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College of Veterinary Medicine

Giselle Cino

 Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology

DVM (2009) National University of Asunción, Paraguay
PhD (2016) Kansas State University
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Mosier L-225
Phone: 785-532-4076
Email: gcino@vet.ksu.edu

Service and Outreach

My responsibility as a diagnostic anatomic pathologist is to provide necropsies, biopsies, and consultation services from a wide range of animal species to referring veterinarians and owners from numerous locations across the US and internationally. My particular areas of interest include swine pathology.


I serve as the course coordinator and instructor of the Diagnostic Medicine rotation (DMP 785) in the fourth year of the professional curriculum, which includes necropsy technique and gross pathology evaluation and interpretation, sample collection, and incorporation of diagnostic tools into each case. I also teach viral and prion diseases of small ruminants on the Veterinary Virology course (DMP 722) to the second year veterinary students. I assist in training anatomic pathology residents and diagnostic interns.


My research interests include pathogenesis and immunopathology of infectious diseases of swine, with emphasis on viral diseases, as well as characterizing a model of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in swine. I also provide pathology support and collaborative efforts to researchers within Kansas State University.

Selected Publications

  1. Louden Wright, David Eshar, James W. Carpenter, Denise Lin, Aiswaria Padmanabhan, Lalitha Peddireddi, Ada Giselle Cino-Ozuna. Suspected hepadnavirus association with a hepatocellular carcinoma in a blacktailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). Journal of Comparative Pathology. Volume 157, Issue 4, November 2017, Pages 284-290
  2. Ober, R.A., J.B. Thissen, C.J. Jaing, A.G. Cino-Ozuna, R.R.R. Rowland, and M.C. Niederwerder. Increased microbiome diversity at the time of infection is associated with improved growth rates of pigs after co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). Vet Microbiol. 208: 203-211, 2017
  3. Niederwerder MC, Jaing CJ, Thissen JB, Cino-Ozuna AG, McLoughlin KS, and Rowland RRR. Microbiome associations in pigs with the best and worst clinical outcomes following co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). VeterinaryMicrobiology 188, 1-11, 2016.
  4. Whitworth KM, Rowland RRR, Ewen CL, Trible BR, Kerrigan MA, Cino-Ozuna AG, Samuel MS, McLaren D, Mileham A, Wells KD, Prather RS. Gene edited pigs are protected from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). NatureBiotechnology 34, 20–22, 2016.
  5. Ewen CL, Cino-Ozuna AG, He H, Kerrigan MA, Dekkers JCM, Tuggle CK, Rowland RRR, Wyatt CR. Analysis of blood leukocytes in a naturally occurring immunodeficiency of pigs shows the defect is localized to B and T cells. Vet Immunol Immunopathol Dec 14;162(3-4):174-179, 2014.
  6. Sullivan RR, Faris BR, Eborn D, Cino-Ozuna AG, Rozell TG. Expression of follicle stimulating hormone receptor variants during the sheep estrous cycle. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 14(11):113-120, 2013.
  7. Cino Ozuna AG, Rowland RRR, Nietfeld JC, Kerrigan MA, Dekkers JC, Wyatt CR. Preliminary findings of a previously unrecognized porcine primary immunodeficiency disorder. Vet Pathol 50(1): 144-146, 2013.
  8. Cino-Ozuna AG, Henry S, Hesse RA, Nietfeld JC, Bai J, Scott HM, Rowland RR.  Characterization of a new disease syndrome associated with porcine circovirus type 2 in previously vaccinated herds. J. Clin. Microbiol. May; 49(5): 2012-6, 2011.