In-contact animals should be tested, and,
if found to be infected, separated from those not infected and treated as above.
In colonies of cats, uninfected in-contact cats may also be treated with griseofulvin
for 2 weeks. As dermatophytes can survive so well in the environment, environmental
Control is very important. Contaminated hair
clippings, and disposable equipment and bedding etc. should be destroyed. Fixed elements
of the environment should be vacuum cleaned and disinfected weekly with iodine, formalin
or hypochlorite solutions.
Vaccines have been developed and licensed
for use in other species, but more is needed on their efficacy in cats.
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