Lluis Ferrer - DVM, DECVD, PhD

Lluis Ferrer

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  • Licenciado en Veterinaria (DVM), Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain - 1981
  • Master in Animal Pathology, Veterinary School of Hannover, Germany - 1983
  • PhD in Veterinary Science, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain - 1985

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Dermatology - 1995
  1. Zewe, C.M., Altet, L., Lam, A.T.H., Ferrer, L. 2017. Afoxolaner and fluralaner treatment do not impact on cutaneous Demodex populations of healthy dogs. Veterinary Dermatology.
  2. Zewe, C.M., Graham, J., Lam, A.T.H., Ferrer, L. 2017. Demodicosis in a ferret caused by Demodex canis. Veterinary Dermatology.
  3. Miró, G., Petersen, C., Cardoso, L., Bourdeau, P., Baneth, G., Solano-Gallego, L., Pennisi, M.G., Ferrer, L., Oliva, G. 2017. Novel Areas for Prevention and Control of Canine Leishmaniosis. Trends in Parasitology.
  4. Solano-Gallego, L., Cardoso, L., Pennisi, M.G., Petersen, C., Bourdeau, P., Oliva, G., Miró, G., Ferrer, L., Baneth, G. 2017. Diagnostic Challenges in the Era of Canine Leishmania infantum Vaccines. Trends in Parasitology.
  5. Falk, E., Lange, C.E., Jennings, S., Ferrer, L. 2017. Two cutaneous horns associated with canine papillomavirus type 1 infection in a pit bull dog. Veterinary Dermatology.
  6. Casanova, M.I., Lange, C.E., Martorell, J., Burballa, A., Ferrer, L., Ramis, A. 2017. Cutaneous and Gastric Papillomatosis in a Pet Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  7. Segarra, S., Miró, G., Montoya, A., Pardo-Marín, L., Boqué, N., Ferrer, L., Cerón, J. 2017. Randomized, allopurinol-controlled trial of the effects of dietary nucleotides and active hexose correlated compound in the treatment of canine leishmaniosis. Veterinary Parasitology.
  8. Falk, E.F., Lam, A.T.H., Barber, L.G., Ferrer, L. 2017. Clinical characteristics of doxorubicin-associated alopecia in 28 dogs. Veterinary Dermatology.
  9. De Lucia, M., Bardagi, M., Fabbri, E., Ferreira, D., Ferrer, L., Scarampella, F., Zanna, G., Fondati, A. 2017. Rifampicin treatment of canine pyoderma due to multidrug-resistant meticillin-resistant staphylococci: a retrospective study of 32 cases. Veterinary Dermatology.
  10. Miró, G., Petersen, C., Cardoso, L., Bourdeau, P., Baneth, G., Solano-Gallego, L., Pennisi, M.G., Ferrer, L., Oliva, G. 2017. Novel Areas for Prevention and Control of Canine Leishmaniosis. (Trends in Parasitology 33, 718-730; 2017). Trends in Parasitology.
  11. Sastre, N., Francino, O., Curti, J.N., Armenta, T.C., Fraser, D.L., Kelly, R.M., Hunt, E., Silbermayr, K., Zewe, C., Sánchez, A., Ferrer, L. 2016. Detection, prevalence and phylogenetic relationships of Demodex spp and further skin prostigmata mites (Acari, Arachnida) in wild and domestic mammals. PLoS ONE.
  12. Ferrer, L., Kimbrel, E.A., Lam, A., Falk, E.B., Zewe, C., Juopperi, T., Lanza, R., Hoffman, A. 2016. Treatment of perianal fistulas with human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells: A canine model of human fistulizing Crohn's disease. Regenerative Medicine.
  13. Ravera, I., Ferreira, D., Gallego, L.S., Bardagí, M., Ferrer, L. 2015. Serum detection of IgG antibodies against Demodex canis by western blot in healthy dogs and dogs with juvenile generalized demodicosis. Research in Veterinary Science.
  14. Víctor Acero, P., Perla Ángel, B., Esther Fonseca, B., Ferrer, L., Roura, X. 2015. Canine Leishmaniosis: Tools for diagnosis in veterinary practice in Colombia | Leishmaniosis canina: herramientas para el diagnóstico en la consulta veterinaria en Colombia. Revista MVZ Cordoba.
  15. Ferreira, D., Sastre, N., Ravera, I., Altet, L., Francino, O., Bardagí, M., Ferrer, L. 2015. Identification of a third feline Demodex species through partial sequencing of the 16S rDNA and frequency of Demodex species in 74 cats using a PCR assay. Veterinary Dermatology.
  16. Sabaté, D., Llinás, J., Homedes, J., Sust, M., Ferrer, L. 2014. A single-centre, open-label, controlled, randomized clinical trial to assess the preventive efficacy of a domperidone-based treatment programme against clinical canine leishmaniasis in a high prevalence area. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
  17. Ferrer, L., Ravera, I., Silbermayr, K. 2014. Immunology and pathogenesis of canine demodicosis. Veterinary Dermatology.
  18. Isidoro-Ayza, M., Lloret, A., Bardagí, M., Ferrer, L., Martínez, J. 2014. Superficial Necrolytic Dermatitis in a Dog With an Insulin-Producing Pancreatic Islet Cell Carcinoma. Veterinary Pathology.
  19. Silbermayr, K., Horvath-Ungerboeck, C., Eigner, B., Joachim, A., Ferrer, L. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships and new genetic tools for the detection and discrimination of the three feline Demodex mites. Parasitology Research.
  20. Castro López, J., Lloret, A., Ravera, I., Nadal, A., Ferrer, L., Bardagí, M. 2014. Pyogranulomatous mural folliculitis in a cat treated with methimazole. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

General Research Interests

  • Canine demodicosis
  • Canine leishmaniosis
  • Hyaluronosis in Chinese Shar Peis and other genodermatosis
  • Innate immunity in the skin

Selected Research Projects

  • "Deconstructing demodicosis", sponsored by the ECVD-ESVD
  • "Copy number variation as a disease cause in shar pei mucinosis", Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology


  • Clinical Dermatology

Research Interests by Area

Infectious Diseases: Genetics and Genomics
  • Dermatopathology, genetic susceptibility to disease, immune-mediated skin conditions, ectoparasites, demodicosis, leishmaniasis, cutaneous microbioma
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Immune-mediated dermatitis, genetic susceptibility in dogs.