The Veterinary Mycology Working Group has been established in 2010 by a group of experts under the umbrella of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) to support all scientific aspects that deals with mycology and veterinary sciences, including:
- Diagnosis & identification of veterinary pathogenic fungi
- Pathophysiology and immunology of fungal diseases in animals
- Epidemiology, prevention, control and eradication of animal mycoses
- Vaccine development, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic evaluation of Antifungals in Animals
- Fungal zoonoses
- Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicosis
- Standardization of animal model on invasive fungal infections and use of alternatives
We aim to share expertise among all countries around the globe to provide a strong framework of existing knowledge, as we may learn a lot from each other. We collaborate with other ISHAM-working groups, international societies, regulatory agencies and governmental authorities.
- Membership is open to any with a scientific interest in fungi affecting animal species
- Interest in research into understanding a veterinary disease problem
- Interest in development of animal models of human fungal disease
- A veterinary qualification is not a requirement for membership
The ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology Working Group has more than 100 expert members from all around the world. To join our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology Team
Prof. Jacques Guillot. DVM, PhD, dipl. EVPC
Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, France
Dr. Amir SEYEDMOUSAVI. DVM, PhD, FECMM
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections. Springer publishing Co. Editors: Seyedmousavi S., Guillot J.G., de Hoog G.S., Verweij P.E (2018) https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319720913
1. Distribution of Pathogens and Outbreak Fungi in the Fungal Kingdom: Sybren de Hoog, Sarah A. Ahmed, Patrizia Danesi, Jacques Guillot, and Yvonne Gräser.
2. Epidemiological Definitions, Terminology and Classifications with Reference to Fungal Infections of Animals: Matthew C. Fisher.
3. Common and Emerging Dermatophytoses in Animals: Well-Known and New Threats: Vit Hubka, Andrea Peano, Adela Cmokova, and Jacques Guillot.
4. Coccidioidomycosis in Animals. Bridget Marie Barker.
5. Histoplasmosis in Animals. Jacques Guillot, Christine Guérin, and René Chermette.
6. Paracoccidioidomycosis in Animals and Humans. Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco and Eduardo Bagagli.
7. Adiaspiromycosis and Diseases Caused by Related Fungi in Ajellomycetaceae. Andrew M. Borman, Yanping Jiang, Karolina Dukik, Lynne Sigler, Ilan S. Schwartz, and Sybren de Hoog.
8. Blastomycosis in Mammals. Ilan S. Schwartz
9. Paracoccidioidomycosis ceti (Lacaziosis/Lobomycosis) in Dolphins. Raquel Vilela and Leonel Mendoza.
10. Feline Sporotrichosis. Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Sybren de Hoog, and Zoilo Pires de Camargo.
11. Lethargic Crab Disease: Now You See, Now You Don’ t: Vania A. Vicente, Raphael Orélis-Ribeiro, Sybren de Hoog, and Walter A. Boeger.
12. Cryptococcosis: Emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in Animals and Zoonotic Potential: Karuna Singh, Macit Ilkit, Tahereh Shokohi, Ali Tolooe, Richard Malik, and Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi.
13. White-Nose Syndrome in Hibernating Bats: Gudrun Wibbelt.
14. Chytridiomycosis: An Martel, Frank Pasmans, Matthew C. Fisher, Laura F. Grogan, Lee F. Skerratt, and Lee Berger.
15. Feline Aspergillosis: Vanessa R. Barrs.
16. Antifungal Use in Veterinary Practice and Emergence of Resistance: Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Frank Ebel, Mohammad T. Hedayati, Haleh Rafati, and Paul Verweij.
Book in preparation
Atlas of Veterinary Fungi. Editors: de Hoog, G.S., Seyedmousavi S., Guillot J.G., Danesi, P. (2015-2020)
Seyedmousavi S et al. Fungal infections in animals: a patchwork of different situations. Med Mycol. 2018; 56 (Suppl 1):165-187. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myx104.
Seyedmousavi S et al. Aspergillus and aspergilloses in wild and domestic animals: a global health concern with parallels to human disease. Med Mycol. 2015 Nov;53:765-97. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myv067.
Seyedmousavi S et al. Neglected fungal zoonoses: hidden threats to man and animals. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015;21:416-25. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.02.031.
Seyedmousavi S et al. Black yeasts and their filamentous relatives: principles of pathogenesis and host defence. Clin Micro Rev. 2014; 27:572-542. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00093-13.
Seyedmousavi S et al. Phaeohyphomycosis, emerging opportunistic diseases in animals. Clin Micro Rev. 2013; 26:19-35. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00065-12.