micro-organisms fungus

  1. main facts on ringworm
    • Fungus affecting skin of cats and dogs humans and
    • other mammals
    • -highly contagious
    • -two species. Microsporum species- more common in
    • small animals
    • -Trichophyton species more common in large animals
    • but both infective to many species
    • -zoonotic
  2. what are the clinical signs for ringworm?
    • Pruritis
    • alopecia around eyes and nose and ears
    • can become generalized with weeping crusty lesions
  3. how do you dx ringworm?
    • Top 3
    • wood lamps for signs of fluoresce microsporum
    • species
    • -fungassay test kit requires 10-14 days for
    • results
  4. what are the roots of transmission for ringworm?
    Direct contact with fomites or infected animal
  5. what is the treatment and control of ringworm?
    • Treatment will start before
    • results come back in a suspected case
    • -oral and topical treatments
    • -protective clothing must be
    • used
    • -thorough cleaning of areas
    • -topical medication i.e
    • conofite cream
    • oral medications i.e program
  6. what is this fungus?
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  7. main points on yeast?
    • -part of normal floura
    • -yeast lager than bacteria
    • may infect intestinal tract, genital tract, skin,
    • ears and become systemic.
    • Shaped like a Y
  8. what are the clinical signs of yeast?
    • Pruritis
    • alopecia
    • self trauma
    • red lesions moist and skin is eroded
  9. how do you dx yeast|?
    • top 3
    • looking at ear swab under microscope
    • red lesions on skin
    • skin is moise and eroded
  10. what are the roots of transmission for yeast?
    • Imbalance of bacteria to yeast, after bacteria is
    • killed out yeast may over grow causing a infection.
  11. what is the treatment and control of yeast?
    • Ear medications containing anti inflam anti bacterial
    • anti fungal and anti yeast agents such as surolan and otomax.
  12. what fungus is this?Image Upload 2
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ringworm and yeast micro organisms (fungus) study notes 6