Manuel F. Chamorro, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA

Dr. Chamorro obtained his DVM from the National University of Colombia in 2003. Following four years in private dairy practice in Colombia, Dr. Chamorro moved to the U. S. to pursue an internship in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University in 2007. After finishing his internship in August 2008, Dr. Chamorro joined the team of veterinarians in the food animal section of Auburn University as a Resident of Food Animal Internal Medicine. In 2011, he became board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Chamorro is currently a clinical lecturer in food animal medicine at the Large Animal Teaching Hospital at Auburn University and is pursuing a PhD program in infectious diseases of cattle. 



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Research Interests

Dr. Chamorro’s clinical and research interests include medical and surgical conditions affecting food animals, as well as infectious and metabolic diseases of cattle.  His primary research focus is maternally-derived immunity against infectious pathogens of cattle with particular interest in bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). 

Selected Publications

  • Chamorro MF, Passler T, Givens MD, Edmondson MA, Wolfe DF, Walz PH. Evaluation of transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) between persistently infected and naive cattle by the horn fly (Haematobia irritans). Vet Res Commun. 2011; 35(2):123-9.
  • Thomas Passler, Mylissa S. Marley, Manuel F. Chamorro, Chad H. Newbolt, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, Herris S. Maxwell, Paul H. Walz. Evaluating Transmission of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus to Cattle by Exposure to Carcasses of Persistently Infected Whitetailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Inter J Appl Res Vet Med 2012; 10(1):48-52
  • Chamorro MF, Passler T, Joiner K, Poppenga R, Bayne J, Walz PH. Acute renal failure in two adult llamas after exposure to leaves and buds from Oak trees (Quercus sp.). Can Vet J 2012; in press.