DERMATOPHYTOSIS CONTROL


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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