Isolation and identification of Aspergillus spp , other mould and yeast of contagious skin necrosis in camels (Camelus dromedrarius ) in Gadarif state , Sudan

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G Abdalla1*, M Salim1

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1Mycology, Veterinary Research Institute, Khartoum, Sudan
2Bacteriology, Veterinary research Institute, Khartoum, Sudan

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6th Advances Against Aspergillosis 2014


To determine the ability of fungi to be one of the causative agent of contagious skin necrosis skin
disease of camel.
A total of 40 pus samples from suspected contagious skin necrosis lesions were collected with
sterile absorbent swabs and were labelled with date of collection, sex, age and location. Samples
were collected from Gadarif state during winter and summer. Swab from contagious skin necrosis
lesion was cultured by dipping it into brain heart infusion broth and incubated for 1-2 days at 37ºC.
The isolate was sub cultured on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar and incubated at 37ºC for 1-2 days.
Identification of mould was done by rate of growth, texture and the pigmentation of cultures was
used, (Laura, et al, 1998).
From forty swabs of camel infected with contagious skin necrosis, eleven mould isolates of
three genera were recovered from forty samples on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar, Aspergillus nigar
(4 isolates), Aspergillus flavus (2 isolates), Aspergillus terreus (1 isolate), penicillum spp (1 isolate)
and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis (3 isolates). Three Candida spp were isolated and were identified as
Candida parapsillosis, Candida gulliermondii and Candida zeylanoides.
Aspergillus spp can be causative agent of contagious skin necrosis skin disease of camel.

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Conference Year: 2014

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