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a zoophilic fungal species causing ectothrix infections of hair in horses, from which humans may also be infected; it requires nicotinic acid for growth.
a genus of fungi that may cause various infections of the skin, hair and nails. It utilizes keratin as a source of nourishment and is therefore localized in its pathogenicity to the skin and its appendages. The perfect state is in the genus Arthroderma. Called also Achorion.
an occasional cause of bovine mastitis.
causes ringworm in horses.
now called Microsporum gallinae; the cause of favus in fowl.
Trichophyton megninii, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton shoenleinii, Trichophyton tonsurans, Trichophyton violaceum
anthropophilic species which occasionally infect animals.
Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Trichophyton gypseum)
causes ringworm in horses, dogs and many other species. T. var erinacei occasionally causes ringworm in dogs and other species; the reservoir is the European hedgehog.
causes ringworm in monkeys and poultry.
causes ringworm in cattle, sheep and goats.