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Tom Murphy

Email Address:
Address: 16 Castleknock Rise, Laurel Lodge, Castleknock
City: Dublin 15
State/Providence: Co. Dublin
Zip Code: D15 DR9Y
Country: Ireland
Phone Number: +353874198456
Date Posted: 7/25/2017


Retired veterinarian available for short and medium term projects but will consider more permanent long term positions.


Veterinary Medicine (MVB) University College Dublin, Ireland, MVSc (Applied parasitology),Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK PhD (Fish pathology), Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK Diplomate European Veterinary Parasitology College


Over 40 years experience in the research, prevention, control, diagnosis and pathogenesis of the diseases of fish and other livestock while working as a veterinary pathologist/parasitologist in various government and academic institutions. Expertise in: International and farm biosecurity (developing national aquatic animal disease control programmes and fish health plans for farms), epidemiology, disease risk assessment, veterinary extension education, clinical field trials, expert report writing (biosecurity and disease prevention), editing scientific and commercial publications.


Selected publications: Report commission by an international agency: Murphy, T., O’Connell, J. and Gunton, R. AU-IBAR, 20167, Mapping study of aquatic animal diseases – North Africa Editors: Isagi, N., Seisay, M. and Nouala, S., AU-IBAR Reports, Nairobi, Kenya General fish diseases: Murphy, T.M., Rodger, H.D., Drinan, E.M., Gannon, F., Kruse, P.and Korting, W. (1992) The sequential pathology of pancreas disease in Atlantic salmon on two farms in Ireland. J. Fish Diseases 15, 401-408. Murphy, T.M., Drinan, E.M. and Gannon, F. (1995) Studies with an experimental model for pancreas disease of Atlantic salmon. Salmo salar L. Aquaculture Research 26, 861-874. Murphy,T.M, M. Berzano, S.M. O’Keeffe, D.M. Cotter, S.E. McEvoy, K.A. Thomas, N.P. O’Maoileidigh and K.F. Whelan. (2010). Anisakid larvae in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L) grilse and post-smolts: molecular identification and histopathology. Journal for Parasitology 96, 77-82 Palmer, R., Drinan, E.M. and Murphy, T.M. (1994) A previously unknown disease of farmed Atlantic salmon: pathology and establishment of bacterial aetiology. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 19, 7-14. Rodger, H.D., Drinan, E.M., Murphy, T.M. and Lunder, T, (1991) Observations on erythrocytic inclusion body syndrome. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 11, 108-111. Rodger, H.D. and Murphy, T. M. (1991) Cranial deformities in Atlantic salmon alevins. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 11, 219-221. Rodger, H.D., Murphy, T. M., Drinan, E.M. and Rice, D. (1991) Acute skeletal myopathy in farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 12, 17-23. Risk assessment and modelling: Murphy, T.M., Walhdrome, H., Dold, C., Keegan, J.D., McCann, A., Murphy, D., Melville, J. and McAteer , W. (2012). Freedom from Echinococcus multilocularis: An Irish perspective. Veterinary Parasitology 190, 196-203 McDonald, S., Ziegler, P., Murphy, T. M. and Holden, N.M. (2011) Qualitative risk assessment of surface water contamination with Cryptosporidium sp. oocysts: a case study of three agricultural catchments.. Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 17, 813-825. Samadder, S.R., Ziegler, P., Murphy, T.M., Holden, N.M., (2010). Spatial distribution of risk factors for Cryptosporidium spp. transport in an Irish catchment. Water and Environmental Research, 82 750-758 Tang, J., McDonald, S.,Peng, X, Samadder, S., Murphy, T.M. and Holden, N.M.(2011). Modelling Cryptosporidium oocysts transport in small ungauged agricultural catchments. Water Research 45, 3665-3680. Epidemiology with a GIS component: Murphy, T.M., J. O’Connell, M. Berzano, C. Dold, J.D. Keegan, A. McCann, D. Murphy, N.M. Holden (2012). The prevalence and distribution of Alaria alata, a potential zoonotic parasite, in foxes in Ireland. Parasitology Research 111, 283-290 General epidemiology: De Waele, V.,Van den Broeck, F., Huyse, T., McGrath, G., Speybroeck, N., Berzano, M., Raleigh, P., Mulcahy, G. M and Murphy, T.M. (2013) Panmitic structure of the Cryptosporidium parvum population in Irish calves: Influence of prevalence and host movement. Applied Environmental Microbiology 79, 2534 – 2541. De Waele, V., Berzano, M., Speybroeck, N., Berkvens, D., Mulcahy, G. M and Murphy, T.M. (2012) Peri-parturient rise of Cryptosporidium oocysts in calves: New insights provided by duplex quantitative real time PCR. Veterinary Parasitology 189 368-8. Murphy, T.M., J. Walochnik, A.Hassl, J. Moriarty, J. Mooney, D. Toolan, C. Sanchez-Miguel, A. O’Loughlin, A. McAuliffe. (2007). Study on the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum and molecular evidence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi and Encephalitozoon (Septata) intestinalis infections in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in rural Ireland. Veterinary Parasitology, 146, 227-234. Peng, X, Murphy, T and Holden N.M. (2008) Evaluation of temperature on the die-off rate of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in water, soils and faeces. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74, 7101-7107. Diagnosis, treatment and control of disease: De Waele, V., Berzano, M., Speybroeck, N., Berkvens, D., Lowery, C.J., Mulcahy, G. M and Murphy, T.M. (2011) Age-stratified Bayesian analysis to estimate sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic test for the detection of Cryptosporidium spp oocysts in neonatal calves. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49 76-84 De Waele, V., Speybroeck, N., Berkvens, D., Mulcahy, G. M and Murphy, T.M.(2010). Control of cryptosporidiosis in neonatal calves: Use of halofuginone lactate in different calf rearing systems. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 96, 143-151. Murphy, T.M., McNamara, E., Hill, M., Rooney, N., Barry, J., Egan, J., O’Connell, A., O’Loughlin, J. and McFadden, S. (2001) Epidemiological studies of human and animal Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 and DT104b isolates in Ireland. Epidemiology and Infection 126, 3-9.

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