Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 3 (1): 34 - 39
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Wagdy Rady El-Ashmawy1, Ekbal Abd EL Hafez2, Haithem Abd El Saeed1
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt; 2Microbiology Department National Organization of Drug Control and Research, Egypt (NODCAR).

*Correspondence | Wagdy Rady El-Ashmawy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt; Email:

Ringworm is a fungal and zoonotic infectious disease, caused by different species of dermatophytes. In this study, skin scrapings and hair samples were collected from beef calves recently introduced into a beef farm they have clinical signs of dermatophytosis. The collected samples were directly examined for fungal elements by direct microscopy and fungal culture. Fungal culture revealed Trichophyton verrucosum. The antifungal activity of Bergamot oil (Citrus Bergamia) alone or in combination with salicylic acid using different concentrations was evaluated in vitro and revealed that Bergamot oil with different dilutions (1.25%, 2.5% and 5%) has a very effective antifungal effect against Trichophyton verrucosum.

Keywords | Bergamot oil, Trichophyton verrucosum, Antifungal activity, Dermatophytes, Beef calves.