Veterinary Mycology

Convenor(s):

Amir (Seyedmojtaba) Seyedmousavi.  S.Seyedmousavi@gmail.com or Seyedmousavi@nih.gov

Jacques Guillot.  jacques.guillot@vet-alfort.fr

Overview

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.

Please note:  

  • 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 veterinarymycology@gmail.com.

Thank you!
ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology Team

Prof. Jacques Guillot. DVM, PhD, dipl. EVPC
Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, France
jacques.guillot@vet-alfort.fr 

Dr. Amir SEYEDMOUSAVI. DVM, PhD, FECMM
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Seyedmousavi@nih.gov

Achievements

General meetings and educational activities:

2018

2nd International Veterinary Mycology Course (Advanced Veterinary Mycology Workshop)”, 28-29 June 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
See here

Scientific session during ISHAM 2018 Congress in Amsterdam (July 1st 2018): Session 3.4: Veterinary Mycology Working Group

2017

Joint symposium between ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology and European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Imperial College, South Kensington, London (UK) (September 7th 2017). Photo here.

2016

Joint symposium between ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology and Medical Phycology working groups, September 8th 2016, Kanagawa, Japan. Photo here.

2015:

2nd International Veterinary Mycology Course, 26-30 October 2015, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Turin University, Italy. Photo 1, 2, 3

Second General Meeting, and two scientific sessions in ISHAM Congress (4-8 May 2015), Melbourne, Australia. Photo 1, 2, 3

2013

1st International Veterinary Mycology Course, 4‐8 November 2013, RadboudUMC Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Photos 1, 2, 3

2012

First General Meeting in ISHAM Congress (June 13th 2012), Berlin, Germany. Photo here.

2011

Official launch of Veterinary Mycology Working Group and second announcement in ISHAM news (October 3rd 2011)

2010

First announcement for Veterinary Mycology initiative in ISHAM news (March 3rd 2010)

Publications

Books published

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

Chapters:

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)

 

Journal Articles

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.