6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Systemic fungal infections remain a common problem for dogs and cats. Many of the etiologic agents are considered zoonotic, though direct transmission from pet animals to humans is rare. Systemic fungal infections can be difficult to diagnose and to treat, often requiring multiple diagnostic tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and many months of relatively expensive medications for effective treatment. The primary objectives for this presentation are to provide a brief overview of several common systemic mycoses, review diagnostic testing and recent updates, and review treatment options and recent updates.