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Clinical Veterinary Medicine Unit

Description of Research Activity 

Below are shown the main lines of research of the Section:


  • Acquired heart disease in dogs (chronic degenerative mitral valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy): natural history, electrocardiography  and echocardiography.
  • Evaluation of performances and markers of exercise-induced stress in horses
  • Viral myocarditis in dogs

Clinical Pathology

  • Application of flow cytometric methods in veterinary field (livestock, pets and laboratory animals)
  • Hematopoietic neoplasms: morphologic, molecular and flow cytometric characterization. Cytological classification, PARR and immunophenotype, proliferative activity, DNA content /ploidy and apoptosis are studied in leukemias and lymphomas in order to evaluate their usefulness in diagnosis, staging and prognosis
  • Cytological approaches in veterinary oncology
  • Study of coagulation disorders in some animal species (dog and cow) by using the Thromboelastometry 

Emergency and Critical Care

  • Study of changes in oncotic pressure in dogs and therapeutic effectiveness of colloidal solutions in different pathologies

Internal Medicine

  • Clinical and clinico-pathological characterization of dogs affected by protein-losing enteropathy
  • Comparison among different canine populations suffering from adverse reaction to food, antibiotic-responsive enteropathy and steroid-responsive enteropathy
  • Feline chronic enteropathies
  • Clinical and clinico-pathological features of dogs affected by deep systemic mycosis
  • Metabolic consequences of intermittent hypoxia in brachycephalic dogs
  • Development of diagnostic diagram for rapid field assessment of acidosis severity in diarrheic calves
  • Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic approach to canine leishmaniosis


  • Transmissible  Spongiform Encephalopathy in Bovine
  • Transmissible  Spongiform Encephalopathy in Small Ruminants
  • Bovine Cerebrospinal fluid storage technic
  • Bovine Seizures disorders
  • Otitis Media-Interna in calves


  • Ophtalmic echography in small animals eye diseases
  • Morphologic and dimensional aspects of normal and pathologic adrenal gland in the dog

Welfare and Behavioural Medicine

  • Assessment of welfare in cows housed in compost-bedded pack
  • Clinical pharmacologic correlation in aggressive dogs treated with fluoxetine


Staff of the Unit

Aurelio CAGNASSO Full Professor
Alberto TARDUCCI Full Professor
Claudio BELLINO Associate Professor
Antonio D'ANGELO Associate Professor
Fulvio RIONDATO Associate Professor
Renato ZANATTA Associate Professor
Antonio BORRELLI Assistant Professor
Paola GIANELLA Assistant Professor
Barbara MINISCALCO Assistant Professor



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