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An outbreak of ringworm in sheep in Ireland caused by Trichophyton verrucosum
  1. SB Power and
  2. A Malone
  1. Department of Agriculture, Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Cork, Ireland.

Abstract

An outbreak of ringworm in sheep in Ireland caused by Trichophyton verrucosum is described. The flock consisted of 110 sheep and two separate groups within the flock were affected. Eleven of the first group of 23 sheep and five of the second group of 25 sheep showed lesions. Contact with infected cattle and fomites contaminated by the cattle are believed to have caused the outbreak. An excellent response was obtained in both infected groups by treatment with griseofulvin at a dose rate of 7.5 mg/kg daily for seven days.

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