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Brian Porter

Clinical Associate Professor


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Phone: (979) 847-8541

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Department: VTPB

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  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1992
  • B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1989


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 7222

Scholarly Interests

Comparative neuropathology; canine gliomas and canine spinal trauma as models for the human conditions; wildlife disease and environmental conservation


Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in twelve baboons (Papio spp.).
Owston MA, LaRue MK, Dick EJ Jr, Ambrus A, Porter BF.
J Med Primatol. 45: 85-91.
Pathology of GM2 gangliosidosis in Jacob sheep.
Porter BF, Lewis BC, Edwards JF, Alroy J, Zeng BJ, Torres PA, Bretzlaff KN, Kolodny EH
Vet Pathol. 48(4):807-13.
Eight cases of feline cutaneous leishmaniasis in Texas.
Trainor KE, Porter BF, Logan KS, Hoffman RJ, Snowden KF
Vet Pathol. 47(6):1076-81.
Septicemia in a neonatal calf associated with Chromobacterium violaceum.
Ajithdoss DK, Porter BF, Calise DV, Libal MC, Edwards JF
Vet Pathol. 46(1):71-4.
Colonic ganglioneuromatosis in a horse.
Porter BF, Storts RW, Payne HR, Edwards JF
Vet Pathol. 44(2):207-10.
Immunohistochemical evaluation of mx protein expression in canine encephalitides.
Porter BF, Ambrus A, Storts RW
Vet Pathol. 43(6):981-7.
Liposarcoma in the nasal cavity of a cow.
Shive H, Mohammed F, Osterstock J, Porter B, Mansell J
Vet Pathol. 43(5):793-7.
Taylor A, Eichelberger B, Hodo C, Cooper J, Porter B
Vet Radiol Ultrasound.
Weissella confusa septicemia in a foal.
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig A, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest. 26(1):150-3.
Intracranial migration of Eucoleus (Capillaria) boehmi in a dog.
Clark AC, López FR, Levine JM, Cooper JJ, Craig TM, Voges AK, Johnson MC, Porter BF
J Small Anim Pract. 54(2):99-103.
Natural Heterobilharzia americana infection in horses in Texas.
Corapi WV, Snowden KF, Rodrigues A, Porter BF, Buote MA, Birch SM, Jackson ND, Eden KB, Whitley DB, Mansell J, Edwards JF, Hardy J, Chaffin MK
Vet Pathol. 49(3):552-6.
Naturally occurring disk herniation in dogs: an opportunity for pre-clinical spinal cord injury research.
Levine JM, Levine GJ, Porter BF, Topp K, Noble-Haeusslein LJ
J Neurotrauma. 28(4):675-88.
Granulomatous encephalomyelitis and intestinal ganglionitis in a spectacled Amazon parrot (Amazona albifrons) infected with Mycobacterium genavense.
Gomez G, Saggese MD, Weeks BR, Hoppes SM, Porter BF
J Comp Pathol. 144(2-3):219-22.
Hypomyelination associated with bovine viral diarrhea virus type 2 infection in a longhorn calf.
Porter BF, Ridpath JF, Calise DV, Payne HR, Janke JJ, Baxter DG, Edwards JF
Vet Pathol. 47(4):658-63.
Imaging diagnosis--bacterial diskospondylitis in a goat.
Levine GJ, Bissett WT, Cole RC, Janke JJ, Nunes J, Porter B, Levine JM
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 47(6):585-8.
Giant cell glioblastoma in the cerebrum of a Pembroke Welsh corgi.
Giri DK, Aloisio F, Ajithdoss DK, Ambrus A, Lidbury JA, Hein HE, Porter BF
J Comp Pathol. 144(4):324-7.
Equine rhabdomyolysis.
Quist EM, Dougherty JJ, Chaffin MK, Porter BF
Vet Pathol. 48(6):E52-8.
Epidemiology of necrotizing meningoencephalitis in Pug dogs.
Levine JM, Fosgate GT, Porter B, Schatzberg SJ, Greer K
J Vet Intern Med. 22(4):961-8.
Tay-Sachs disease in Jacob sheep.
Torres PA, Zeng BJ, Porter BF, Alroy J, Horak F, Horak J, Kolodny EH
Mol Genet Metab. 101(4):357-63.
Enteric dysganglionosis resembling intestinal neuronal dysplasia in a foal with bacterial colitis.
Giri DK, Quist EM, Ambrus A, Gold J, Porter BF, Bratton GR, Storts RW
Vet Pathol. 47(4):654-7.
Evaluation of brain tissue or cerebrospinal fluid with broadly reactive polymerase chain reaction for Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, spotted fever group Rickettsia, Bartonella, and Borrelia species in canine neurological diseases (109 cases).
Barber RM, Li Q, Diniz PP, Porter BF, Breitschwerdt EB, Claiborne MK, Birkenheuer AJ, Levine JM, Levine GJ, Chandler K, Kenny P, Nghiem P, Wei S, Greene CE, Kent M, Platt SR, Greer K, Schatzberg SJ
J Vet Intern Med. 24(2):372-8.
Broadly reactive pan-paramyxovirus reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and sequence analysis for the detection of Canine distemper virus in a case of canine meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology.
Schatzberg SJ, Li Q, Porter BF, Barber RM, Claiborne MK, Levine JM, Levine GJ, Israel SK, Young BD, Kiupel M, Greene C, Ruone S, Anderson L, Tong S
J Vet Diagn Invest. 21(6):844-9.
Degenerative myelopathy in two Boxer dogs.
Miller AD, Barber R, Porter BF, Peters RM, Kent M, Platt SR, Schatzberg SJ
Vet Pathol. 46(4):684-7.
Heritability and transmission analysis of necrotizing meningoencephalitis in the Pug.
Greer KA, Schatzberg SJ, Porter BF, Jones KA, Famula TR, Murphy KE
Res Vet Sci. 86(3):438-42.
Udder development, lactation and ascites in a ewe with an ovarian granulosa cell tumour.
Gardner RB, Alcaraz A, Porter BF, Divers TJ
Aust Vet J. 83(8):486-8.
Glioblastoma multiforme in three baboons (Papio spp).
Porter BF, Summers BA, Leland MM, Hubbard GB
Vet Pathol. 41(4):424-8.
A case report of hepatocellular carcinoma and focal nodular hyperplasia with a myelolipoma in two chimpanzees and a review of spontaneous hepatobiliary tumors in non-human primates.
Porter BF, Goens SD, Brasky KM, Hubbard GB
J Med Primatol. 33(1):38-47.
Polyarteritis nodosa in a cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis).
Porter BF, Frost P, Hubbard GB
Vet Pathol. 40(5):570-3.
Camelid heat stress as a syndrome: 15 cases (2003-2011)
Norton PL, Gold JR, Schulz KL, Porter BF
Can Vet J.
Ball Python Nidovirus: a Candidate Etiologic Agent for Severe Respiratory Disease in Python regius.
Stenglein MD, Jacobson ER, Wozniak EJ, Wellehan JF, Kincaid A, Gordon M, Porter BF, Baumgartner W, Stahl S, Kelley K, Towner JS, DeRisi JL
MBio. 5(5).
Meningoencephalitis in a dog due to Trichosporon montevideense.
Bryan LK, Porter BF, Wickes BL, Spaulding KA, Kerwin SC, Lawhon SD
J Comp Pathol. 151(2-3):157-61.
Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in atypical dog breeds: a case series and literature review.
Cooper JJ, Schatzberg SJ, Vernau KM, Summers BA, Porter BF, Siso S, Young BD, Levine JM
J Vet Intern Med. 28(1):198-203.
Neurological disease in lambs associated with exposure to high environmental temperature and humidity.
Sprake PM, Hubertus C, Bissett WT, Porter BF, Russell KE, Garland T, Young BD, Washburn KE
J Vet Intern Med. 27(5):1242-7.
Pathology in practice. Transmissible venereal tumor located on the bulbus glandis and body of the penis.
Ibrahim AM, Porter BF
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 241(6):707-9.
Broadly reactive polymerase chain reaction for pathogen detection in canine granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis and necrotizing meningoencephalitis.
Barber RM, Porter BF, Li Q, May M, Claiborne MK, Allison AB, Howerth EW, Butler A, Wei S, Levine JM, Levine GJ, Brown DR, Schatzberg SJ
J Vet Intern Med. 26(4):962-8.
Sclerosing cholangitis in baboons (Papio spp) resembling primary sclerosing cholangitis of humans.
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Bearss JJ, Hubbard GB, Porter BF, Owston MA, Dick EJ Jr
Vet Pathol. 49(3):524-7.
Intracranial meningioma in a baboon (Papio spp.).
Oliveira FN, Porter BF, Dick EJ Jr, Hubbard GB
J Comp Pathol. 145(4):414-8.
Magnetic resonance imaging features of intracranial astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas in dogs.
Young BD, Levine JM, Porter BF, Chen-Allen AV, Rossmeisl JH, Platt SR, Kent M, Fosgate GT, Schatzberg SJ
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 52(2):132-41.
Coccidioidomycosis presenting as a heart base mass in two dogs.
Ajithdoss DK, Trainor KE, Snyder KD, Bridges CH, Langohr IM, Kiupel M, Porter BF
J Comp Pathol. 145(2-3):132-7.
Identification of novel genetic risk loci in Maltese dogs with necrotizing meningoencephalitis and evidence of a shared genetic risk across toy dog breeds.
Schrauwen I, Barber RM, Schatzberg SJ, Siniard AL, Corneveaux JJ, Porter BF, Vernau KM, Keesler RI, Matiasek K, Flegel T, Miller AD, Southard T, Mariani CL, Johnson GC, Huentelman MJ
PLoS One. 9(11):e112755.
Cerebral oligodendroglioma mimicking intraventricular neoplasia in three dogs
Rissi DR, Levine JM, Eden KB, Watson VE, Griffin JF 4th, Edwards JF, Porter BF
Journal of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. 27(3):396-400.
Pathology in Practice--Sarcoptic mange in a coyote
Gold RM, Schneider S, Forstner MR, Hoppes SM, Porter BF
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 246(1):63-65.
Camelid heat stress: 15 cases (2003-2011)
Norton PL, Gold JR, Russell KE, Schulz KL, Porter BF
Canadian Veterinary Journal. 55(10):992-996.

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