PRO/AH/EDR> Geotrichum candidum – Italy: horse, skin infection

Other Animal Disease — Worldwide/Unknown
A veterinarian should be called promptly in cases of skin disease in horses, according to researchers, who have described a case of fungal dermatitis resulting in the gelding becoming very unwell.
The researchers, writing in the journal Animals (), have reported on what they describe as a rare case of generalized fungal dermatitis in a horse caused by _Geotrichum candidum_.
There are 13 species of this yeast-like fungi, commonly found in soil, air, water, milk, silage, and plant tissues.