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Scientifica - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 6280646, 7 pages -

Research Article

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, PMB 1045, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Diagnostics and Extension, National Veterinary Research Institute, PMB 01, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria

Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, PMB 2373, Benue State, Nigeria

Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Faculty of Public Health, University of Ibadan, PMB 5017, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, PMB 1045, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Received 26 December 2015; Revised 2 May 2016; Accepted 9 May 2016

Academic Editor: Michael Ivan Lindinger

Copyright © 2016 Magdalene N. Maurice et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study was designed to determine the occurrence and species distribution of dermatophyte from cutaneous skin lesions of horses in Kaduna State, Nigeria. A total of 102 skin scrapings were collected from 102 horses with skin lesions. Mycological studies were carried out using conventional techniques. Dermatophytes were isolated from 18 17.6% of the 102 samples collected. The 18 dermatophytes were distributed into 10 different species belonging to Microsporum and Trichophyton genera. T. verrucosum was the most predominant species isolated followed by M. equinum , T. vanbreuseghemii , M. gypseum , and M. canis . Others include M. fulvum , T. mentagrophytes , T. equinum , T. soudanense , and M. gallinae . The present study reveals the occurrence of dermatophytes in cutaneous skin lesions of horses in Kaduna State, Nigeria. In addition for the first time in this environment the anthropophilic dermatophyte T. soudanense was isolated from horses. These findings have great economic, veterinary, and public health significance as they relate to the cost of treatment and dissemination of zoonotic dermatophytes.





Autor: Magdalene N. Maurice, Haruna M. Kazeem, Clara N. Kwanashie, Nanven A. Maurice, Emmanuel O. Ngbede, Helen N. Adamu, Wayuta P.

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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