Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Panayiotis Loukopoulos

Dr Panayiotis Loukopoulos

DVM PGDipVSt PhD

Dr Loukopoulos is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology. His focus is diagnostic anatomic pathology, the study of disease as seen grossly, histologically, and at the molecular pathology level. He teaches pathology-related subjects to veterinary science students, coordinates the final year pathology rotations, and provides anatomic pathology diagnostic service through the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

His main research interests lie in tumour pathology and in the diagnostic investigation and study of the pathogenesis of livestock and wildlife diseases. Some of the projects he is currently working on include studies on plant toxicities of livestock, and on retrovirally induced tumours of small ruminants.  Dr Loukopoulos is the author of over 100 journal articles or conference presentations on pathology. He is currently co-supervising two PhDs, and a Master's in Equine Science. He acts as an ad hoc reviewer of veterinary or pathology journal articles, having reviewed for 12 different journals to date.  

Dr Loukopoulos graduated from Aristotle University (Greece), took the wrong path for a short time (anaesthesia studies), but quickly made an uneventful recovery with a PhD on canine osteosarcoma pathology at the University of Queensland. Following postdoctoral work for two years on liver and pancreatic cancer genomics at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, and several years as an assistant professor at Aristotle University, he joined CSU following a two year period at the California Animal Health and Food Safety lab of the University of California Davis.

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Loukopoulos P, Bautista AC, Puschner B,  Murphy B, Crossley BM, Holser I, Shivaprasad HL, Gomes L and Uzal FA (2015). An outbreak of thyroid hyperplasia (goiter) with high mortality in English budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.27: 18-24.

Karayannopoulou M, Psalla D, Kazakos G, Loukopoulos P, Giannakas N, Savvas I, Kritsepi-Konstantinou M, Chantes A and Papazoglou LG (2015). Effect of locally injected autologous platelet-rich plasma on second intention wound healing of acute full-thickness skin defects in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology. 28.

Garcia JP, Moore J, Loukopoulos P, Diab SS and Uzal FA (2014). Necrotizing gastritis associated with Clostridium septicum in a rabbit. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 26: 669-673.

Officer K, Lan NT, Wicker L, Hoa NT, Robinson J, Hoa NT, Weegenaar A, Yamaguchi R and Loukopoulos P (2014). Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 26: 705-713.

Karayannopoulou M, Loukopoulos P, Psalla D, Kazakos G, Giannakas N, Savvas I, Kritsepi M and Papazoglou LG (2014). The effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma on the survival of long subdermal plexus skin flaps in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology. 27: 379-386.

Loukopoulos P, Okuni JB, Micco T, Garcia JP, Uzal FA and Diab SS (2014). Air sac adenocarcinoma of the sternum in a Quaker parrot (Myiopsitta monachus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 45: 961-965.

Okuni JB, Reinacher M, Loukopoulos, P and Ojok L (2013). Prevalence and spectrum of Johne's disease lesions in cattle slaughtered at two abattoirs in Kampala, Uganda. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 45: 1197-1202.

Loukopoulos P, Ioannou I, Kassinis N, Georgiadou S, Kaldrymidou E and Giadinis ND (2012). Congenital nutritional myodegeneration in a Cypriot mouflon (Ovis orientalis ophion) lamb. Revue de Médecine Véterinaire. 163: 402-404.

Okuni JB, Dovas CI, Loukopoulos P, Bouzalas, I, Katete PD, Ojok L (2012). Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis from Ugandan cattle and strain differentiation using optimised DNA typing techniques. BMC Veterinary Research. 8: 99.

Theodorou K, Mylonakis ME, Farmaki R, Patsikas MN, Loukopoulos P, Poutahidis T, Soubasis N, Ververidis H and Koutinas AF (2012). Two cases of cutaneous transmissible venereal tumour with internal metastases. Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society.63: 30-36.

Giadinis ND, Papadopoulos E, Loukopoulos P, Panousis N, Kalaitzakis E, Koutsoumpas A and Karatzias H (2011). Illthrift in suckling lambs secondary to umbilical infections and possible implication of cryptosporidiosis as a risk factor. Veterinary Medicine International. 2011:382804.

Karayannopoulou M, Tsioli V, Loukopoulos P, Anagnostou T, Papazoglou L and Kaldrymidou E (2011). Evaluation of the effectiveness of an ointment based on Alkannins/Shikonins on second intention wound healing in the dog. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 75: 42-48.

Tsioli VG, Gouletsou PG, Loukopoulos P, Zavlaris M and Galatos AD (2011). Uterine leiomyosarcoma and pyometra in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 52: 121-124.

Papazoglou LG, Tontis D, Loukopoulos P, Patsikas MN, Hermanns W, Kouti V, Timotheou T, Liapis I, Tziris N and Rallis TS (2010). Foreign body-associated intestinal pyogranuloma resulting in intestinal obstruction in four dogs. Veterinary Record. 166: 494-497, 2010.

Papadopoulos E, Loukopoulos P, Komnenou A, Androukaki E and Karamanlidis AA (2010). First Report of Acanthocheilonema spirocauda in the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46: 570-573.

Karayannopoulou M, Loukopoulos P, Papazoglou LG, Tsioli V, Anagnostou TL, Assaloumidis N, Constantinidis TC, Assimopoulou AN, Kaldrymidou E and Papageorgiou VP (2010). Naturally occurring isohexenylnaphthazarins and wound healing: experimental study in dogs. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 14: 62-70.

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Apostolidi E, Ioannou I, Loukopoulos P and Dovas CJ (2015). Enzootic nasal tumour of sheep: ante-mortem detection of ENTV-1 from nasal swabs with RT-PCR and correlation with clinical and pathologic findings. 10th Panhellenic Virology Conference, Athens, Greece, 27-28 February 2015, pp. 5-5.

Giannitti F, Mete A, Loukopoulos P, Arthrur R and Uzal FA (2014). Sudden death due to exercise-related hemoperitoneum associated with idiopathic mesenteric hemorrhages in 4 horses. 57th American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 16-22 October 2014, pp. 162-162.

Loukopoulos P, Gornatti Churria C, Micco T, Robbe-Austerman S and Uzal F (2014). Systemic Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis infection in a captive military macaw (Ara militaris). Infección sistémica causada por Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis en un guacamayo militar (Ara militaris) en cautiverio. 8th CL Davis Foundation seminar in Argentina and Memorias IX Reunión Argentina de Patología Veterinaria 2014, Tandil, Buenos Aieres Province, Argentina, 29-31 October 2014, pp. 105-105.

Loukopoulos P, Shivaprasad HL, Murphy B and Uzal FA (2013). An outbreak of goiter (thyroid follicular hyperplasia) with high mortality in young adult English budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 129. AAVLD Travel Award.

Loukopoulos P, Ramey D, Kemper D, Johnson P and Uzal FA (2013). Non-metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma with persistent hyperglycemia in a horse 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 193.

Officer K, Wicker L, Lan NT, Robinson J and Loukopoulos P (2013). Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in black bears (Ursus thibetanus) and a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) at a bear rescue facility in Vietnam. 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 53.

Okuni JB, Reinacher M, Loukopoulos P and Ojok L (2013). Prevalence and spectrum of Johne's disease lesions in cattle slaughtered at two abattoirs in Kampala, Uganda 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 192, Poster 131.

Giadinis ND, Tsagkari K, Apostolidi E, Siarkou VΙ and Loukopoulos P (2013). Uroperitoneum and bilateral renal rupture in a buck following urethral and urinary bladder obstruction due to carbonate apatite/struvite urolithiasis. 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 191.

Karagiannopoulou M, Loukopoulos P, Psalla D, Kazakos George, Giannakas N, Savvas I, Kritsepi M and Papazoglou LG (2013). Locally Injected Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Improves Long Subdermal Plexus Skin Flap Survival but not Second Intention Wound Healing in Dogs. 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. 190, Poster 129.

Loukopoulos P, Brenner S, Diab SS, Garcia JP, Childress AL, Wellehan Jr JF, Nyaoke A and Uzal FA (2013). Gastric cryptosporidiosis in a captive Pacific gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer). 56th AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar. 56th AAVLD/117th USAHA Annual Meeting. Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California October 17-23, 2013, pp. Case #11.

Lan NT, Officer K, Thau TD, Hoa NT, Wicker L, Weegenaar A, Robinson J, Loukopoulos P and Yamaguchi R (2013). The status of the education and research of Wildlife Medicine in Vietnam: Research on molecular characteristics of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus isolated from bears at a bear rescue facility in Vietnam. In: 6th Asian Meeting on Zoo and Wildlife Medicine/Conservation. "One Health in Asia Pacific". Asian Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, A. S. o. Z. a. W. Medicine, Ed, Asian Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, The Institute of Technical Education (college west), Singapore, pp. 134.

Karayannopoulou M, Loukopoulos P Kazakos G, Giannakas N, Savvas I, Kritsepi M and Papazoglou LG (2013). The effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma on the survival of long subdermal plexus skin flaps: experimental study in dogs. In: 31st World Veterinary Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 27.

Karayannopoulou M, Papazoglou LG, Dionyssiou D, Chantes A, Loukopoulos P, Kazakos G, Savvas I and Psalla D (2013). The effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma on the survival of long subdermal plexus skin flaps: experimental study. In: 10th Panhellenic Conference on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, G. Kokkalis, Ed, Panhellenic Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Athens, Greece.

Karayannopoulou M, Psalla D, Loukopoulos P, Kazakos G, Giannakas N, Savvas I, Kritsepi M and Papazoglou LG (2013). Histologic findings after autologous platelet-rich plasma local use for the improvement of skin flap survival and second intention wound healing in dogs. In: 10th Panhellenic Veterinary Congress of Companion Animals, Athens, Greece.

Apostolidi E, Dovas CJ, Giadinis ND, Kaldrymidou E, Chaintoutis SC, Chasalevris T and Loukopoulos P (2012). Enzootic nasal tumour of goats: detection of ENTV-2 from nasal swabs with real-time RT-PCR and correlation of the molecular with clinical and necropsy findings. 12th Panhellenic Veterinary Conference, Athens, Greece, 5-8 April 2012, pp. 7tiii164.

Giadinis ND, Tsagkari K, Siarkou VΙ and Loukopoulos P (2012). Uroperitoneum and bilateral renal rupture in a buck following urethral and urinary bladder obstruction due to carbonate apatite/struvite urolithiasis 12th Panhellenic Veterinary Conference, Athens, Greece, 5-8 April 2012, pp. 7tiii183.

Karagiannis I, Giadinis N, Brozos C, Loukopoulos P and Panousis N (2012). Pregnancy toxaemia on account of overnutrition in a goat flock. 12th Panhellenic Veterinary Conference, Athens, Greece, 5-8 April 2012, pp. 7tiii1612.

Komnenou Α, Danika ES, Thomas LA, Loukopoulos P and Patsikas M (2012). Obstructive urolithiasis and hydronephrosis in a pet rabbit. 12th Panhellenic Veterinary Conference, Athens, Greece, 5-8 April 2012, pp. 6t4183.

Komnenou Α, Thomas LA and Loukopoulos P (2012). Undifferentiated sarcomas in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) 12th Panhellenic Veterinary Conference, Athens, Greece, 5-8 April 2012, pp. 6t4185.

Loukopoulos P (2012). Coimbra short-term fellowships to doctoral students. Symposium on International Relations. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: facing global challenges and new directions, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Research Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 29-30 March 2012.

Loukopoulos P (2012). Research partnerships to promote wildlife health. Symposium on International Relations. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: facing global challenges and new directions, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Research Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 29-30 March 2012.

Loukopoulos P, Ioannou I, Dovas CI, Psychas V, Konstantinou P, Georgiadou S, Apostolidi E, Kaldrymidou E and Giadinis ND (2011). Enzootic nasal tumour of sheep and goats in Cyprus and Greece. In: 1st European Conference in Small Ruminant Health Management, European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. Athens, Greece, 29-30 October 2011, pp. 35.

Theodorou K, Farmaki R, Mylonakis ME, Loukopoulos P, Poutahidis T, Patsikas M, Soubasis N, Kalli I, Ververidis HN and Koutinas AF (2011). Two cases of cutaneous Transmissible Venereal Tumour with internal metastases. In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology. Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 162.

Okuni JB, Dovas CI, Bouzalas I, Loukopoulos P, Katete PD and Ojok L (2011). Isolation and characterisation of novel MAP strains from Ugandan cattle. In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology. Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 101.Journal of Comparative Pathology Volume 146, 1, January 2012, Page 69

Loukopoulos P, Billinis C and Tsalie E (2011). First Report of Aleutian Disease in a Least Weasel (Mustela Nivalis). In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 102.

Loukopoulos P, Batistatou A, Virvilis K, Adamama-Moraitou KK, Pardali D, Charalabopoulos K and Rallis T (2011). Immunohistochemical profile of a gastric diffuse signet-ring-cell carcinoma in a dog. In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 160.

Ioannou I, Giadinis ND, Dovas CI, Konstantinou P, Georgiadou S, Psychas V, Apostolidi E, Kaldrymidou E and Loukopoulos P (2011). Enzootic nasal tumour of sheep in Cyprus and Greece. In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 161.Journal of Comparative Pathology Volume 146, Issue 1, January 2012, 84.

Giadinis ND, Loukopoulos P, Petridou E, Filioussis G, Koutsoumbas A, Pourliotis K and Karatzias H (2011). Abortions in ruminants attributed to selenium deficiency In: Cutting Edge Pathology 2011. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and 9th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Uppsala, Sweden 7-10 September 2011, pp. 113. Journal of Comparative Pathology 146, 1, January 2012, 72.

Giadinis ND, Loukopoulos P, Petridou E, Filioussis G, Koutsoumbas A, Pourliotis K and Karatzias H (2011). Cases of abortions in ruminants associated with selenium deficiency. In: Book of Abstracts of the 2nd Greek veterinary conference on farm animal medicine, hygiene and safety of food of animal origin and public health, Thessalonica, Greece, 18-20 March 2011, pp. 132-132.

Giadinis ND, Loukopoulos P, Dovas CI, Psychas V, Ioannou I, Apostolidi E, Konstantinou P, Georgiadou S and Kaldrymidou E (2011). Enzootic nasal tumour of small ruminants in Greece and Cyprus. In: Book of Abstracts of the 2nd Greek veterinary conference on farm animal medicine, hygiene and safety of food of animal origin and public health, Thessalonica, Greece, 18-20 March 2011, pp. 131-132.

Loukopoulos P, Ioannou I, Kassinis N, Georgiadou S, Kaldrymidou E and Giadinis ND (2010). Congenital nutritional myodegeneration in a Cyprus mouflon (Ovis orientalis ophion) lamb. In: ESVP/ECVP2010. 28th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists Sava Congress Center, Belgrade, Serbia, 8-11 September 2010, pp. 151. Journal of Comparative Pathology 143, 4: 344.

Loukopoulos P, Giadinis ND, Psychas V, Dovas CI and Kaldrymidou E (2010). Enzootic nasal tumour of goats in Greece. In: ESVP/ECVP2010. 28th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists Sava Congress Center, Belgrade, Serbia, 8-11 September 2010, pp. 50. Journal of Comparative Pathology 143, 4: 343.

Ioannou I, Loukopoulos P, Dovas CI, Georgiadou S, Kassinis N and Bourtzi-Hatzopoulou E (2010). Systemic cryptococcosis in a free-ranging Cyprus mouflon. In: ESVP/ECVP2010. 28th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists Sava Congress Center, Belgrade, Serbia, 8-11 September 2010, pp. 210.

Giadinis ND, Terpsidis K, Diakou A, Loukopoulos P, Karatzias H and Papazahariadou M (2010). Toxoplasma abortions in a dairy sheep flock In: ESVP/ECVP2010. 28th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists Sava Congress Center, Belgrade, Serbia, 8-11 September 2010, pp. 130. Journal of Comparative Pathology Volume 143, Issue 4, November 2010, Page 329

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