What is Ringworm?
Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is a fungal infection of the hair, skin, and occasionally nails. Three species of ringworm cause the majority of infections: Microsporum canis (M. canis), Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The most common sources of infection are other infected pets, rodents, contaminated environments, and soil. It occurs more frequently in kittens, puppies, immunocompromised animals, and long-haired cats. Read more about Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)