Katrin Hartmann


Katrin Hartmann qualified as a veterinarian from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet) Munich in Germany in 1987. She obtained her Dr. med. vet. in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1990. From 1988 to 1996, she was Scientific Assistant and Clinical Instructor at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine of the LMU Munich. She obtained her habilitation (German PhD) in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1995, and from 1996 to 2001 worked as Assistant Professor (Privatdozentin) at the same clinic. She became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals in 1999 and holds the German title of Fachtieraerztin (specialised veterinarian) in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology. From 2001 to 2003, she worked as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Small Animal Department at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Athens in USA. In 2003, she returned to Munich where she still works today as a Full Professor and Chair of the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the LMU Munich. In 2009, she additionally was appointed the First Department Head of the newly founded Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the LMU Munich and since then acts as either Department Head or Vice Department Head in changing turns. Her main research interests are in small animal clinical infectiology with a focus on feline virus infections (particularly feline infectious peritonitis and feline retrovirus infections), antiviral chemotherapy, leptospirosis, as well as vaccination and herd immunity. She is author of > 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as many book chapters.

My list of 10 selected publications

Krentz D, Zenger K, Alberer M, Felten S, Bergmann M, Dorsch R, Matiasek K, Kolberg L, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Meli ML, Spiri AM, Horak J, Weber S, Holicki CM, Groschup MH, Zablotski Y, Lescrinier E, Koletzko B, von Both U, Hartmann K. The end of a previously deadly coronavirus-associated disease? Curing cats with feline infectious peritonitis with the oral multi-component drug Xraphconn®. Viruses 2021; 13: 2228.


Korath ADJ, Janda J, Untersmayr E, Sokolowska M, Feleszko W, Agache I, Seida AA, Hartmann K, Jensen-Jarolim E, Pali-Schöll I. One Health: EAACI Position Paper on coronaviruses at the human-animal interface, with a specific focus on comparative and zoonotic aspects of SARS-CoV-2. Allergy 2021 (online ahead of print).


Klaus J, Zini E, Hartmann K, Egberink H, Kipar A, Bergmann M, Palizzotto C, Zhao S, Rossi F, Franco V, Porporato F, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Meli ML. SARS-CoV-2 infection in dogs and cats from Southern Germany and Northern Italy during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Viruses 2021; 13:1453.


Felten S, Matiasek K, Leutenegger CM, Sangl L, Herre S, Dörfelt S, Fischer A, Hartmann K. Diagnostic value of detecting feline coronavirus RNA and spike gene mutations in cerebrospinal fluid to confirm feline infectious peritonitis. Viruses 2021; 13: 186.


Dorsch R, Ojeda J, Salgado M, Monti G, Collado B, Tomckowiack C, Tejeda C, Müller A, Eberhard T, Klaasen HLBM, Hartmann KCats shedding pathogenic Leptospira spp. – an underestimated zoonotic risk? PLoSOne 2020; 15: e0239991.


Felten S, Klein-Richers U, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Bergmann M, Unterer S, Leutenegger CM, Hartmann K. Correlation of feline coronavirus shedding in feces with coronavirus antibody titer. Pathogens 2020; 9, 598.


Hartmann K, Hofmann-Lehmann R. What's new in feline leukemia virus infection. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2020; 50: 1013-36.


Little S, Levy J, Hartmann K, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Hosie M, Olah G, Denis KS. 2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines. J Feline Med Surg 2020; 22: 5-30.


Bergmann M, Schwertler S, Speck S, Truyen U, Reese S, Hartmann KFaecal shedding of parvovirus deoxyribonucleic acid following modified live feline panleucopenia virus vaccination in healthy cats. Vet Rec 2019; 185: 83.


Bergmann M, Speck S, Rieger A, Truyen U, Hartmann KAntibody response to feline calicivirus vaccination in healthy adult cats. Viruses 2019; 11: e702.

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