Type of dermatophytes on rabbit skin in rabbit café in Chiang Mai

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Vena Chupia
Phanthida Jirasarunyanon
Supawan Sriwises
Kannika Na Lampang
Nithidol Buranapim

Abstract

Dermatophytosis or ringworm is a superficial cutaneous infection caused by fungi of the genera Microsporum,Trichophytonand Epidermophyton, and it can transmit skin diseases among animals and humans (zoonosis). While dermatophytes have been investigated extensively in several animal species, information on rabbits is limited. The aim of this study was to discover the species of dermatophytes in rabbit cafés in Chiang Mai. ‪A total of 66hair samples was collected from rabbits in 3rabbit cafés by using brushingor the Mackenzie technique.  Sabouraud's dextrose agar plates, containing Cycloheximide and Chloramphenicol, were used as a fungal culture. The types of fungi were identified based on colony characteristics and observed fungal morphology under light microscope. Dermatophytes isolated from 100% (3/3) of the rabbit cafés were in 12.11% (8/66) of the hair samples. Microsporum gypseumat 7.57% (5/66), Trichophyton mentagrophytesat 3.03% (2/66), and Trichophyton verrucosumat 1.51% (1/66) were isolated from rabbits with healthy skin and those with a dermatological problem.

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Chupia, V., Jirasarunyanon, P., Sriwises, S., Na Lampang, K., & Buranapim, N. (2019). Type of dermatophytes on rabbit skin in rabbit café in Chiang Mai. Veterinary Integrative Sciences, 17(1), 75–85. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/vis/article/view/149244
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