Evaluation of fungal flora in normal and diseased canine ears.

  title={Evaluation of fungal flora in normal and diseased canine ears.},
  author={Jacquelyn J Campbell and Kimberly S Coyner and Shelley C. Rankin and Thomas P Lewis and Anthea E Schick and Amy K Shumaker},
  journal={Veterinary dermatology},
  volume={21 6},
This study was undertaken to characterize otic fungal flora encountered in normal dogs, atopic dogs with no clinical or cytological evidence of otitis and dogs with otitis externa. Forty-two normal dogs, 23 atopic dogs and 32 dogs with otitis were included in the study. Samples for otic fungal culture and cytology were obtained from all animals, for a total of 194 ears. Sixty-seven ear samples (34%) were culture positive for saprophytic fungal organisms, as follows: 43 (64%) Penicillium species… CONTINUE READING
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