Studies on Dermatophytosis of Common Seal and Elephant

물범 및 코끼리의 백선균증(白癬菌症)에 관한 연구(硏究)

  • Choi, Won Pil (Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongbuk National University)
  • 최원필 (경북대학교 농과대학 수의학과)
  • Published : 1981.10.15


This experiment was undertaken to determine the causative agent of dermatophytosis occured in the 3 common seals and a elephant which were derived from the Tae-gu and Busan zoological gardens. Direct microscopic examination, culture and pathogenicity test were performed for the samples obtained from the skin lesions of the affected common seals and elephant. The causative agent was identified as Trichophyton mentagrophytes exclusively in these cases, and the present report describes the first cases of the common beat and elephant ringworm.