, Volume 159, Issue 3, pp 377–380 | Cite as

In vitro susceptibility testing of Microsporum gypseum isolated from healthy cattle and soil samples against itraconazole, terbinafine, fluconazole and topical veterinarian drugs

  • Alessandra Gonçalves Krakhecke
  • Eurípedes Afonso
  • Joseane C. Ferreira
  • Regina Celia Candido


The present study evaluated in vitro susceptibility testing of dermatophytes isolates from healthy cattle and soil samples against three antifungal agents and three topical veterinarian drugs. Itraconazole and terbinafine showed a higher in vitro fungicidal activity than fluconazole. The veterinarian drugs LEPECID® and iodine 5% were more active in vitro than the UNGÜENTO® spray. All drugs showed fungicidal activity against Microsporum gypseum, and they may be considered as efficient agents for the topical treatment of dermatophytoses in cattle.


antifungal agents dermatophytosis iodine LEPECID® Microsporum gypseum UNGÜENTO® spray 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Gonçalves Krakhecke
    • 1
  • Eurípedes Afonso
    • 2
  • Joseane C. Ferreira
    • 3
  • Regina Celia Candido
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias of Universidade Estadual PaulistaMato Grosso do SulBrazil
  2. 2.Embrapa Pecuária SudesteBrazil
  3. 3.Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto of Universidade de São PauloBrazil

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