club lamb fungus, prevention, show lambs
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
“Club Lamb Fungus” is a disease caused by a fungus (Trichophyton) that infects the skin, resulting in circular scabby or dandruffy ringworm lesions. The fungus is able to live a long time in the environment on halters, shearing equipment, and sheep contact surfaces. Club Lamb Fungus has become prevalent in show lambs. It can infect any sheep, but show lambs are particularly susceptible. Because it is contagious from lamb to lamb and because people can get the disease, it has become an important disease to watch for in show lambs.
Epperson, Bill, "Preventing Club Lamb Fungus" (2004). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 389.