Studies on the canine ringworm by Microsporum canis and carrier state of dermatophytes in canine and feline

Microsporum canis에 의한 개의 피부사상균증 및 개, 고양이의 피부사상균의 보균상황

  • 최원필 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 윤성웅 (대구직할시 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 송동준 (대구직할시 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 이춘식 (대구직할시 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 김영은 (대구직할시 가축위생시험소) ;
  • 박철정 (대구직할시 가축위생시험소)
  • Received : 1993.02.19
  • Published : 1993.04.30


This study was performed to examine the distribution of dermatophytes in asymptomatic 454 dogs and 106 cats and in 19 dogs with skin lesions in Taegu The results obtained were summarized as follows ; The causative agent was identified a Microsporum(M) canis in 4 dogs with skin lesions. The isolation rates of dermatophytes were 10.1%(46/454) in asymptomatic dogs and 33.0%(35/106) in asymptomatic cats. The isolation rates of dermatophytes in dogs and cats were lower at house than that at pet cannel and animal care center, and that in females were higher than that in males. From dogs, 43(93.5%) of M canis and 3(6.5%) of M gypseum, and from cats, 33(94.2%) of M canis, 1(2.9%) of M gypseum and M nanum were isolated.