Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2017 , Vol 23 , Issue 3
A Case of Trichophyton mentagrophytes Infection in Rabbits Accompanied by Farm Staff Infection in China
1College of Animal Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, CHINA DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2016.16685 Trichophyton (T.) mentagrophytes is common tineas infection with high incidence in rabbits and also a classical zoonotic infection in people exposed to infected animals. However, many cases never got a correct diagnosis, let alone considerable management and treatment, which could cause certain economic losses in rabbit farms. An outbreak of a highly contagious skin disease infecting rabbits and accompanying all farm staff on a large scale rabbit farm in China was investigated. The disease was diagnosed by routine physical examinations, and the etiology of the disease was identified as T. mentagrophytes by fungal culture, sequence of ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS+) and chitin synthase-1 gene (pchs-1). To date, there is no report of Dermatomycoses infection in rabbits accompanied by farm staff infection in mainland China. In this case, the etiology is identified by using advanced molecular techniques and clinical, microbiological aspects and the histological features of the infection are described. Keywords : Dermatomycosis, Zoonosis, Trichophyton, Rabbits