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Antifungal agents of use in animal health – chemical, biochemical and pharmacological aspects


Hugo Vanden Bossche, Steenweg op Gierle, 68, B2300 Turnhout, Belgium. E-mail:


A limited number of antifungal agents is licensed for use in animals, however, many of those available for the treatment of mycoses in humans are used by veterinary practitioners. This review includes chemical aspects, spectra of activity, mechanisms of action and resistance, adverse reactions and drug interactions of the antifungals in current use.