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  • > MYKODERMOASSAY DTM

    Applicable to

    Dog, Cat, Horse, Cattle, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Goat, Sheep, Hedgehog, Pig, Birds / Poultry

    MYKODERMOASSAY DTM
    > Field of Application

    MYKODERMOASSAY DTM is a special agar for the qualitative detection of veterinary relevant dermatophytes.

    > General

    Dermatophytoses/ringworm belong to the most frequent infectious dermatoses in pocket pets, pets and farm animals, but also in humans (zoonosis). They are caused by dermatophytes, filamentous fungi using keratin (skin, hair and claws) as carbon source.

    The clinically most relevant species are Microsporum (M.canis, M.gypseum, M.persicolor), Trichophyton (T.verrucosum, T.mentagrophytes) and Epidermophyton. Beside age and immunosuppression, familiar, breeding (especially persian cats) and keeping conditions (breeding, animal shelter, hunting dog, multiple species keeping), travelling, lactation (transmission of infection to puppies) as well as e.g. ectoparasite based diseases and debilitated animals play an important role in developing a ringworm disease. Warm and humid climate is an additional trigger.

    In case of clinical suspicion of an ongoing dermatophytosis (spotted, patchy areas of alopecia, often nonpruritic), establishment of a mycological culture using dermatophyte specific media is known to be the most reliable technique.

    The MYKODERMOASSAY DTM is a classical dermatophyte medium in agar vials with tilted agar. It ensures a fast evaluation of the clinically suspected diagnosis through colour change of the agar. This enables the veterinarian in suspicious cases to identify a dermatophytosis and initiate a specific therapy.

    Specifications

    Detection of

    Dermatophytes

    Sample material:

    Skin scrapings, dandruff, plucked hairs, feathers

    Test time/duration

    3 weeks

    Storage

    2–8°C (shelf life 3 years) or 15–25°C (shelf life 2 years)

    Test procedure

    Culture

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    Product

    Art.-No. 716M12MP1

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    Format:

    12 agar vials with dermatophyte special agar