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Dermatophytosis is a common, contagious, superficial fungal infection of keratinized tissues — including the superficial epidermis, hair, and, less commonly, hooves. Synonyms include ringworm or “girth itch.” Horses of all ages can become infected with dermatophytes, but young horses are more commonly affected. Although multiple fungal genera are capable of producing dermatophytosis, the majority of… Read More »

Viral Enteritides

Most viral enteritides of dogs and cats, especially the parvovirus infections, cause an acute and usually self-limiting diarrhea, although severe cases in young or immunocompromised patients may be fatal. Canine parvovirus infection is described here as the index case for viral enteritides. Canine Parvovirus Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) is a highly contagious cause of… Read More »


Agents which inhibit the growth of microorganisms, and are suitable for application to wounds or the unbroken skin. Preparations designed to kill organisms are properly called ‘disinfectants’ or ‘germicides’. Many substances may be either antiseptic or disinfectant according to the strength used. Very strong antiseptic or disinfectant solutions should not be used for wounds because… Read More »


An acute, usually fatal, infection found in mammals; it is commonest among the herbivora. Cause The Bacillus anthracis. Under certain adverse circumstances, each rod-shaped bacillus is able to form itself into a spore. The spores of anthrax are hard to destroy. They resist drying for a period of at least 2 years. They are able… Read More »