Dermatophilus is a common cutaneous and sometimes subcutaneous condition caused by the Gram positive actinomycetes Dermatophilus congolensis and other closely related Dermatophilus spp. This bacterium induces disease in a wide variety of wild and captive mammals and reptiles. Disease incidence is highest in the hot humid tropics and subtropics and in areas with heavy prolonged rainfall. In hot monsoon climates, cattle are the primary animals affected, and the disease is endemic in some portions of Africa.
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Dermatophilosis in Animals Disease Diagnostics