Species affected: Cats (primarily), Dogs
Background: Ringworm is more common in cats than dogs, especially in Persians.
Symptoms: Lesions tend to be circular, with grayish flakes present. Pruritis can be intense, or may not be present.
Diagnostics: Fungal culture, especially from hair follicles pulled from the edges of the lesions.
Special Notes: It can be chronic and difficult to manage; sometimes present as latent infections in cats who are carriers of the disease.
Principles for Supplementation: Support for the immune system is important in these patients.