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|Diseases / List of Fungal / Algal Diseases / Disease summary|
|Disease Agents||Microsporum (Trichophyton) gallinae is the main dermatophyte of gallinaceous birds and may also affect other birds and mammals (B13.35.w2, B21, B36.15.w15, B47, B88).|
|Physical Agent(s)||-- Indirect / Secondary|
|General Description||In waterfowl: Focal facial dermatitis, with fungal hyphae identified (J3.130.w2)|
geographical distribution. Spread by direct (bird-to-bird) or indirect (via contaminated
environment) contact. May remain viable in e.g. sloughed skin or scales for up to one year
at room temperature.
Generally considered an uncommon disease of chickens and turkeys, seen as white patchy overgrowths of the comb and wattles which may develop into thick white crusts and resemble fowl pox (Avian Pox). Severe infections may affect feathered areas, invade feather follicles and result in systemic signs such as emaciation.
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|Disease has been reported in either the wild or in captivity in the following WATERFOWL Species:||Magpie goose Anseranas semipalmata, New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae in Victoria, Australia (J3.130.w2).|
|Disease has been reported in free-ranging populations of the following WATERFOWL Species:||--|
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