Dermatophytosis is an infection of the skin, hair and claws, cause by pathogenic fungi, including Microsporum and Trichophyton species. These fungi cause most of the dermatomycoses in veterinary medicine. Clinical signs are nonspecific and commonly include alopecia, broken hairs and scale with dry or greasy skin quality.
Sample Type: Hair and scales or skin squama from lesions | Test Time: As early as 48 hours
FUNGASSAY® Dermatophyte Test Medium is a ready-to-use culture medium that provides veterinarians with a simple, rapid and practical method for confirming diagnosis of dermatophyte infections. The growth of Microsporum and Trichophyton species, pathogenic fungi associated with most of the dermatomycoses in veterinary medicine, will cause the medium to turn from amber to red.