Kennel Disinfectants for Microsporum canis and Trichophyton sp. PawPeds. By Sibylle Nagel.
(Copyright © Sibylle Nagel, Cattery of GreyGables, Germany. Reprinted with permission.) Many breeders know about it but nobody talks about the problem. So, at the time you receive the diagnosis ringworm (Microsporum canis) for any of your cats you will most probably not have heard of it before and in the beginning you will not realise what it is all about.
Soon after reading and hearing more about the disease you will certainly be shocked. Topic - Suggested Addition to GL Fungus Page - Ringworm Oral Meds. Lynx, I've searched through the ringworm threads and looked at the GL fungus page - here is some information that you might consider adding to the GL fungus page.
Someone more knowledgable on this subject may have some useful info to add as well. The oral treatments listed on the GL page include Program and ketoconazole. There is now a third - itraconazole - with the US brand name Sporonox and the UK brand name Itrafungol. For dogs and cats, itraconazole has shown fewer negative side effects than ketoconazole but is unfortunately more expensive. For reference and more info: Link to US site: Link to UK site with dosing info: I am currently treating my pig with Itrafungol - when the vet prescribed it she explained that it was a fairly new treatment (maybe just in the UK) that has been very successful in the treatment of ringworm. Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) in Cats-With Photos.
What is ringworm?
Also known as 'dermatophytosis' (pronounced der-mato-ptosis), ringworm is the most common fungal skin infection seen in cats. It is caused by a microscopic group of parasitic, fungal organisms known as dermatophytes (which means "plants that live on the skin"). Ringworm invades the dead, outer layers of the skin, claws, and hair. The name "ringworm" comes from the ring like lesions which develop on the cat's skin. The fungus is more common in areas of high humidity and temperatures. Dermatophytosis in Dogs and Cats: Dermatophytosis: Merck Veterinary Manual. In dogs, ~70% of cases are caused by Microsporum canis, 20% by M gypseum, and 10% by Trichophyton mentagrophytes; in cats, 98% are caused by M canis.
The Wood's lamp is useful in establishing a tentative diagnosis of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats but cannot be used to exclude this type of infection. Definitive diagnosis is established by DTM culture (see Dermatophytosis). Detection of infection in asymptomatic carrier animals is facilitated by brushing the coat with a new toothbrush and then inoculating a culture plate with the collected hair and scale by pressing the bristles to the surface of the medium. The clinical appearance of ringworm in cats is quite variable. Kittens are affected most commonly. Lesions in dogs are classically alopecic, scaly patches with broken hairs. Uh82a6e8_esccapgl2guidelines.pdf. Ringworm_procedures_v1.pdf. Microsporum spp - Cat. Ringworm in a 12-week-old Tonkinese kitten, showing small circular lesions around the face.
Courtesy Dr Jim Euclid Same cat as above Microsporum spp fungal infection in the scruff of a British queen secondary to mating. Courtesy Dr Jim Euclid. Dermatology for Animals - Part 1. Also Known As: Dermatophytosis, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum gypseum, fungal infection Transmission or Cause: Ringworm is transmitted from the environment to the animal.
The fungus can infect the hair, nails, or skin and then be passed via the infected hair or scales of the skin to another animal. All bedding materials, combs, clippers, cages or any other objects with which an infected animal comes into contact become potential sources of infection. Other sources of infection include soil and rodents. Risk factors include poor nutrition, poor hygiene, and housing situations in which a large number of animals are closely grouped together. Itrafungol Oral Solution - Pet Drugs Online. It’s our aim to get your pet’s medication to you as soon as possible, so we offer a range of delivery options: Our standard delivery is free by Royal Mail 2nd Class and takes 3-5 days.
If your pet needs their medication sooner, we can deliver it by Royal Mail 1st Class or a guaranteed Next Day Courier service for a small fee (for items in stock ordered before 12pm Monday to Friday - excludes Saturday delivery). Food deliveries - food orders weighing 2kg and over ordered before 12pm will be delivered next working day by Courier Monday to Friday (excluding Saturdays). Food orders weighing 6kg and over also qualify for free next working day courier delivery. Please note that if you are purchasing non-food items at the same time as food items weighing 2kg and over, these will be sent separately by second class post. Orders under £20 have a £2.50 handling fee automatically added. For more information, view our Delivery and Returns page. NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines: Itrafungol 10 mg/ml Oral Solution - Dosage and administration.
Itrafungol 10 mg/ml Oral Solution Dosage and administration The solution is administered orally, directly into the mouth by means of the enclosed graduated dosing syringe.
Dose 5 mg/kg bodyweight per day (or 0.5 ml/kg/day).