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ANIMAL FUNGAL DISEASES | SYMPTOMS, TRANSMISSION, EFFECTS, PREVENTIVE AND CURATIVE CONTROL

ANIMAL FUNGAL DISEASES

CONTENT

  • Ringworm
  • Aspergillosis

 

FUNGAL DISEASE ANIMAL AFFECTED MODE OF TRANSMISSION SYMPTOMS CONTROL/PREVENTION
RINGWORM Cattle Sheep, Goat and Rabbit Contact with contaminated feeders and water troughs Lesions (injury, damage, change in texture) in the skin of the animals, irritation

of the skin, loss of appetite and weight.

Disinfection of pens and equipment, treat affected parts with sulphur ointment.
ASPERGILLOSIS Aspergillus  fumigatus Poultry birds, pigs, Cattle Through contaminated feed (mouldy feed), mouldy litter. Difficult breathing, respiratory disorder, loss of appetite, irritation of skin, high body temperature, loss of weight. Regular disinfection of the pen and equipment, avoid use of mouldy feed, practice good sanitation and maintain proper hygiene, spray fungicide from time to time to kill fungi spores.
See also  CONTROL OF ANIMAL VIRAL DISEASES | SYMPTOMS, TRANSMISSION, EFFECTS, PREVENTIVE AND CURATIVE

 

EVALUATION

  1. List three fungal diseases
  2. State the symptoms of ringworm

 

See also

ANIMAL BACTERIAL DISEASES

CONTROL OF ANIMAL VIRAL DISEASES

ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

ROUTINE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF FARM ANIMALS

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

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