Many environmental factors (for example, temperature, relative humidity, ventilation, NH3 concentration) can influence the health and welfare of rabbits reared in intensive farms. Among these elements, microorganisms and, in particular, fungi play a pivotal role in the spreading of potential pathogenic and zoonotic diseases. Aim of our work was to evaluate the fungal contamination in two different rabbit rearing (A and B). SAS System® (PBI International, Italy) and opened plates, filled with cultural media for fungal growth (environmental and dermatophytes) have been used. The data collected in both the farms showed that, for environmental fungi, Aspergillus, Alternaria and Penicillium were the most spread. On the contrary, for dermatophytes, there was a difference between farm A and B. In fact, in the first one Microsporum canis (a known zoonotic agent) has been recovered in high concentration, while in the second rearing we have isolated Microsporum gypseum a geophilic fungus with a very low pathogenic potential.
|Titolo:||Fungal environment in different rabbit intensive farms|
|Autori interni:||LUZI, FABIO (Secondo)|
MARTINO, PIERA ANNA (Primo)
VERGA, MARINA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/20 - Zoocolture|
Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici
Settore AGR/19 - Zootecnica Speciale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Associazione scientifica di produzione animale|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4081/ijas.2007.1s.774|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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