Dermatophilus


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Dermatophilus

 [der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus]
a genus of gram-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic actinomycetes; D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

/Der·ma·toph·i·lus/ (der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus)
1. Tunga.
2. a genus of pathogenic actinomycetes. D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

a genus of bacteria in the family Dermatophilaceae.

Dermatophilus chelonae
causes skin lesions in turtles.
Dermatophilus congolensis
gram-positive, tapering filaments with right-angled branching, producing coccoid cells and flagellated, motile zoospores. Causes mycotic dermatitis, strawberry footrot, streptothricosis. Has many synonyms including D. dermatonomus, D. pedis, Polysepta, Nocardia, Streptothrix spp.
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Prevention of mud fever is all about avoiding exposure to the Dermatophilus and Staphylococcus bacteria by trying to avoid prolonged exposure to mud - which is easier said than done this year - and using barrier creams to prevent direct contact between the mud and the skin.
It is caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis which is present on the skin of healthy sheep; prolonged wetting of the fleece allows the disease to become active.