Develop your knowledge and understanding of dermatophytosis in ferrets, a fungal skin infection commonly known as ringworm. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Ferret skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of dermatophytosis in ferrets:
Cause – Microsporum canis or Trichophyton mentagraphytes.
Signs – alopecia, broken hairs, erythema, scaling, crusting.
Diagnosis – microscopic examination, hair pluck, trichogram, fungal culture.
Treatment – miconazole, terbinafine, clotrimazole, enilconazole; oral griseofulvin in severe cases.
Prognosis – good.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (ferrets) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.