Fungal culture media inoculated from affected areas of hair, scab, skin, beaks, claws, feathers, toenails; swabs of external and open wounds for laboratory identification. Indicate date of inoculation of culture.
Obtain culture swab of external ear, open wounds. Other specimens should be taken after first cleaning the area with 70% alcohol or a non-medicated, non-fungicidal soap. Specimen may be obtained by plucking hair with scabs, scraping nail bed or skin with scalpel blade
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