Katrin Hartmann

photo_KHartmann_jpgKatrin Hartmann qualified as a veterinarian from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich, 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 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet 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 (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 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich. In 2009, she additionally was appointed the first head of the newly founded department of the Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich and since then acts as either department head or vice department head in changing turns. Her main research interests are in clinical infectiology with a focus on feline virus infections, antiviral chemotherapy, leptospirosis, and vector-borne diseases, and she is author of > 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals in this field.

My list of 10 selected publications
     
  • Sprißler F, Jongwattanapisan P, Luengyosluechakul S, Pusoonthornthum R, Prapasarakul N, Kurilung A, Goris M, Ahmed A, Reese S, Bergmann M, Dorsch R, Klaasen HLBM, Hartmann K. Leptospira infection and shedding in cats in Thailand. Transbound Emerg Dis 2018: doi: 10.1111/tbed.13110.
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  • Bergmann M, Englert T, Stuetzer B, Hawley JR, Lappin MR, Hartmann K. Prevalence of Bartonella species infections in cats in Southern Germany. Vet Rec 2017; 180: 325.
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  • Dorn ES, Tress B, Suchodolski JS, Nisar T, Ravindran P, Weber K, Hartmann K, Schulz BS. Bacterial microbiome in the nose of healthy cats and in cats with nasal disease. PLoS One 2017; 12: e0180299.
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  • Felten S, Matiasek K, Gruendl S, Sangl L, Wess G, Hartmann K. Investigation into the utility of an immunocytochemical assay in body cavity effusions for diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis. J Feline Med Surg 2017; 19: 410-8.
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  • Weis S, Rettinger A, Bergmann M, Llewellyn JR, Pantchev N, Straubinger RK, Hartmann K. Detection of Leptospira DNA in urine and presence of specific antibodies in outdoor cats in Germany. J Feline Med Surg 2017; 19: 470-6.
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  • Hartmann K, Wooding A, Bergmann M. Efficacy of antiviral drugs against feline immunodeficiency virus. Vet Sci 2015, 2, 456-476.
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  • Ballin AC, Schulz B, Helps C, Sauter-Louis C, Mueller RS, Hartmann K. Limited efficacy of topical recombinant feline interferon-omega for treatment of cats with acute upper respiratory viral disease. Vet J 2014; 202: 466-70.
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  • Friedl Y, Schulz B, Knebl A, Helps C, Truyen U, Hartmann K. Efficacy of passively transferred antibodies in cats with acute viral upper respiratory tract infection. Vet J 2014; 201: 316-21.
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  • Mende K, Stuetzer B, Sauter-Louis C, Homeier T, Truyen U, Hartmann K. Prevalence of antibodies against feline panleukopenia virus in client-owned cats in Southern Germany. Vet J 2014; 199: 419-23.
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  • Schwartz AM, McCrackin MA, Schinazi RF, Hill PB, Vahlenkamp TW, Tompkins MB, Hartmann K. Antiviral efficacy of nine nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors against feline immunodeficiency virus in feline peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Am J Vet Res 2014; 75: 273-81.
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