Dog: Histoplasmosis

A fungal infection found in dogs, cats and people which is caused by Histoplasma capsulatus. The fungus is found as a mold in the soil and is endemic in the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio River areas. It is present in high concentrations where birds and bats congregate. Histoplasmosis tends to target the lungs and intestinal tract in dogs. Clinical signs include coughing, fever, loss of appetite, depression and weight loss. Antifungal medications are used for treatment. Histoplasmosis can be difficult and costly to treat.

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