Fungal Diseases in Animals, 3rd Edition

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Pathogenesis and Disease Control".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 179

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Veterinary fungal diseases have been neglected over the years, despite their spread across the world involving several classes of animals. Mycoses and mycotoxicoses are the main fungal affections found in animals.

Animal mycoses impact animal welfare as well on human health when zoonotic agents, such as dermatophytes and Sporothrix spp., are involved.  In food-producing species, organisms such as aspergilli, Nosema spp., Saprolegnia spp., and Prototheca spp. can be responsible for heavy economic losses. Furthermore, several emerging pathogens (e.g., Capronia in mussels, Nannizziopsaceae in reptiles,  Batrachochytrium spp. In amphibians, Geomyces destructans in Chiroptera)  represent a threat and drive the decline of animal populations.

Mycotoxicoses, caused by secondary toxic fungal metabolites, can impact animal health when acute disease occurs or may accumulate in the food chain, inducing pathologic disorders in humans.

This Special Issue will be devoted to studies including all the aspects of animal fungal infections, with a particular emphasis to etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis diagnosis, control, and treatment of diseases they can induce. Experimental studies, as well as case reports and review papers, will be welcome.

Prof. Dr. Francesca Mancianti
Guest Editor

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  • mycoses
  • mycotoxicoses 
  • fungal zoonoses 
  • fungi 
  • molds 
  • yeasts 
  • dimorphic fungi 
  • microsporidia 
  • algae 
  • oomycetes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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