Dermatophytosis in three colony-born spotted hyenas.


An adult female hyena and her two 4-month-old cubs were found to have multifocal areas of alopecia and dermatitis. Dermatophyte culture of hair and skin samples collected from the lesions yielded Trichophyton mentagrophytes. None of 10 other animals in the colony that were tested were found to have dermatophytes. Lesions were treated twice, at 3-week… (More)