Tadeusz Frymus

Board Member

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 in 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 the pig.

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

From 1990 to 1996, he was vice-dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Warsaw. From 1996 to 1999 he was the head of the Clinic of Infectious Diseases and from 1997 to 1999 also of the Department of Infectious Diseases. Then many years as a full professor he was the head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Small Animal Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. He established 1995 at this faculty a postgraduate study “Diseases of dogs and cats” for practitioners and managed it till 2020. 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

Łobaczewski A, Czopowicz M, Moroz A, Mickiewicz M, Sapierzyński R, Tarka S, Frymus T, Mądry W, Buczyński M, Szaluś-Jordanow O. Integrated Basic Heart and Lung Ultrasound Examination for the Differentiation between Bacterial Pneumonia and Lung Neoplasm in Dogs – A New Diagnostic Algorithm. Animals (Basel) 2022 doi: 10.3390/ani12091154.

Łobaczewski A, Czopowicz M, Moroz A, Mickiewicz M, Kosiec-Tworus A, Frymus T, Szaluś-Jordanow O. Integrated basic lung and heart ultrasound with X-ray (TUSX) for the diagnosis of asthma, chronic bronchitis and laryngeal paralysis, and treatment with inhaled fluticasone using home-made mask in dogs and cats. Pol J Vet Sci. 2022 doi: 10.24425/pjvs.2022.141819.

Materniak-Kornas M., Frymus T., Löchelt M., Kuźmak J. Seroprevalence of feline foamy virus in domestic cats in Poland. J Vet Res 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.2478/jvetres-2021-0059.

Szaluś-Jordanow, O.; Stabinska-Smolarz, M.; Czopowicz, M.; Moroz, A.; Mickiewicz, M.; Łobaczewski, A.; Chrobak-Chmiel, D.; Kizerwetter-Świda, M.; Rzewuska, M.; Sapierzyński, R.; Grzegorczyk M.; Świerk A,; Frymus. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Examination as a Tool for Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis and Myocarditis in Dogs and Cats. Animals 2021, https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11113162.

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, 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, doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0731-7.

Czopowicz M, Szaluś-Jordanow O, Frymus T. Zolpidem poisoning in a cat. Aust Vet J. 2010, doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2010.00595.x

Czopowicz M, Szaluś-Jordanow O, Frymus T. Cerebral toxoplasmosis in a cat. Medycyna Wet. 2010, 66, 784-786.

Kita P, Frymus, T. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections in the Warsaw area. Medycyna Wet. 2004, 60, 53-56.

Kita P, Frymus, T. Occurrence of feline leukemia virus in Warsaw. Medycyna Wet. 2003, 59, 217-220.