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1 September 2016 ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MICROSPORUM CANIS FROM ASIAN ELEPHANTS (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS) IN THE CHONGQING ZOO, CHINA
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Skin diseases affect millions of people and animals worldwide, including Asian elephants. This study sought to determine the pathogen of skin diseases that occurred in Asian elephants in Chongqing Zoo, China. The isolated fungus was identified through its cultural characteristics, morphology, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification. The PCR amplification using common fungal primers (ITS1 and ITS4) determined that the pathogen was 99.7% homologous to Microsporum canis. This is the first report on elephants infected with Microsporum canis in China.

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Xingfang Qiao, Juan Hu, Denghu Wu, Li Wei, Yang Yang, Jiankang Chen, Benzhong Mi, and SongQuan Yang "ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF MICROSPORUM CANIS FROM ASIAN ELEPHANTS (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS) IN THE CHONGQING ZOO, CHINA," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3), 844-845, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2014-0213.1
Received: 5 November 2014; Published: 1 September 2016
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