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Catania Salvatore

Catania Salvatore | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Department SCT1 – Verona and Vicenza. Avian Medicine Laboratory (Padova)
Phone +39 049 8084288

Professional profile

Salvatore Catania graduated in Veterinary medicine at the University of Messina (Italy) and holds a PhD in Morphology of birds and fish from the same University. Following research fellowships at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) in the Veneto Region (Legnaro – Italy).

Currently he works for the Diagnostic service of IZSVe, and in particular for the Avian medicine laboratory where he is the supervisor of three different units: Avian diagnostic, Mycoplasma and Monoclonal antibodies unit.

Salvatore Catania’s research interests include gross pathological and bacteriology issues, with particular emphasis on mycoplasmosis of veterinary species and avian pathology.


  • Catania S., Gobbo F., Ayling Roger D., Fincato A., Rodio S., Moronato M.L., Robin A. J. Nicholas. Outbreak of disease associated with Mycoplasma meleagridis in a free-range mixed poultry farm. In Press in Veterinary Record Case Report
  • Catania S., Gobbo F., Rodio S., Fincato A., Qualtieri K., Santone C., Nicholas R.A.J.. First Isolation of Mycoplasma iowae in Grey Partridge Flocks. Avian Diseases 58(2):323-325. 2014..doi:
  • Lysnyansky, I. Gerchman, I. Mikula, F. Gobbo, S. Catania, S. Levisohn. Molecular Characterization of Acquired Enrofloxacin Resistance in Mycoplasma synoviae Field Isolates. Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy. 2013. Vol 57 (7): 3072-3077.
  • S. Catania, F. Gobbo, D. Bilato, A. Fincato, G. Battanolli, L. Iob. Isolation of Mycoplasma iowae in commercial turkey flocks. Letters in Veterinary Record, 28 Gennaio 2012. Pag. 107-108.doi: 10.1136/vr.e645.
  • Salvatore Catania, Dania Bilato, Federica Gobbo, Anna Granato, Calogero Terregino, Luciano Iob and Robin A. J. Nicholas. Treatment of Eggshell Abnormalities and Reduced Egg production Caused by Mycoplasma synoviae Infection. Avian Diseases 54:961-964, 2010.
  • S. Catania, F. Gobbo, D. Bilato, G. Battanolli, L. Iob, R.A.J., Nicholas. Mycoplasma synoviae Infection in Multiage Layer Hens, Book of Abstracts of XIIIth European Poultry Conference EPC, Tours, France, 23-27 August 2010, S20- Avian Pathology, pag.253 Word’s Poultry Science Journal, Volume 66, Supplement ISSN NUMBER: 0043-9339.
  • Catania S., Gobbo F., Fincato A., Battanolli G., Iob L. Nuove strategie diagnostiche per il controllo delle micoplasmosi aviari nel settore avicolo industriale. Inserto Speciale in 30 giorni-Il mensile del Medico veterinario, Organo Ufficiale di Informazione Veterinaria di FNOVI e ENPAV. Anno 5-N° 8- Settembre 2012. Pag 12.
  • Lysnyansky I., Gerchman I., Flaminio B., Catania S. 23S rRNA gene mutations contributing to macrolide and lincosamide acquired resistance in Mycoplasma synoviae. XXth Congress of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology. Blumenau, Brazil. 01-06 June 2014. Pag. 58
  • Salvatore C., Gobbo F., Rodio S., Baldasso E., Moronato M., Robin J.A. Nicholas. The application of Denaturing Gel Gradient Electrophoresis (DGGE) in avian mycoplasma diagnosis. European Mycoplasma Meeting “Mycoplasmas – A Practical Approach”, 6th – 7th June 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Pag. 12
  • Catania Salvatore, Gobbo Federica, Fincato Alice, Kasic Tihana, Flaminio Barbara, Iob Luciano. Poster: Evaluation of MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) of 40 field strains of Mycoplasma synoviae isolated in EU. Book of Abstracts of XVIIth Congress of WVPA World Veterinary poultry Association, 19-23 August 2013, Nantes, France. Pag. 243.

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