Survey on Dermatophytosis in Iraqi camels

  • M.H. Hussain Coll. of Vet. Med. / Univ. of Al-Qadisiyah


This survey aimed to answer a question has applied in the clinics “what are the fungal skin
affections in Iraqi camels?â€. The survey, in three provinces; Al-Qadissiya, Al- Najaf & Al-
Muthanna; has identified three Dermatophytes “Trichophyton verrucosum in 58%, Microsporum
canis in 42% & Epidermophyton fluccosum in 22%†& four non-dermatophytes “Penicillium
brevicompactum in 31.6%, Ulocladium chartarum in 22.8%, Aspergillus fumigates in 22.8% &
Scopulariopsis bainier in 22.8%†in 112 camels. Dermatophytosis was diagnosed in 65.2% in
camels less than 5 years old, 34.8% in camels 5-10 years old & no cases were diagnosed in
camels more than 10 years old.