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Dermatophytosis or ringworm is an infectious fungal disease that can be produced by three species of dermatophytes. Microsporum canis seems to be prevalence and more common cause of ringworm but dermatophytosis can be produced by another dermatophytes agents.(like M.gypseum)

Dermatophytes invade and live in keratinized layer of derm and can be transmitted to human and animals by direct contact with infectious animals or by soil.

In this research, we tried to determine the subclinical dermatophytosis prevalence in stray cats. We selected specimens from 75 stray cats.(Table 1) Specimens were collected by brush method. After collection, specimens were cultured in both S.D.A and Mycobiotic agar medium. Cultures medium were studied every day and final results accepted after 30 days. Different fungal colonies were seen after 3-5 days in Sabouraud' S dextrose agar medium (like cladosporium, fusarium and... table 2)

Microsporum canis were isolated from only two stray cats in mycobiotic agar medium after 30 days. None of the stray cats have any dermal signs and we never seen any signs of dermatophytosis and cladosporiosis.

According to the results and lack of any dermal signs, one method of transmission of ringworm to human and pets is contact with these cats. We think that the stray cats can be carrier of this disease and seems that they will be a potential source of environment contamination.

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Surgery & Sports Medicine
Oral Presentations
Morbidity Factors Of Anxiety Disorders
PTT Excision Of Ear Canal Polyps
Rabies Antibody Tests: IHA vs Elisa
Hip Luxation: Surgical Repair
Surgical Repair Of Mitral Regurg.
Dental Pulp/Dentin Deposition
Ehrlichiosis Study, Azarbaijans
B. Thuring. Effects On Trichostrongylus
Growth Plate Closure Times, Kangal
Revolution, Dog/Cat Flea Control
Electrical Stim. For Nerve Injuries
BAPN-F For Gastroc. Tendon Healing
Patch Test, Dogs; Human Allergy Stats.
Abd. Adhesion Prevention, Omenectomy
Leptospirosis Study, Tehran
Ehrlichiosis, Protein Alterations
Xenograft For Femural Fx. Repair
Omentum For Tendon Healing
Pet Behavior During Bombing
Evaluation Of Silk Suture
Canine Testis Gene Expression
Radiologic Signs, Spirocerca
Feline Interferon In FeLV/FIV Cats
HbA1c In Diabetic Dogs
Bovine Xenograft For Tibial Repair
Tibial Segmental Defect, Treatment
Bovine Bone Pin For Fracture Repair
Rabies Immunity, Tehran, Dogs
Oral Antibiotics, Owner Compliance
Excision Arthroplasty, Dogs/Cats
Ovine Xenograft For Radial Fractures
Endochondral Ossification
Intertrochanteric Osteotomy Fixation
Immunoglobuline, Atopic Dermatitis
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Efficacy of Revolution (selamectin)
Bordetella Bronchiseptica
Bone Cement and Graft
Femoral Head
Bacterial Infections, Urinary
Mammary Neoplasias
Bilateral Anterior Hemimelia
Adenocarcinoma, Apocrine Glands
Bone Marrow Toxicity
Carmustine, Lymphoma
Desflurane Anesthesia
Nutrition, Hyperlipidaemia
Perianal Fistula
L-Carnitine Supplementation
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