2000, Number 2
Vet Mex 2000; 31 (2)
Prevalence of dermatomycosis in dogs in an urban area of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos in Mexico
Granjeno CE, García VZ, Cervantes ORA, Guzmán CRE
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ABSTRACTDermatomycosis in dogs is widely distributed in the world including Mexico. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of this mycosis in apparently healthy dogs in the urban area of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Two hundred dogs from five small animal clinics were sampled at random. The hair brushed technique was used, and isolation and identification of genus and species were carried out. Dermatomycosis prevalence was 3.5% (seven positive dogs). Genus and species identified were Microsporum gypseum (n = 5), Trichophyton mentagrophytes (n = 1) and Trichophyton terrestres (n = 1). Statistical significant association was found regarding prevalence and dogs living in gardens (P › .01).