Brandon L. Plattner

 PlattnerAssociate Professor
Anatomic Pathology

BSc 2000, Department of Agriculture, Kansas State University
DVM 2002, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
PhD 2010, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
Diplomate 2010, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Office: L-222 Mosier Hall
Phone: (785) 532-4452


Diagnostic Anatomic Pathology (autopsy, surgical biopsy)
Systems of interest: gastrointestinal, hepatic pathology (all species)


Senior/4th year veterinary student necropsy rotation (DMP 785)
Anatomic pathology resident training
Systemic pathology course (DMP 740) (gastrointestinal pathology)


I have interest in innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions in the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants and other species and infectious diseases
Disease investigations related to KSVDL cases
Pathology support in collaborative research projects

Book Chapters

Francisco A Uzal, Jesse M Hostetter and Brandon L Plattner. (2016). The gastrointestinal tract. In: Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s Pathology of Domestic Animals, Volume 1. Maxie, 6th ed. Elsevier.

Selected Publications:

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-Ludwig L, Egan R, Baquero MM, Mansz A and Plattner BL. 2019. WC1+ and WC1neg gd T lymphocytes in intestinal mucosa of healthy and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis-infected calves. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. In press.

-Stinson KJ, Duffield TF, Kelton DF, Baquero MM and Plattner BL. 2019. A preliminary study investigating effects of oral monensin sodium in an enteric Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis model of calves. Journal of Dairy Science. In press.

-Stinson KJ, Baquero MM and Plattner BL. 2018. Resilience to infection by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis following direct intestinal inoculation in calves. Veterinary Research. 49(1):58.

-Sim ZH, Pinard CL, Plattner BL, Bienzle D. 2018. Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in the eyes of cats with and without uveitis. Am J Vet Res. 79(1): 90-97.

-Baquero MM and Plattner BL. 2017. Bovine WC1+ and WC1neg γδ T lymphocytes influence monocyte differentiation and monocyte-derived dendritic cell maturation during in vitro Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection. Front Immunol. 8:534

-Baquero MM and Plattner BL. 2017. Bovine peripheral blood WC1+ and WC1neg γδ T lymphocytes modulate monocyte-derived macrophage effector functions during in vitro Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection. Cell Immunol. 315:34-44.

-Arroyo LG, Costa MC, Guest BB, Plattner BL, Lillie BN and Weese JS. 2017. Duodenitis-proximal jejunitis in horses after experimental administration of Clostridium difficile toxins. J Vet Intern Med. 31(1): 158-163.

-Nazarali A, Singh A, Chalmers H, Stevens B, Plattner BL. 2014. Chronic liver lobe torsion in a cat. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 50(2):119-23.

-Plattner BL, Huffman E, Jones DE and Hostetter JM. 2014. T lymphocyte responses during early enteric Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in cattle. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 157(1-2):12-9.

-Link KA, Koenig JB, Silveira A, Plattner BL, Lillie BN. 2013. Effect of unfocused extracorporeal shock wave therapy on growth factor gene expression in wounds and intact skin of horses. Am J Vet Res. 74(2):324-32.

-Plattner BL, Kent M, Summers B, Platt SR, Freeman AC, Blas-Machado U, Clemans J, Cheville NF, Garcia-Tapia D. 2012. Gliomatosis cerebri in two dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 48(5):359-65.

-Sponseller BT, Plattner BL, Hostetter JM. Pathology in practice. Halicephalobus gingivalis. 2011. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 238(10):1265-7.

-Plattner BL, Chiang YW, Roth JA, Platt R, Huffman E, Zylstra J, Hostetter JM. 2011. Direct inoculation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis into ileocecal Peyer's patches results in colonization of the intestine in a calf model. Vet Pathol. 48(3):584-92.