Category: Integument

Posted in Felids Fungal Integument Nervous

𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐨𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐲𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 is an infection with 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 fungi, otherwise known as “𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐬”. Although these fungi most commonly infect the skin, they can also affect other organs.

Posted in Amphibians Bacterial Integument

𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐠 or 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚 is one of the most recognizable diseases of amphibian species. As the name suggests, this condition is a bacterial condition that affects the skin (dermato-), turning it red!

Posted in Canids Integument Miscellaneous

𝐇𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐞 is also known as 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐲𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬. Putting both of these names together, you get a liver disease (hepato-) affecting the skin (cutaneous) that causes cell death (necrolytic).

Posted in Bovids Integument Viral

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 is a viral disease that causes lumps on the skin (I know, shocking). This disease is most commonly seen in Africa.

Posted in Bacterial Integument Multispecies

𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐭 is a bacterial infection of the skin, affecting many different species. It is also called 𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐥 in sheep and 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐭 in cattle. This disease can also transfer to humans!

Posted in Integument Lagomorphs Viral

𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬 are, of course, not real. However, there is a viral disease called 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 that can make rabbits look an awful lot like they have antlers! It is believed that this disease is the origin of the jackalope myth.

Posted in Avian Integument Viral

𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 is a viral disease that affects the beak and feathers, hence the name! Scientists are not very creative 😂

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Integument Ovine Suids Viral

𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 (FMD) is a viral disease of significant economic importance in food production species. Outbreaks of this disease can have disastrous consequences for agriculture, such as the 2001 outbreak in the United Kingdom that was estimated to cost £𝟖 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 and resulted in the destruction of more than 𝟔 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 sheep and cattle.

Posted in Bovids Genetic Integument

𝐇𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚 is a pretty complex name, so lets break it down. 𝐇𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 means poor development of the hair follicles (hypo- meaning less, and trich- meaning hair), while 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚 means lack of teeth (an- meaning not, and odont- meaning teeth). So these animals have no teeth and minimal hair!

Posted in Distinguished Diseases Integument Parasitic

Mites are eight legged ectoparasites that infect the skin of many different species. The main mite species are Demodex and Sarcoptes, but Notoedres, Otodectes, Psoroptes, Chorioptes and Cheyletiella are also significant. Because they’re all so similar, sometimes it can be hard to keep them straight!