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Born in Parma (Italy) in 1960, graduated in Veterinary Medicine with honor (1984). Licensed to Practice in 1984.
Full professor of Internal Medicine/Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM)

Current Professional Activities
Full Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Parma
Director of the Residency programme of the ECPHM - University of Parma

Main research areas
Infectious disease: PRRS, PCVD, Mycoplasma, Streptococcus, Actinobacillus, Aujeszky’s disease, PRDC. Non infectious diseases: puerperal diseases, piglet anemia, hemorrhagic bowel syndrome, post-weaning diarrhea. Porcine health management

Teaching (theory and practice)
Internal Medicine - Clinics of Large Animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Parma-Italy).

Professional Experience & Responsibilities
Head of the Department of Animal Health - University of Parma (2002-2008)
Head of the Animal Teaching Hospital – University of Parma (2005-2008; 2011-2012)
Responsible of the Unit of Internal Medicine (2008-2012)
Responsible of the doctoral course in Animal Health (2008-2014)
Responsible of the PhD course in Veterinary Science (2015- present)
Member of Evaluation Board of the University of Parma (2005-2010)
Vice-Rector of the University of Parma (2010-2013)
Vice-Rector of the University of Parma (2017-2023)
President of the Committee for funding of Agricultural and Veterinary Research at University of Parma (2008-present)
Member of the Research Board of the University of Parma (2008- 2017)
Expert for the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (1999 – present)
Member of Working Groups at the European Food Safety Authority (2014)
Reviewer for ISI Journal (Vaccine, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Research, Res Vet Sci, Vet Rec)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Porcine Health Management (BMC - open access journal)

>250 publications
3 original text books on Pig diseases (2) and Vaccination (1)

Memberships in Scientific Society and Colleges
President of the Italian Pig Veterinary Society (1995-2001; 2007-2013)
Member of American Association of Swine Veterinarians (1997—present)
Member and/or president of the Scientific Committee of National and International Symposia
Founding Father of the European College of Porcine Health Management (2004)
Chair of the Education Committee of the ECPHM (2011-2014)
Vice-President (President Elect) of the ECPHM (2013-2016)
President of the ECPHM (2016-2019)

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

  • Rettore (Rettorato) from 11/01/2023 to 10/31/2029




Phone number
Office location
Polo Veterinario - Palazzina 03
Strada del Taglio, 10
43126 PARMA