Starting in 1818 with description of coccidioidomycosis lesions in cattle, the disease has been found to infect sheep, swine, horses, burros, domestic cats, coyotes, desert rodents, a variety of nonhuman primates, many zoo animals, some uncommon pet and companion animals, and a snake, it is diagnosed most frequently in dogs as either uncomplicated primary infections or disseminations, Lesions found al, slaughter of cattle, sheep, end swine reflect self-limiting disease and do not lead to carcass condemnation, Unlike most herbivores, llamas and horses sometimes develop progressive coccidioidomycosis. Disease signs in animals relate to dissemination and vary from ease to case and with duration of disease. Commonly listed are fever, cough, variable appetite, a eight loss, pain, muscle atrophy, bone enlargements, draining skin lesions, loss of eyesight, and central nervous system signs. Serological testing is helpful for confirmation of the diagnosis. Ketoconazole is the currently favored therapy, Severely disseminated coccidioidomycosis was diagnosed in a Sonoran lyse snake from the Phoenix Zoo, The snake was among 10 animals representing a variety of species to die at the zoo of coccidioidal disease since 1984. in the same period 10 additional animals have been diagnosed and are surviving with or without, treatment.
Full conference title:
Coccidioidomycosis - Centennial Conference