Posted on Oct.24, 2011, under Tutorial
Ringworm is an infection of skin, hair, or claws caused by a type of fungus known as dermatophyte. Almost all of ringworm in cats caused by the fungus Microsporum canis. The fungi spread easily to people primarily by direct contact or contaminated objects. The infection happen depends on fungal species, and also host factors (age, health, nutrition, grooming habits).
Infected cats can develop circular, bald, scaly patches with broken hairs in ring-like whirls. The most common areas for ringworm are face, ear tips, tail, and feet. Your veterinarian will diagnose ringworm by fungal culture, UV lamp examination or microscopic examination.
Ringworm infections clear up without treatment, but cats with widespread ringworm are most often treated with anti-fungal medications. Your veterinarian can provide you with information about any treatment that appropriate for your pet and advice to avoid ringworm infection. Source: The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health
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