Tadeusz Frymus


Tadeusz Frymus qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW (Poland), in 1974. Then he started working on infectious diseases of small and large animals at the same faculty as a clinician, lecturer and researcher.

In 1980, he obtained a PhD on the immunological response of foals vaccinated against equine herpesvirus type 1.

From 1984 to 1986, he was an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany), where he studied the pathogenesis and immunology of porcine atrophic rhinitis. It was the subject of his habilitation completed 1989. Other subjects of scientific interest included immunology (bovine leucosis, trichinellosis, ascaridiosis, development of the immunological response in foals, immunological defects, role of leucocytes in porcine lung and mammary secretions), and atrophic rhinitis in other species than pig.

Since the early 1990s his main scientific interests cover viral diseases of cats (leukemia, immunodeficiency virus infection, infectious peritonitis, rabies) and dogs (distemper), as well as epidemiology of goat diseases.

From 1990 to 1996, he was vice-dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Warsaw. From 1996 to 1999 he was head of the Clinic of Infectious Diseases and from 1997 to 1999, also the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases.

Currently, as a full professor he leads the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Small Animal Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW. Since 1995, he heads at this faculty the postgraduate study "Diseases of dogs and cats" for veterinarians. He has authored several books in Polish about feline and canine infectious diseases, and was a co-author of “Canine Infectious Diseases: Self-assessment Color Review” (CRC Press, 2018). He taught in many postgraduate courses and workshops for veterinarians in Poland and abroad.

My list of 10 selected publications
  • Frymus T. Epidemiology and control possibilities of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Medycyna Wet. 1997, 53, 569-571.
  • Kita P, Frymus, T. Occurrence of feline leukemia virus in Warsaw. Medycyna Wet. 2003, 59, 217-220.
  • Kita P, Frymus, T. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections in the Warsaw area. Medycyna Wet. 2004, 60, 53-56.
  • Jóźwik A, Frymus T. Comparison of the immunofluorescence assay with RT-PCR and nested PCR in the diagnosis of canine distemper. Vet Res Commun. 2005, 29, 347-59.
  • Czopowicz M, Szaluś-Jordanow O, Frymus T. Zolpidem poisoning in a cat. Aust Vet J. 2010, 88, 326-327.
  • Czopowicz M, Szaluś-Jordanow O, Frymus T. Cerebral toxoplasmosis in a cat. Medycyna Wet. 2010, 66, 784-786.
  • Czopowicz M, Kaba J, Szaluś-Jordanow O, Nowicki M, Witkowski L, Frymus T. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infections in goats in Poland. Vet Parasitol. 2011, 178, 339-341. 
  • Szaluś-Jordanow O, Augustynowicz-Kopeć E, Czopowicz M, Olkowski A, Łobaczewski A, Rzewuska M, Sapierzyński R, Wiatr E, Garncarz M, Frymus T. Intracardiac tuberculomas caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a dog. BMC Vet Res. 2016, 12 (1). 
  • Frymus T. Expert opinion on the question, whether the growing distribution of wolves could play a role for the danger of rabies in Europe. Wiener Tierarztl. Mschr. 2016, 103, 43-44.
  • Szaluś-Jordanow O, Krysztopa-Grzybowska K, Czopowicz M, Moroz A, Mickiewicz M, Lutyńska A, Kaba J, Nalbert T, Frymus T. MLST and RAPD molecular analysis of Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius isolated from goats in Poland. Arch Microbiol. 2018, doi: 10.1007/s00203-018-1568-1.

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