photo_KMostl_jpgKarin Möstl qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria) in 1977 and obtained her DVM in 1978. In the same year she became assistant lecturer at the Institute of Virology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, where she obtained her habilitation in Virology in 1991 ( “Pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of coronavirus infections”) and was appointed associate professor. Part of this work (“Porcine coronaviruses in Austria”) was awarded by the Austrian Association of Veterinarians. 
From 1991 to 1996 she was head of the Institute of Virology (in charge) and since 2004 after reorganisation of the department structure she has the position of head of the “Clinical Virology” of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. She did some postgraduate studies in Budapest, Gent and Zürich. From 1998 to 2000 she did expert work for the EU about the geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
Her research interests include virus infections of cats and dogs, especially coronaviruses, as well as pestivirus infections in ruminants. Additionally she has a special interest in teaching Veterinary Virology. 

From 1999 to 2008 she was editor-in-chief of “Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift – Veterinary Medicine Austria” and from September 2008 to September 2010 she is Vice Dean for Study Affairs of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

She is married to a Veterinarian and has one daughter.

My list of 10 selected publications
  • BENETKA, V., LESCHNIK, M., AFFENZELLER, N., MÖSTL, K. (2011): Phylogenetic analysis of Austrian canine distemper virus strains from  clinical samples from dogs and wild carnivores. Vet. Rec. 168, 377-381.
  • KRAMETTER-FRÖTSCHER, R., MASON, N., ROETZEL, J., BENETKA, V., BAGO, Z., MÖSTL, K., BAUMGARTNER, W. (2010): Effects of Border disease virus (genotype 3) naturally transmitted by persistently infected sheep to pregnant heifers and their progeny. Veterinarni Medicina 55, 145-153.
  • GLEICH, S., KAMENICA, K., JANIK, D., BENETKA, V., MÖSTL, K., HERMANNS, W., HARTMANN, K. (2009): Infectious canine hepatitis in central Europe – Canine Adenovirus (CAV)-1 infection in a puppy in Germany. VMA / Wien.Tierärztl.Mschr. 96, 227-231.
  • BENETKA, V., KRAMETTER-FRÖTSCHER, R., BAUMGARTNER, W., MÖSTL, K. (2009): Investigation of the role of Austrian ruminant wildlife in the epidemiology of malignant catarrhal fever virus. J.Wildl. Dis. 45, 508-511.
  • SCHODER, D., BENETKA, V., SOMMERFELD-STUR, I., KOPF, N., WEISSENBACHER, E., PALLAN, C., WALK, K., MÖSTL, K. (2007): A study of the i mmune status of dogs in Lower Austria and Vienna, Austria, vaccinated against Canine Distemper virus and Canine Parvovirus-2 following varying vaccination intervals. EJCAP 17, 2007, 185-190.
  • CHVALA, S., BENETKA, V., MÖSTL, K., ZEUGSWETTER, F., SPERGSER, J., WEISSENBÖCK, H. (2007): Simultaneous Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Adenovirus Type 2, and Mycoplasma Cynos Infection in a dog with pneumonia. Vet. Pathol. 44, 508-512.
  • LESCHNIK, M., WEIKEL, J., MÖSTL, K., REVILLA-FERNANDEZ, S., WODAK, E., BAGO, Z., VANEK, E., BENETKA, V., HESS, M., THALHAMMER, J. (2007):Subclinical infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus in cats. Emerging Infectious Diseases 13, 243-247.
  • BENETKA, V., KOLODZIEJEK, J., WALK, K., RENNHOFER, M., MÖSTL, K. (2006): M gene analysis of atypical strains of feline and canine coronavirus circulating in an Austrian animal shelter. Vet. Rec. 159, 170-174.
  • BENETKA, V., WEISSENBÖCK, H., KUDIELKA, I., PALLAN, C., ROTHMÜLLER, G., MÖSTL, K. (2006): Canine adenovirus type 2 infection in four puppies with neurological signs. Vet. Rec. 158, 91-94.
  • HELPS, C.R., LAIT, P., DAMHUIS, A., BJÖRNEHAMMAR, U., BOLTA, D., BROVIDA, C., CHABANNE, L., EGBERINK, H., FERRAND, G., FONTBONNE, A., PENNISI, M.G., GRUFFYDD-JONES, T., GUNN-MOORE, D., HARTMANN, K., LUTZ, H., MALANDAIN, E., MÖSTL, K., STENGEL, C., HARBOUR, D.A., GRAAT, E.A.M. (2005): Factors associated with upper respiratory tract disease caused by feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus, Chlamydophila felis and Bordetella bronchiseptica in cats: experience from 218 European catteries. Vet. Rec. 156, 669-673.

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