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Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas

Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas

University Pathologist

Research Interests

Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology. Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. Involved in different research groups: Veterinary Oncology (diagnosis, pharmacological evaluation). Infectious Diseases (Toxoplasmosis, Taeniosis, Salmonellosis). Dermatopathology in domestic animals. Ichthiopatology and wild animal pathology.


  • Veterinary pathology
  • Canine sarcomas
  • Ichthiopathology
  • Liver Disease
  • Animal welfare science
  • Infectious Diseases

Key Publications

  • Peters, S. E., Paterson, G. K., Bandularatne, E. S., Northen, H. C., Pleasance, S., Willers, C., Wang, J., Foote, A.K., Constantino-Casas, F., Scase, T.J., Blacklaws, B.A., Brayant, C.E., Mastroeni, P., Charles, I.G. & Maskell, D. J. (2010). Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium trxA mutants are protective against virulent challenge and induce less inflammation than the live-attenuated vaccine strain SL3261. Infect Immun, 78(1), 326-336.
  • Northen, H., Paterson, G. K., Constantino-Casas, F., Bryant, C. E., Clare, S., Mastroeni, P., Peters, S.E. & Maskell, D. J. (2010). Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium mutants completely lacking the F(0)F(1) ATPase are novel live attenuated vaccine strains. Vaccine, 28(4), 940-949.
  • Constantino-Casas, F., Mayhew, D., Hoather, T. M., & Dobson, J. M. (2011). The Clinical Presentation and Histopathologic-Immunohistochemical Classification of Histiocytic Sarcomas in the Flat Coated Retriever. Veterinary Pathology, 48(3), 764-771.
  • Belshaw, Z., Constantino-Casas, F., Brearley, M.J., Dunning, M.D., Holmes, M.A. 7 Dobson, J.M. (2011). COX-2 expression and outcome in canine nasal carcinomas treated with hypofractionated radiotherapy. Vet Comp Oncol, 9(2), 141-148.
  • Bexfield, N. H., Andres-Abdo, C., Scase, T. J., Constantino-Casas, F., & Watson, P. J. (2011). Chronic hepatitis in the English springer spaniel: clinical presentation, histological description and outcome. Vet Rec, 169(16), 415.
  • Hu, H. Z., Rusbridge, C., Constantino-Casas, F., & Jeffery, N. (2012). Histopathological investigation of syringomyelia in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. J Comp Pathol, 146(2-3), 192-201.
  • Hu, H. Z., Rusbridge, C., Constantino-Casas, F., & Jeffery, N. (2012). Distribution of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide in the spinal cord of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels affected by symptomatic syringomyelia. Res Vet Sci., 93: 318-320.
  • Roland Rad, Alex Strong, Ignacio Varela, Lydia Kriegl, Mario F Fraga, Vincenzo Calvanese, Deter Saur, Stacey Price, Ultan McDermott, Stefan Eser, Fernando Constantin-Casas, Thomas Kirchner, Kosuke Yusa, Carolyn Grove, Barbara Seidler, Roland M Scmid. (2013). A genetic progression model of BrafV600E-induced intestinal tumourigenesis reveals targets for therapeutic  intervention. Cancer-Cell, 24, 1-15, July 8.
  • ARR Furtado, F Constantino-Casas. (2013). Histopathology inflammation scoring and classification in 34 dogs with inflammatory nasal disease. Veterinary Record, July 20.