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Pet talk - Nov. 17, 2014
Ringworm
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Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as “ringworm,” is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals. “The term ‘ringworm’ actually comes from the circular, ring-like lesion formed on the skin of infected people; however, the disease itself is not caused by a worm at all,” said Dr. Alison Diesel, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dermatophytosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it not only can be transmitted to other animals, but to people as well.