Only in a human. Literally a rose gardener (it is known as "rose gardener's disease" as it is often got from thorns) who got it in one of her heart valves, which needed replacing. 25 years later, she's still fit as a fiddle . . . or I should say fit as a cello as she's an accomplished cellist.
Nothing at all helpful to add, sorry, but that topic doesn't come up too often. Good luck with your horse--care to share any details about how the diagnosis was made?
Last edited by deltawave; Mar. 3, 2012 at 01:07 PM.
He started showing pustules in December on one leg, and they gradually spread all the way up to his sheath. He now had large swellings along the midline, esp at the chest. He's had 4 different types of antibiotics with little success, vet took 2 bloods and 3 pus samples and finally thinks it's sporotrichosis. I'm taking blood to UC Davis at the weekend to do a corynebacterium titer too, but I gather the petri dish grew Sporothrix schenckii, so there you have it.
Vet started horse on a weekly IV of sodium iodide, which he'll be on for a month, min.
As soon as he's located the cheapest price, horse will also be on daily oral itraconazole (Sporanox) powder which is outrageously expensive.... a quick calc on dose and rates I saw online was $35/day or about $1050/month. For several??? months...