Citterio Carlo

Carlo Citterio | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Department SCT2 – Treviso, Belluno and Venezia
Telefono +39 0437 944746

Professional profile

Carlo Citterio has a permanent position as a veterinary officer at the IZSVe – SCT2 Belluno- He has a specialist diploma in Technology and pathology of poultry, rabbit and game and is an ECZM Diplomate (Wildlife Population Health).

His main interests concern diagnostics, epidemiology, surveillance and management/control of infectious diseases in wildlife and at the wildlife-livestock-human interface; disease impact and management in wildlife; diagnostics and control of parasitic diseases in livestock; statistics applied to epidemiology of wildlife diseases.

To this extend, he is involved in national and international research projects on epidemiology, surveillance and management/control of wildlife diseases; pathogen ecology and host-pathogen interactions; risk analysis and game meat hygiene. Here some of the last research projects he has been involved in: PRIN 2010-11, funded by the Italian Ministry for the University and Research and coordinated by the Dept. of Public Health and Infectious Diseases of the Sapienza University-Rome: “Genomics and host-pathogen interactions: a model study in the One-Health perspective” – associated with the Milan University unit; RC 08/12 IZSVE – funded by the Italian Ministry of Health: “Prioritising infectious diseases, their early detection and control scenarios, in the ungulate populations of the North-Eastern Italian Alps”; RC 01/13 IZSVE – funded by the Italian Ministry of Health: “Developing harmonized protocols for health surveillance in game control centres”


  • Citterio C. V., et al. (2014). Food-borne pathogens and microbiological spoilage in different ungulate species hunted in the Eastern Italian Alps. In: Trends in game meat hygiene. From forest to fork. Wageningen: 135-142.
  • Turchetto S., et al. (2014). Spatial and temporal explorative analysis of sarcoptic mange in Alpine chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra). Hystrix-The Italian Journal of Mammalogy ISSN 1825-5272. Online First 13th june 2014 – doi:10.4404/hystrix-25.1-9460.
  • Citterio C.V., et al. (2011) – Approaches to game hygiene in the province Belluno (Italy): from training to meat microbiology – In: “Game meat hygiene in focus” edited by P. Paulsen, A. Bauer, M. Vodnansky, R. Winkelmayer and F.J.M. Smulders. Wageningen Academic Publishers: 267-270.
  • Monne I., et al. (2011). A distinct CDV genotype causing a major epidemic in Alpine wildlife. Veterinary Microbiology 150: 63-69.
  • Capello K., et al. (2010). Impact of emergency oral rabies vaccination of foxes in northeastern Italy, 28 December 2009–20 January 2010: preliminary evaluation. Eurosurveillance 15: artID 19617
  • Soglia, D et al. (2010). Population genetic structure of Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) in the Italian Alps. European Journal of Wildlife Research: DOI 10.1007/s10344-010-0382-0
  • Cerutti M.C., et al. (2009). Genetic variability of Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda: Trichostrongyloidea) in alpine ruminant host species. Journal of Helminthology 5: 1-8.
  • Citterio C.V., et al. (2006). Abomasal nematode community in an alpine chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) population before and after a die-off. Journal of Parasitology: 92: 918-927.
  • Citterio C.V., Lanfranchi P. (2006). Dynamics of parasite communities and interactions between wild and domestic ruminants. Parassitologia 48: 33-35.
  • Citterio C.V., et al. (2003). Serological study of a population of alpine chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) affected by an outbreak of respiratory disease. Veterinary Record 153: 592-596.
  • Scala A., et al. (2001). Sheep oestrosis (Oestrus ovis Linné 1761, Diptera: Oestridae) in Sardinia, Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 102: 133-141.
    Zaffaroni E., et al. (2000). Host specificity of abomasal nematodes in free ranging alpine ruminants. Veterinary Parasitology 90: 221-230.