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Professor Severine Tasker

Professor Severine Tasker

Professor Severine Tasker
BSc (1st class), BVSc. (hons), DSAM, PhD, DipECVIM FHEA

Honorary Professor of Feline Medicine

Area of research

Infectious diseases, particularly haemotropic mycoplasmas & feline coronavirus

Veterinary General,
Dolberry Building, Langford BS40 5DU
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Research summary

My research focuses particularly on haemotropic mycoplasmas (haemoplasmas), a newly defined group of pathogens that can induce haemolysis of red blood cells, and feline coronavirus infections, which can result in the fatal disease of feline infectious peritonitis. I am also involved in research on vector borne diseases such as Leishmania and Babesia. I am also involved in the Veterinary School's Comparative and Clinical Research Group within the Population Health Research Theme.



 Research keywords

  • Haemotropic mycoplasmas
  • Haemoplasmas
  • Mycoplasma haemofelis
  • Feline infectious peritonitis
  • Feline coronavirus infection


Research findings

Haemotropic mycoplasma infections

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BVSc Veterinary Science

Severine graduated as a vet from the University of Bristol in 1994 and worked for the PDSA before moving to the University of Edinburgh to complete a residency in Feline Medicine in 1999. She then moved back to the University of Bristol where she completed a PhD investigating feline haemoplasma infections in 2002. She is currently Reader in Feline Medicine at the University of Bristol where she is involved with teaching and services associated with the Feline Centre and the Molecular Diagnostic Unit (MDU) (where she is academic lead for the Acarus Laboratory) of Langford Veterinary ...

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

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