Skin conditions of a fungal origin affect approximately 1/3 of domesticated animals. Dermatitis or skin ailments can be caused by allergic reactions to food, feathers, plants or pollens and can be of a mechanical or chemical nature as well as fungal or parasitic. Consequences of this are itching around the snout, extremities and coat. Animals cope with the symptoms by scratching excessively and licking the affected areas which in turn causes an inflammatory response. A lowered immunity can also create favourable conditions not only for fungi but yeasts and bacteria thus leading to infections of the skin and coat.
A new mycoparasitic product containing P. oligandrum which produces enzymes has been found to significantly improve and accelerate healing in affected and inflamed tissue.
A study was done following the application of P. oligandrum onto canines suffering from atopic eczema, fungal skin infections and non-healing wounds and results were very favourable and it was shown to accelerate and promote healing. It has also been shown to significantly improve skin affected by the microganism Microsporum canis in felines and guinea pigs with fungal infections, and horses suffering from hoof thrush.