Ringworm in Cats – new Ideas for a Common Disease

Ringworm is a common problem in cats, especially those in shelters or rescues. It is highly contagious and can spread rapidly to other cats and humans.  Learn more about the disease in this month’s episode of Morris Animal Foundation’s “Fresh Scoop” podcast, available now for streaming and download. Host Dr. Kelly Diehl, the Foundation’s Senior Director of Science and Communications, interviews Dr. Alex Moskaluk, veterinary postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University.

Moskaluk discusses the basics of ringworm infection and the challenges the disease poses to shelter and rescue workers, veterinarians and cat owners. She also discusses the latest research on treatment and diagnosis, including her new project that she hopes will uncover more about the organism and lead to the development of a new, rapid diagnostic test.

“Fresh Scoop” is Morris Animal Foundation’s monthly veterinary science podcast designed to appeal to practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians and students, as well as animal-loving science geeks. Episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, Google podcasts and Stitcher, as well as the Foundation’s podcast page.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Headquartered in Denver, and founded in 1948, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical health studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

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