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Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals

Editors: Seyedmousavi, S., de Hoog, G.S., Guillot, J., Verweij, P.E. (Eds.)

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  • Provides in-depth knowledge on the most current mycoses in animals
  • Covers various animal groups 
  • Discusses the evolution of antifungal resistance
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This book provides in-depth insights into epidemic and emerging mycoses in various animal groups. The different categories of pathogens and outbreak fungi are discussed.

In an introductory chapter, the reader will be provided basic information on fungal infections that are non-transmissible, infections from a common environmental source known as sapronoses, and zoophilic fungal pathogens in various animal species and populations, worldwide

Chapter 2 details the vocabulary and terminology that is required in the scientific literature in order to maintain clarity of expression to the field of Mycology.

Chapters 3 to 9 discuss epidemic mycoses with a reservoir in animals and occasional outbreaks, including dermatophytoses, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, adiaspiromycosis and similar diseases, blastomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis ceti (lacaziosis/lobomycosis).

Chapters 10 to 15 comprise emerging mycoses in animals that include feline sporotrichosis, lethargic crab disease, emergence of C. gattii in animals and zoonotic potential, white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats, chytridiomycosis in frogs and salamanders and aspergillosis in cats.

The last chapter is about treatment possibilities, antifungal use in veterinary practice, and emergence of resistance.

The book will address medical and veterinary mycologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, ecologists, public health scientists from academia and industry as well as graduate students, PhD students and postdocs in the field.

About the authors

Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA

 G. Sybren de Hoog

Center of Expertise in Mycology RadboudUMC/CWZ, Nijmegen, and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 Jacques Guillot

Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Dermatology, and Dynamyc Research Group, EnvA, UPEC, Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France

 Paul E. Verweij

Department of Medical Microbiology, and Center of Expertise in Mycology RadboudUMC/CWZ, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


“This unique reference is a much needed update in the ever-changing field of medical and veterinary mycology and focuses on established and emerging fungal infections in animals. … The book is written for anyone with an interest in fungal disease, namely scientists, postdocs, and graduate students in fields such as medical and veterinary mycology, epidemiology, ecology, public health, and infectious disease.” (Kathryn M. Fleming, Doody's Book Reviews, December 14, 2018)​

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Distribution of Pathogens and Outbreak Fungi in the Fungal Kingdom

    Hoog, G. Sybren (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Epidemiological Definitions, Terminology and Classifications with Reference to Fungal Infections of Animals

    Fisher, Matthew C.

    Pages 17-27

  • Common and Emerging Dermatophytoses in Animals: Well-Known and New Threats

    Hubka, Vit (et al.)

    Pages 31-79

  • Coccidioidomycosis in Animals

    Barker, Bridget Marie

    Pages 81-114

  • Histoplasmosis in Animals

    Guillot, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 115-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals
  • Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi
  • G. Sybren de Hoog
  • Jacques Guillot
  • Paul E. Verweij
Springer International Publishing
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Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
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Number of Pages
X, 406
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour