Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

School of Veterinary Medicine

Elias Papadopoulos


Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC)

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University

Thessaloniki 541 24 Greece


I have graduated (DVM) in 1988 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. In 1992 I received my Master in Veterinary Science (MSc) degree in Veterinary Parasitology from the University of Liverpool UK (Title of Thesis: Identification of Mounting Sex Pheromone in Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, Neuman 1901 (Acari: Ixodidae) and an in vitro investigation of its potential in improving the effectiveness of an acaricide). In 1997 I received my PhD degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece (Title of Doctoral Thesis: Anthelmintic resistance of sheep and goat nematodes in Greece).

I work in the Laboratory Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Assistant Professor) and participate in national and international research projects on the field of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases. I have participated in several national and international research projects and announced results in national and international scientific conferences. Some of the EU projects that I have participated are:

  • New and sensitive methods to detect anthelmintic resistance in ruminants (AIR3 CT92 0019).
  • Environmentally sensitive approaches to nematode parasite control in sustainable agricultural systems (PL96 1485).
  • Echinococcosis-Hydatidosis in eastern Mediterranean and middle east - Diagnosis for public health and epidemiology (ΕΟΚ ERB IC18-CT98-0354).
  • Novel solutions for the sustainable control of nematodes in ruminants (PARASOL)


1.     Hamilton J.G.C., Papadopoulos E., Harrison, S.J., Lloyd C.M. & Walker A.R. (1994). Evidence for a mounting sex pheromone in the brown ear tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, Neumann 1901 (Acari:Ixodidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 18: 331-338.

2.     Himonas C., Antoniadou-Sotiriadou K. & Papadopoulos E. (1994). Hydatidosis of food animals in Greece: prevalence of cysts containing viable protoscoleces. Journal of Helminthology, 68: 311-313.

3.     Papazahariadou M., Papadopoulos E. & Himonas C. (1995). Seasonal activity of ixodid ticks on goats in northern Greece. Veterinary Record, 136: 585-588.

4.     Papadopoulos E., Prevot F., Himonas C. & Dorchies P. (1997). Prevalence d' Oestrus ovis (Linne 1761) chez la chevre en Grece: enquete serologique par ELISA. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire, 148: 721-724.

5.     Papadopoulos E., Himonas C. & Boulard C. (1997). The prevalence of goat hypodermosis in Greece. Parassitologia, 39: 427-429.

6.     Papadopoulos E., Himonas C. & Boulard C. (1997). The prevalence of bovine hypodermosis in Greece. Parassitologia, 39: 431-433.

7.     Papadopoulos E. & Fthenakis G. (1999). Αdministration of moxidectin for treatment of sarcoptic mange in a flock of sheep. Small Ruminant Research, 31: 165-168.

8.     Fthenakis G., Papadopoulos E., Himonas C., Leontides L., Kritas S. & Papatsas J. (2000). Efficacy of moxidectin against sarcoptic mange and effects on milk yield of ewes and growth of lambs. Veterinary Parasitology, 87: 207-216.

9.     Papadopoulos E., Fthenakis G., Himonas C., Tzora A. & Leontides L. (2000). Persistent efficacy of moxidectin against Sarcoptes scabiei in sheep. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 23: 111-112.

10.  Papadopoulos E., Hamhougias K., Himonas C. & Dorchies P. (2000). Strongyle anthelmintic resistance in horses and cattle from Greece. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire, 151 : 1139-1142.

11.  Papadopoulos E., Prevot F., Jacquiet P., Duranton C., Bergeaud JP., Kalaitzakis E., Dorchies P. (2001). Seasonal variation of Oestrus ovis specific antibodies in sheep and goats mixed flocks in Greece. Veterinary Parasitology, 95: 73-77.

12.  Fthenakis G., Karagiannidis A., Alexopoulos K., Brozos C., Papadopoulos E. 2001. Effects of sarcoptic mange on the reproductive performance of ewes and transmission of Sarcoptes scabiei to newborn lambs. Veterinary Parasitology, 95: 63-71.

13.  Papadopoulos E., Himonas C., Coles G. 2001. Drought and flock isolation may enhance the development of anthelmintic resistance in nematodes. Veterinary Parasitology, 97: 253-259.

14.  Papazahariadou M., Saridomichelakis M., Koutinas A., Papadopoulos E. & Leontides L. (2003). Tick infestation of dogs in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 17: 110-113.

15.  Papadopoulos E., Arsenos G., Sotiraki S., Deligiannis C., Lainas T., Zygoyiannis D., 2003. The epizootiology of gastrointestinal nematode parasites in Greek dairy breeds of sheep and goats. Small Ruminant Research, 47: 193-202.

16.  Mylonakis M., Papadopoulos E., Koutinas A., Paitaki C., Leontides L., 2004. Comparison between the quantitative buffy coat capillary tube method, Knott's test and direct blood smear, for the detection and differentiation of circulating microfilariae in the dog. Journal of Helminthology, 78: 137-140.

17.  Papadopoulos E., Sotiraki S., Himonas C., Fthenakis G., 2004. Treatment of small lungworm infestation in sheep by using moxidectin. Veterinary Parasitology, 121: 329-336.

18.  Maurogianni VS, Fthenakis G., Papadopoulos E., Skoufos J., Christodoulopoulos G., Tzora A., 2004. Safety and reproductive safety of moxidectin in goats. Small Ruminant Research, 54: 33-41.

19.  Papaioannou N., Psalla D., Papadopoulos E., Adamama-Moraitou K., Petanidis T., Rallis T. & Vlemmas I. (2004). Obstructive, granulomatous tracheitis caused by Onchocerca sp. in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A, 51: 354-357.

20.  Diakakis N., Papadopoulos E., Hall MJR & Desiris A. (2006). Post-traumatic complication due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica larvae on a horse. Veterinary Record 158, 170-172.

21.  Papadopoulos E., Maurogianni VS, Ptochos S., Tsakalidis S. & Fthenakis G. (2004). Evaluation of the efficacy of moxidectin in a herd of goats after long-standing consistent use. Small Ruminant Research , 57, 271-275.

22.  Diakou A., Papadopoulos E., Haralabidis S., Papachristou F., Karatzias H. & Panousis N. (2005). Prevalence of parasites in intensively managed dairy cattle in Thessaloniki region, Greece. Cattle Practice, 13, 51-54.

23.  Fthenakis G., Papadopoulos E. & Himonas C. (2005). Effects of three anthelmintic regimes on milk yield of ewes and growth of lambs. Journal of Veterinary Medicine A, 52, 78-83.

24.  Deligiannis K., Lainas T., Arsenos G., Papadopoulos E., Fortomaris P., Kufidis D., Stamataris K. & Zygogiannis D. (2005). The effect of feeding natural zeolite on food intake and performance of growing lambs infected with gastrointestinal nematodes. Livestock Production Science, 96, 195-203.

25.  Papadopoulos E., Arsenos G., Coles G.C., Himonas C. (2007). Gastrointestinal nematode infection pattern of Greek dairy goats reared under extensive husbandry conditions and treated with anthelmintics at different times during the year. Small Ruminant Research, 69, 68-73.

26.  Mylonakis M, Rallis T., Koutinas A., Leontides L., Patsikas M., Florou M., Papadopoulos E., Fytianou A. (2006). Clinical signs and clinopathological abnormalities in dogs with clinical spirocercosis: 39 cases (1996-2004). JAVMA 228, 1063-1067.

27.  Papadopoulos E., Prevot F., Diakou A., Dorchies P. (2006). Comparison of infection rates of Oestrus ovis between sheep and goats kept in mixed flocks. Veterinary Parasitology 138, 382-385.

28.  Arsenos G., Fortomaris P., Papadopoulos E., Kufidis D., Stamataris K., Zygogiannis D. (2007). Meat quality of lambs of indigenous dairy Greek breeds as influenced by dietary protein and gastrointestinal nematode challenge. Meat Science 76, 779-786.

29.  Loukopoulos P., Komnenou A., Papadopoulos E., Psychas V. (2007). Lethal Ozolaimus megatyphlon infection in a green iguana (Iguana Iguana Rhinolopa). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38, 131-134.

30.  Gougoulis D., Kyriazakis I., Papaioannou N., Papadopoulos E., Taitzoglou I., Fthenakis G.C. (2007). Subclinical mastitis changes the patterns of maternal offspring behaviour in dairy sheep. Veterinary Journal, 176: 378-384.

31.  Papazahariadou M., Founta A., Papadopoulos E., Chliounakis S., Antoniadou-Sotiriadou K., Theodorides Y. (2007). Gastrointestinal parasites of shepherd and hunting dogs in the Serres Prefecture, Northern Greece. Veterinary Parasitology 148, 170-173.

32.  Giadinis N., Papadopoulos E., Panousis N., Papazahariadou M., Lafi SQ., Karatzias H. (2007). Effect of halofuginone lactate on treatment and prevention of lamb cryptosporidiosis: an extensive field trial. J. Of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 30, 578-582.

33.  Papadopoulos E., Arsenos G., Coles G.C., Himonas C. 2007. Gastrointestinal nematode infection pattern of Greek dairy goats reared under extensive husbandry conditions and treated with anthelmintics at different times during the year. Small Ruminant Research, 69: 68-73.

34.  Papadopoulos E. (2008). Anthelmintic resistance in sheep nematodes. Small Ruminant Research, 76: 99-103.

35.  Papachristou FA., Papadopoulos E., Panousis N., Roubies N., Karatzias H., Kyriakis SC., Bojkovski J. & Theodoridis Y. 2008. Evaluation of control schemes using protein supplementation and anthelmintics against gastrointestinal nematodes of dairy ewes. Acta Veterinaria (Beograd), 58: 333-344.

36.  Haralabidis S., Diakou A., Frydas S., Papadopoulos E., Mylonas A., Patsias A., Roilides E. & Giannoulis E. 2008. Long-term evaluation of 70 patients with hydatidosis treated with albendazole and praziquantel. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 21: 429-435.

37.  Papazahariadou M., Diakou A., Papadopoulos E, Georgopoulou I., Komnenou A. & Antoniadou-Sotiriadou K. 2008. Parasites of the digestive tract in free-ranging birds in Greece. Journal of Natural History, 42: 381-398.

38.  Giadinis N., Papadopoulos E., Lafi SQ., Panousis N., Papazahariadou M. & Karatzias H. 2008. Efficacy of halofuginone lactate for the treatment and prevention of cryptosporidiosis in goat kids: an extensive field trial. Small Ruminant Research, 76: 195-200.

39.  Papadopoulos E., Bartram D., Carpenter S., Mellor P. & Wall R. 2009. Efficacy of alphacypermethrin applied to cattle and sheep against the biting midge Culicoides nubeculosus. Veterinary Parasitology, 163: 110-114.

40.  Gallidis E., Papadopoulos E., Ptochos S., Arsenos G. 2009. The use of targeted selective treatments against gastrointestinal nematodes in milking sheep and goats in Greece based on parasitological and performance criteria. Veterinary Parasitology 164: 53-58.

41.  Kenyon F., Greer A.W., Coles G.C., Cringoli G., Papadopoulos E., Cabaret J., Berrag B., Varady M., Van Wyk J.A., Thomas E., Vercruysse J. & Jackson F. 2009. The role of targeted selective treatments in the development of refugia-based approaches to the control of gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants. Veterinary Parasitology, 164: 3-11.

42.  Diakou A., Papadopoulos E. & Lazarides K. 2009. Specific anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies in stray cats in Greece. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 11: 728-730.

43.  Arsenos G., Fortomaris P., Papadopoulos E., Sotiraki S., Stamataris C. & Zygoyiannis D. 2009. Growth and meat quality of kids of indigenous Greek goats (Capra prisca) as influenced by dietary protein and gastrointestinal nematode challenge. Meat Science, 82: 317-323.

44.  Samson Himmelstjerna von G., Coles GC., Jackson F., Bauer C., Borgsteede F., Cirak V., Demeler J., Donnan A., Dorny P., Epe C., Harder A., Hoglund J., Kaminsky R., Kerboeuf D., Kuttler U., Papadopoulos E., Posedi J., Small J., Varady M., Vercruysse J. & Wirtherle N. 2009. Standardization of the egg hatch test for the detection of benzimidazole resistance in parasitic nematodes. Parasitology Research, 105: 825-834.

45.  Papadopoulos E., Fragkou IA., Maurogianni VS., Gougoulis DA., Orfanou DC., Gallidis E., Ptochos S., Taitzoglou IA., Parker L. & Fthenakis GC. 2009. Persistent efficacy of long-acting moxidectin for control of trichostrongylid infections of sheep. Small Ruminant Research, 81: 171-173.

46.  Papazahariadou M., Papadopoulos E., Diakou A. & Ptochos S. 2009. Gastrointestinal parasites of stabled and grazing horses in central and northern Greece. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 29: 233-236.

47.  Papadopoulos E., Loukopoulos P., Komnenou A., Androukaki E. & Karamanlidis A. 2010. First report of Acanthocheilonema spirocauda in the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46: 570-573.

48.  Papadopoulos E., Rowlinson M., Bartram D., Carpenter S., Mellor P. & Wall R. 2010. Treatment of horses with cypermethrin against the biting flies Culicoides nubeculosus, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. Veterinary Parasitology 169: 165-171.

49.  Pavlidis P., Nikolaidis V., Gouveris H., Papadopoulos E., Kekes G. & Kouvelas D. 2010. Ototoxicity caused by once- and twice-daily administration of amikacin in rabbits. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 74: 361-364.

50.  Papazahariadou M., Papadopoulos E., Christaki E., Georgopoulou I., Florou-Paneri P., Tserveni-Gousi A. & Yannakopoulos A. 2010. Use of Fraxinus ornus as an alternative anti-coccidian in broilers experimentally infected with Eimeria tenella. Revue Medecin Veterinaire, 161: 326-331.

51.  Papadopoulos E., Rowlinson M., Bartram D., Carpenter S., Mellor P. & Wall R. 2010. Treatment of horses with cypermethrin against the biting flies Culicoides nubeculosus, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. Veterinary Parasitology, 169: 165-171.

52.  Papadopoulos E., Chaligiannis I. & Morgan E.R. 2010. Epidemiology of Oestrus ovis L. (Diptera: Oestridae) larvae in sheep and goats in Greece. Small Ruminant Research, 89: 51-56.

53.  Kouam M.K., Kantzoura V., Gajadhar A.A., Theis J.H., Papadopoulos E. & Theodoropoulos G. 2010. Seroprevalence of equine piroplasms and host-related factors associated with infection in Greece. Veterinary Parasitology, 169: 273-278.

54.  Arsenos G. Fortomaris P., Giadinis N., Roubies N. & Papadopoulos E. 2010. Serum vitamin A and vitamin E levels of growing lambs infected or not with gastrointestinal nematodes and fed a diet containing clinoptilolite. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 23: 567-572.

55.  Kouam M.K., Diakou A., Kantzoura V., Papadopoulos E., Gajadhar A.A. & Theodoropoulos G. 2010. A seroepidemiological study of exposure to Toxoplasma, Leishmania, Echinococcus and Trichinella in equids in Greece and analysis of risk factors. Veterinary Parasitology, 170: 170-175.

56.  Giadinis N.D., Chochlakis D., Ioannou I., Kritsepi-Konstantinou M., Papadopoulos E., Psaroulaki A. & Karatzias H. 2010. Haemorrhagic diathesis in a ram with Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection. Journal of Comparative Pathology, (in press).