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Brian Porter

Clinical Professor


Phone: (979) 847-8541

Mailstop: 4467

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

Scholarly Interests

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


Chaetomiaceae fungi, novel pathogens of equine neurotropic phaeohyphomycosis
Plumlee QD, Meason-Smith C, Dieterly AM, Gomez G, Porter BF, Hoffmann AR
Vet Pathol. 2017 54(5):813-819.
Interobserver agreement associated with the histological scoring of the canine liver
Lidbury JA, Hoffmann Rodrigues A, Ivanek R, Cullen JM, Porter BF, Oliveira F, Van Winkle TJ, Grinwis GCM, Sucholdolski JS, Steiner JM
J Vet Int Med . 2017 31(3):778-783.
Immune modulatory nanoparticle therapeutics for intracerebral glioma
Yaghi NK, Wei J, Hashimoto Y, Kong LY, Gabrusiewicz K, Nduom EK, Ling X, Huang N, Zhou S, Kerrigan BC, Levine JM, Fajt VR, Levine G, Porter BF, Marcusson EG, Tachikawa K, Chivukula P, Webb DC, Payne JE, Heimberger AB
Neuro Oncol. 2017 19(3):372-382.
Granulomatous filarial encephalopmyelitis caused by Chandlerella quiscali in a northern crested caracara (Caracara cheriway)
Edwards EE, Dangoudoubiyam S, Hoppes SM, Porter BF
J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017 48(1):237-240.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in twelve baboons (Papio spp.).
Owston MA, LaRue MK, Dick EJ Jr, Ambrus A, Porter BF.
J Med Primatol. 2016 45:85-91.
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. 2015 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. 2015 246(1):63-65.
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. 2014 9(11):.
Camelid heat stress: 15 cases (2003-2011)
Norton PL, Gold JR, Russell KE, Schulz KL, Porter BF
Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2014 55(10):992-996.
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. 2014 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. 2014 151(2-3):157-61.
Taylor A, Eichelberger B, Hodo C, Cooper J, Porter B
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2014
Weissella confusa septicemia in a foal.
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig A, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014 26(1):150-3.
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. 2014 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. 2013 27(5):1242-7.
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. 2013 54(2):99-103.
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. 2012 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. 2012 49(3):524-7.
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. 2012 49(3):552-6.
Intracranial meningioma in a baboon (Papio spp.).
Oliveira FN, Porter BF, Dick EJ Jr, Hubbard GB
J Comp Pathol. 2011 145(4):414-8.
Equine rhabdomyolysis.
Quist EM, Dougherty JJ, Chaffin MK, Porter BF
Vet Pathol. 2011 48(6):.
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. 2011 145(2-3):132-7.
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. 2011 48(4):807-13.
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. 2011 144(4):324-7.
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. 2011 28(4):675-88.
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. 2011 52(2):132-41.
Tay-Sachs disease in Jacob sheep.
Torres PA, Zeng BJ, Porter BF, Alroy J, Horak F, Horak J, Kolodny EH
Mol Genet Metab. 2010 101(4):357-63.
Eight cases of feline cutaneous leishmaniasis in Texas.
Trainor KE, Porter BF, Logan KS, Hoffman RJ, Snowden KF
Vet Pathol. 2010 47(6):1076-81.
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. 2010 47(4):654-7.
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. 2010 47(4):658-63.
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. 2010 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. 2009 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. 2009 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. 2009 86(3):438-42.
Septicemia in a neonatal calf associated with Chromobacterium violaceum.
Ajithdoss DK, Porter BF, Calise DV, Libal MC, Edwards JF
Vet Pathol. 2009 46(1):71-4.
Epidemiology of necrotizing meningoencephalitis in Pug dogs.
Levine JM, Fosgate GT, Porter B, Schatzberg SJ, Greer K
J Vet Intern Med. 2008 22(4):961-8.
Colonic ganglioneuromatosis in a horse.
Porter BF, Storts RW, Payne HR, Edwards JF
Vet Pathol. 2007 44(2):207-10.
Immunohistochemical evaluation of mx protein expression in canine encephalitides.
Porter BF, Ambrus A, Storts RW
Vet Pathol. 2006 43(6):981-7.
Imaging diagnosis--bacterial diskospondylitis in a goat.
Levine GJ, Bissett WT, Cole RC, Janke JJ, Nunes J, Porter B, Levine JM
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2006 47(6):585-8.
Liposarcoma in the nasal cavity of a cow.
Shive H, Mohammed F, Osterstock J, Porter B, Mansell J
Vet Pathol. 2006 43(5):793-7.
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. 2005 83(8):486-8.
Glioblastoma multiforme in three baboons (Papio spp).
Porter BF, Summers BA, Leland MM, Hubbard GB
Vet Pathol. 2004 41(4):424-8.
Polyarteritis nodosa in a cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis).
Porter BF, Frost P, Hubbard GB
Vet Pathol. 2003 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.
Identification of a heterozygous splice site mutation in the COL1A2 gene of a Chow Chow with osteogenesis imperfecta
Quist EM, Doan R, Pool RR, Porter BF, Dindot SV
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