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John F. Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, PhD
(859) 218-1106

Department of Veterinary Science
M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
University of Kentucky


BSc (Biology), University College, Dublin, 1961

MVB, MRCVS, University College, Dublin, 1965

MS, University of Wisconsin, 1967

PhD, National University of Ireland, 1969

Employment and Professional Experience

1965-67; Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin.

1967-72; Assistant Lecturer, College Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University College, Dublin.

1972-86; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

1978-84; Lecturer, Aquavet Program, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1979-80; Visiting Lecturer, Bacteriology, The Medical School, University of Bristol, England.

1985-86; Visiting Associate Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of California/Davis, Davis, CA.

1986-91; Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

1991-present; Keeneland Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Selected Publications

Timoney, J.F., R. DeNegri, A. Sheoran and N. Forster. 2010. Affects of N-terminal variation in the SeM protein of Streptococcus equi on antibody and fibrinogen binding. Vaccine. 28:1522-1527.

Kumar, P. and J.F. Timoney. 2009. Light and ultrastructural studies on the ependymal secretion and formation of Reissner’s fibre in horses. Indian J. Am. Sci. 79:1087-1188.

Causey, R.C., S.C. Artiushin, J.F. Crowley, J.A. Weber, A.D. Homola, A. Kelley, L.A. Stephenson, H.M. Opitz, S. Guilmain and J.F. Timoney. 2009. Immunization of the equine uterus against Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus using an intranasal attenuated Salmonella vector. Veterinary Journal. doi:10.1016/j.tujl.2009.05.001.

Tiwari, R. and J.F. Timoney. 2008. Streptococcus equi bacteriophage SeP9 binds to group C carbohydrate but is not infective for the closely related S. zooepidemicus. Vet. Microbiol. 135:304-307.

Pesavento, P.A., K.F. Hurley, M.J. Bannasch, S. Artiushin and J.F. Timoney. 2008. A clonal outbreak of acute hemorrhagic pneumonia in intensively housed (shelter) dogs caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Vet. Pathol. 45:51-53.

Kumar, P. and J.F. Timoney. 2008. Histomorphology of the subcommissural organ of the horse, Indian J. of Animal Sciences. 78:1227-30.

Verma, A., S.R. Rathinam, C. Gowri Priya, V.R. Muthukkaruppan, B. Stevenson Brian and J.F. Timoney. 2008. LruA and LruB antibodies in sera of humans with leptospiral uveitis. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 15:1019-1023.

Timoney, J.F. and P. Kumar. 2008. Early pathogenesis of equine Streptococcus equi infection (strangles), Eq. Vet. J. 40: 637-642.

Tiwari, R., A. Qin, S. Artiushin and J.F. Timoney. 2007. Se18.9, an antiphagocytic factor H-binding protein of Streptococcus equi. Vet. Microbiol. 121:105-115.

Timoney, J.F., J. Yang, J. Liu, and C. Merant. 2007. IdeE reduces the bactericidal activity of equine neutrophils for Streptococcus equi. Vet. Immunol. and Immunopathol. 122:76-82.

Timoney, J.F., A. Qin, S. Muthupalani, and S. Artiushin. 2007. Vaccine potential of novel surface exposed and secreted proteins of Streptococcus equi. Vaccine 25:5583-5590.

Verma, A., J. Hellwage, S. Artiushin, P.F. Ziffel, P. Kraiczy, J.F. Timoney and B. Stevenson. 2006. LfhA, a novel factor H-binding protein of Leptospira interrogans. Infect. Immun. 74:2659-66.

Breathnach, C.C, M.R. Yeargan, J.F. Timoney and G.P. Allen. 2006. Detection of equine herpesvirus-specific effector and memory cytotoxic immunity in the equine upper respiratory tract. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 111:117-25.

Verma, A., S. Artiushin, J. Matsunaga, D.A. Haake and J.F. Timoney. 2005. Lru A and Lru B, novel lipoproteins of pathogenic Leptospira interrogans associated with equine recurrent uveitis. Infect. Immun. 73:7259-7266.

Sweeney, C.R., J.F. Timoney, J.R. Newton and M.T. Hines. 2005. Streptococcus equi infections in horses: Guidelines for treatment, control and prevention of strangles. J.Vet. Intern. Med. 19:123-134.

Timoney, J.F. 2004. The pathogenic equine streptococci. Vet. Res. 35:1-13.

Artiushin, S., J.F. Timoney, J. Nally and A. Verma. 2004. Host-inducible immunogenic sphingomyelinase-like protein Lk73.5 of Leptospira interrogans. Infect. Immun. 72:742-749.

Sheoran, A.S., J.F. Timoney, S.A. Tinge, P. Sundaram and R. Curtiss III. 2001. Intranasal immunogenicity of a D cya D crf – pab A mutant of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium for the horse. Vaccine. 19:3591-3599.

Kumar, P., J.F. Timoney and A.S. Sheoran. 2001. M cells and associated lymphoid tissue of the equine nasopharyngeal tonsil. Eq. Vet. J. 33:224-230.

Newton, J.R., K. Verhezen, N.C. Talbot, J.F. Timoney, J.F.N. Wood, K.H. Lakhans and N. Chanter. 2000. Control of strangles outbreaks by isolation of guttural pouch carriers using PCR and culture of Streptococcus equi. Eq. Vet. J. 32:515-526.

Recent Book Chapters

Timoney, J.F. 2004. Streptococcus. In Pathogenesis of Bacteria Infections in Animals. Eds: C.L. Gyles, J.F. Prescott, J.G. Songer and C.O. Thoen. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa. pp 23-42.

Timoney, J.F. 2004. Strangles. In Infectious Diseases of Livestock. J.A.W. Coetzer and R.C. Tustin. Oxford University Press. Volume III.

Timoney, J.F. 2004. Glanders. The Merck Veterinary Manual 9th Ed. Merck/ Merial, Whitehouse Station, NJ. pp 93-94.

Timoney JF. 2008. Contagious Equine Metritis. In Foreign Animal Diseases, 7th Edition. Eds: C. Brown and A. Torres. United States Animal Health Association, pp 225-230.

Timoney, J.F. 2009. Strangles: Immunology and Management. In Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. Eds: N. Edward Robinson and K.A. Sprayberry. Saunders-Elsevier. pp 124-128.

Timoney, J.F. 2010. Streptococcus. In Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, 4th Edition. Eds: C.L. Gyles, J.F. Prescott, J.G. Songer and C.O. Thoen. Blackwell Publishing.

Awards and Honors

Senior International Fellowship, John E. Fogarty International Center, 1979-80.

F.K. Ramsey Lectureship. Iowa State University, September 1981.

D.Sc. Degree, Published Work, National University of Ireland. July 1983.

Exchange Fellow, Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD), 1990.

Excellence in Equine Research Award, Bayer Animal Health, 1999.

Honorary Membership, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, 1999.

Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Medal and Lecturer, British Equine Veterinary Association, 2005.


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