Latin name: Glossatella Other names: Pathogen:
Motile protozoa are observed with a magnifying glass,
Cotton wool coating
Glossatella and Heteropolaria colisarum are two very similar protozoa that infect the skin in places of lesions and wounds. They form short legs which they use to get attached to lesions, which makes healing difficult. These protozoa multiply quickly and expand on the lesions This looks like a fury coating which cannot confused with fungus as the latter has much longer threads. These motile protozoa can be observed with a magnifying glass. After the lesion has been fully infected by the parasites, they start expanding on the adjacent areas. They do not feed directly on the lesions but on the secondary bacteria and isolated cells of the destroyed tissue.