Ringworm Management for Animal Shelters
Ringworm is a fungus transferrable among all types of mammals, including humans.
Knowing how to manage suspected cases of ringworm will help you to prevent its spread and get any diagnosed cases under control.
How to Screen for Ringworm
- Conduct a visual exam
- Examine with a Wood’s lamp
- Collect samples of suspect hairs for a fungal culture
When to Obtain Samples for Diagnosis
- Positive screening test (see above)
- Active lesions
- Clinical history suggestive of ringworm
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