Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Professor Michael P. REICHEL

Veterinarian, PhD, FACVSc, FRCVS
Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Specialist
Co-Editor-in-Chief Veterinary Parasitology

Dean of Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Contact Information
Address:  Room B, 5/F, Block 1, To Yuen Building, 31 To Yuen Street
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: 3442-8869
Fax: 3442-0339
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Research profile: CityU Scholars

Dean and Chair Professor Michael P. Reichel is recognised as a specialist in Veterinary Public Health in Hong Kong (Veterinary Public Health/Food Hygiene and Population Medicine), Australia and New Zealand as well as in Europe and the UK. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and was most recently awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (London) for his Meritorious Contributions to Learning.

He graduated with a veterinary degree from the Free University of Berlin. Since then he has spent most of his professional life in the Southern hemisphere, working in New Zealand, the Falkland Islands, but also East Africa and Switzerland, and lately Australia. He has experience in both, government service and private industry and has been closely associated with universities in Australasia (he also holds an adjunct professorial appointment at UTS, Sydney) and has collected half a dozen postgraduate qualifications along his professional career.

His research interests include Veterinary Public Health in the classical sense of zoonoses where he has been involved in echinococcosis, bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis research. His interest in population medicine has extended from disease eradication programmes in the Falkland Islands (there, successful Br ovis eradication) to the diagnosis, control and economic aspects of Neospora caninum abortions and the impact and diagnosis of Bovine Diarrhoea Virus in cattle.

Most recently he was involved in the setting up of a new veterinary school in Adelaide, as Associate Head of School, responsible for research. That school was accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council in 2013 and graduates are now able to practice in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He is presently a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Veterinary Parasitology.

Research Interests

Publications (selection from the past five years)

  1. Nasir A; Lanyon SR; Schares G; Anderson ML and Reichel MP (2012)
    Sero-prevalence of Neospora caninum and Besnoitia besnoiti in South Australian beef and dairy cattle
    Veterinary Parasitology 186, 480-485;
  2. Weber F; Jackson J; Sobecki B; Choromanski L; Olsen M; Frank F; Ellis J and Reichel MP (2013)
    On the Efficacy and safety of vaccination in cattle with live tachyzoites of Neospora caninum for the prevention of Neospora-associated fetal loss
    Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 20, 99-105;
  3. Reichel MP; Ayanegui-Alcérreca MA; Gondim LFP and Ellis JT (2013)
    What is the global economic impact of Neospora caninum in cattle – the billion dollar question
    International Journal for Parasitology 43, 133 – 142;
  4. Moore D; Reichel M; Späth E and Campero C (2013)
    Neospora caninum causes severe economic losses in cattle in the humid pampa region of Argentina
    Tropical Animal Health and Production 45, 1237-41;
  5. Lanyon SR; Hill FI; Reichel MP and Brownlie J (2014)
    Bovine viral diarrhoea: Pathogenesis and diagnosis
    The Veterinary Journal 199, 201 – 209;
  6. Lanyon SR and Reichel MP (2014)
    Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (“pestivirus”) in Australia: to control or not to control?
    Australian Veterinary Journal 92, 277 – 282;
  7. Moore DP, Konrad JL, San Martino S, Reichel MP, Cano DB, Méndez S, Spath EJL, Odeón AC, Crudeli G, Campero CM (2014)
    Neospora caninum serostatus is affected by age and species variables in cohabiting water buffaloes and beef cattle
    Veterinary Parasitology 203, 259 - 263;
  8. Lanyon SR, Sims S, Cockcroft PD and Reichel MP (2014)
    Comparison of serum, ear notches, nasal and saliva swabs for bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) antigen detection in colostrum-fed persistently infected (PI) calves and non-PI calves
    Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 26, 783-787
  9. Evans CA, Lanyon SR, Manning SK and Reichel MP (2015)
    Reproductive performance in experimentally BVDV infected ewes and sero-conversion rates in sheep co-mingled with BVDV PI calves
    Journal of Small Ruminant Research 123, 314 – 319
  10. Reichel MP, Moore DP, Hemphill A, Ortega-Mora, LM, Dubey JP and Ellis JT (2015)
    A live vaccine against Neospora caninum abortions in cattle
    Vaccine (Commentary) 33, 1299 - 1301;
  11. Nugroho W, Cargill CF, Putra IM, Kirkwood RN, Trott DJ, Salasia SIO, Slipranata M and Reichel MP (2016)
    Investigations of selected pathogens among village pigs in Central Papua, Indonesia
    Tropical Animal Health and Production 48, 29-36

  12. Lanyon SR and Reichel MP (2016)
    Pretreatment of serum samples to reduce interference of colostrum-derived specific antibodies with detection of Bovine viral diarrhea virus antigen by ELISA in young calves
    Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

  13. Reichel MP, Lanyon SR and Hill FI (2016)
    Moving past serology: diagnostic options without serum
    2016 Special Issue on Recent Developments in Veterinary Diagnostics
    The Veterinary Journal;