GUIDELINE for Encephalitozoon cuniculi in cats

Encephalitozoon (E.) cuniculi is a common obligate intracellular microsporidian parasite of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), which is increasingly recognised as a pathogen of cats and other mammalian species.

Objectives: to review the literature on E. cuniculi in cats and provide recommendations for feline clinical conditions in which E.

GUIDELINE for Dermatophytosis, ringworm in cats

In contrast to single-celled yeasts, dermatophytes (literally: “skin plants”) are complex fungi growing as hyphae and forming a mycelium. Almost 40 species belonging to the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton are considered as dermatophytes.

GUIDELINE for Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is a sporadic mycosis that occurs worldwide in mammals and birds. Similar to the disease in humans, aspergillosis in cats can be classified by anatomic location, invasiveness, duration of infection, host immune status, pathology, and pathogenesis.

GUIDELINE for Cryptococcosis in Cats

Feline cryptococcosis is caused by basidiomycetous yeasts of the genus Cryptococcus belonging to the C. neoformans-C.

GUIDELINE for Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis is an important subcutaneous fungal infection of humans and animals in some endemic tropical and subtropical areas.

GUIDELINE for Blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis

Rare systemic fungal infections in Europe are blastomycosis (caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis), coccidioidomycosis (caused by Coccidioides immitis) and histoplasmosis (caused by Histoplasma capsulatum).

GUIDELINE for Rare opportunistic mycoses phaeohyphomycosis and hyalohyphomycosis

Phaeohyphomycoses are rare opportunistic fungal infections caused by numerous genera of fungal moulds that characteristically produce melanin-pigmented ”dematiaceous (dark-coloured) hyphal elements in tissues an in culture (Figs.