Paul H. Walz, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate, ACVIM

Dr. Walz received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1992.  Following 2 years in a mixed animal practice in Corunna, Michigan, he returned to Michigan State University for a residency in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery, & Production Medicine.  Dr. Walz completed his residency, received his MS degree in 1997, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Large Animal Medicine.  Dr. Walz continued his graduate studies at Michigan State University and received the PhD degree in 2000.  After postgraduate training, Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2000 as an assistant professor in the Section of Agricultural Practices.  Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Auburn University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Food Animal Medicine in the Departments of Clinical Sciences and Pathobiology.


Research Interests

Dr. Walz’s clinical and research interests include medical and surgical conditions affecting food animals, as well as infectious diseases of cattle.  His primary research focus is bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infection in cattle.  Specific interests involve improving diagnostics for BVDV, and evaluating the pathophysiology of disease associated with this viral infection of cattle.

  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus
  • Medical and Surgical Conditions Affecting Food Animals

Selected Publications

Givens MD, Riddell KP, Walz PH, Rhoades J, Harland R, Zhang Y, Galik PK, Brodersen BW, Cochran AM, Brock KV, Carson RL, Stringfellow DA.  Noncytopathic bovine viral diarrhea virus can persist in testicular tissue after vaccination of peri-pubertal bulls but prevents subsequent infection.  Vaccine 25(5):867-76, 2007.

Rogers DP, Wyatt CR, Walz PH, Drouillard JS, Mosier DA.  Bovine alveolar macrophage neurokinin-1 and response to substance P.  Vet Immunol Immunopathol 112:290-295, 2006.

Gnad DP, Walz PH, Sargeant JM, Chenoweth PJ.  Prevalence of bovine viral diarrhea virus in young, purebred beef bulls in Kansas.  Bov Pract 39(2):101-104, 2005. 

AhnBC, Walz PH, Kennedy, GA, Kapil S.  Biotype, genotype, and clinical presentation associated with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) isolates from cattle.  Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 3(4):319-325, 2005. 

Walz PH, Grooms DL, Bell TG, Kaiser L, Baker JC, Brock KV.  Platelet function and association of bovine viral diarrhea virus with platelets in persistently infected cattle.  Am J Vet Res 66(10):1738-1742, 2005.

Walz PH, Baker JC, Mullaney TP, Maes RK.  Experimental inoculation of pregnant swine with type 1 bovine viral diarrhoea virus.  J Vet Med B 51(4):191-193, 2004.

Walz PH, Bell TG, Grooms DL, Kaiser L, Maes RK, Baker JC.  Platelet aggregation responses and virus isolation from platelets in calves experimentally infected with type I or type II bovine viral diarrhea virus.  Can J Vet Res 65:241-247, 2001.

Walz PH, Bell TG, Wells JL, Grooms DL, Kaiser L, Maes RK, Baker JC.  Relationship between degree of viremia and disease manifestations in calves with experimentally induced bovine viral diarrhea virus infection.  Am J Vet Res 62(7):  1095-1103, 2001. 

Walz PH, Bell TG, Steficek BA, Kaiser L, Maes RK, Baker JC.  Experimental model of type II bovine viral diarrhea virus-induced thrombocytopenia in neonatal calves. J Vet Diagn Invest 11(6): 505-514, 1999. 

Walz PH, Baker JC, Mullaney TP, Kaneene JB, Maes RK.  Comparison of type I and type II bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in swine. Can J Vet Res 63:119-123, 1999.

Walz PH, Steficek BA, Baker JC, Kaiser L, Bell TG.  Effect of type II bovine viral diarrhea virus infection on platelet function in experimentally infected calves. Am J Vet Res 60(11):1396-1401, 1999.

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