Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 386

Case Report

Mixed infection of Trichophyton species in a Nigerian part Arab horse with dermatophytosis

Anyanwu Madubuike Umunna
  • Anyanwu Madubuike Umunna
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
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Onoja Remigius Ibe
  • Onoja Remigius Ibe
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
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Noel-Uneke Onyinye Ada
  • Noel-Uneke Onyinye Ada
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
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  •  Accepted: 06 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 May 2013

Abstract

A five-year-old Nigerian part Arab horse kept in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka demonstration farm was observed to have non-exudative, scaly circumscribed lesions on its body. Two dermatophytic fungi, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton verrucosum, were isolated from its hair plucking and skin scrapings. This report describes the trend in the diagnosis and differentiation of the two species of dermatophytes in a con-current infection of horse.

 

Key words: Dermatophytes, horses, Trichophyton, mixed infection.