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1980 Attendance at the Environmental Sciences Institute of the California State University, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
1983 Master Degree in Agricultural Science cum laude
University of Bologna, Italy

Professional employment

1989-1992 Contract Professor
University of Parma, Italy
1994 Assistant Professor
University of Parma, Italy
2005 Associate Professor
University of Parma, Italy

Professional and Scientific Memberships

Scientific Association of Animal Production (ASPA) member
European Association of Animal Production member
Italian Association of Equine Practitioners (SIDI) member

Courses Taught at Parma University at present

In the Veterinary Medicine Program:

• Animal Productions

In the Livestock Science and Animal Production Technologies Program:

• Horse Morpho-functional Evaluation and Breeds
• Horse Breeding Technology

In the Food Science and Technologies Program:

• Animal Productions

University activities

• Founder of the Equine Science Program (bachelor degree) first and only in Italy
• Quality Assurance Responsible of the Livestock Science and Animal Production Technologies program
• PhD Board Member for Animal Production, Veterinary Biotechnologies, Food Quality and Safety

Research issues:

- Biomechanics and performance of horses studied by means of innovative technologies (SIMI, GPS).
- Horse behaviour: training methods and prevention of behavioural pathologies
- Management and growth patterns of foals destined to racing and riding
- Genetic characterization of equine breeding stock in collaboration with Perugia University, Dep. of Pathology, Diagnostic and Veterinary Clinic
- Production, composition and employment of milk from non-conventional species, in particular of mare’s milk, in collaboration with INRA, Department of Animal Science, Research Center of Clermont-Ferrand/Theix, Francia.

Co-author of about one hundred publications: national and international journals, proceedings of international meetings, chapters of books.
Reviewer for several international journals: Animal Feed Science and Technology, Comparative Exercise Physiology, Italian Journal of Animal Science, Livestock Science, Animal.

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014


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