7-Title: Incidence and pathology of dermatophytosis in cattle, buffaloes and goats in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh

7-Title: Incidence and pathology of dermatophytosis in cattle, buffaloes and goats in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh

Authors: R Choudhary, S Shukla, DS Yadav, D Chhabra, AK Jayraw, NS Choudhary and N Jamra

Source: Ruminant Science (2023)-12(1):41-46.

How to cite this manuscript: Choudhary R, Shukla S, Yadav DS, Chhabra D, Jayraw AK, Choudhary NS and Jamra N (2023). Incidence and pathology of dermatophytosis in cattle, buffaloes and goats in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Ruminant Science 12(1):41-46.


The study was undertaken to determine the incidence, gross and microscopic pathology of cutaneous lesions caused by dermatophytes in cattle, buffaloes and goats in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Among 1000 animals examined per species irrespective of sex, age and breed for the presence of skin lesions (small, occult and scattered lesions) from Oct. 2020 to March 2021, 58 cattle, 45 buffaloes and 8 goats were found positive for characteristic skin lesions. In the current study, a higher incidence of fungal infection was found in cattle (5.8%) followed by buffalo (4.5%) and the least was observed in goats (0.8%). The overall incidence of 11.1% was reported in all species studied. Clinical diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology of tissue sections through H & E and Periodic Acid Schiff staining method. The rate of dermatophytes infection was found to be higher in the rainy and summer season as compared to spring and winter. Higher rainfall and humidity along with increased temperature were found to be most favourable for the propagation of pathogens in animals.



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