Prevalence of ringworm (dermatophytosis) in dogs and cats submitted to the small animal clinic of the University of Nairobi between 2001 and 2010

  • MO Odongo
  • DP Langat
  • JD Mande
  • JMA Kitaa
  • PR Wasike
  • CM Mulei

Abstract

A retrospective study was carried out to determine the prevalence of ringworm in 15,176 dogs and 405 cats submitted to the Small Animal Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi between 2001 and 2010. Male dogs were 7177 (47.3 %) and females were 7999 (52.7 %), whereas those less than one year were 8662 (57.1%) and those above one year were 6514 (42.9 %). Of the total 405 cats presented to the clinic, 331 (81.7%) were under one year of age and 74 (18.3%) were over one year old, respectively.
Published
2014-02-04
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