Conjunctival fungal flora in horses, cattle, dogs, and cats

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1984 May 15;184(10):1240-2.

Abstract

Conjunctival swab specimens were obtained from both eyes of 43 horses, 25 cows, 50 dogs, and 25 cats without keratitis or other ophthalmologic problems. Fungi were isolated from 95% of the horses, 100% of the cows, 22% of the dogs, and 40% of the cats. Aspergillus spp were isolated from 56% of the horses, 12% of the cows, 8% of the cats, and none of the dogs. Penicillium spp and Cladosporium spp were isolated ubiquitously. Collectively, 28 species from 209 isolants were identified.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology
  • Cats / microbiology*
  • Cattle / microbiology*
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology
  • Conjunctiva / microbiology*
  • Dog Diseases / microbiology
  • Dogs / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Horse Diseases / microbiology
  • Horses / microbiology*
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / microbiology
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / veterinary
  • Mitosporic Fungi / isolation & purification*
  • Mycoses / microbiology
  • Mycoses / veterinary