, W. G. (2019). An Over View of Ovine and Caprine Dermatophytosis. South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology, 5(2), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajrm/2019/v5i230123
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