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Di Martino Guido

Guido Di Martino | IZSVe Role Veterinarian
Department SCS4 – Epidemiology
Phone +39 049 8084175

Professional profile

Guido Di Martino is veterinary researcher in the Epidemiological surveillance, veterinary legislation and animal welfare unit – SCS4 Epidemiology at IZSVe.

He has a degree in Veterinary medicine (University of Padua, 2008) and holds postgraduate degree in Pathology and technology of poultry, rabbit and game (University of Milan, 2011) and a Master of Science in Animal Welfare (University of Northampton, 2013). He is currently developing a PhD by published works in Animal Welfare (University of Northampton).

In the year 2008-2009 he worked for the Department of Animal Science of the University of Padua within the research project “Relationship between milk protein loci, ratio between protein fractions and milk dynamographic parameters of cow milk”.
He has been working at IZSVe since 2009, being involved in animal welfare projects by means of research temporary contracts. Since 2017, his role has been turned into a permanent position.

Main activities are focused on designing and carrying out research projects on animal health and welfare in livestock, with particular reference to physiological and behavioural indicators of stress. Within the study area: tail biting in pigs, mortality during transportation in poultry and meat rabbits, quantification of antimicrobial usage in farm animals.

He has been involved in 12 national research projects, whose results have been presented in several national and international congresses. Part of the activities have been carried out with the collaboration of the university of Padova and Milan.

He is co-author of 63 publications including 24 peer reviewed journals, 38 publications on national journals, national and international conference proceedings, one book chapter. H-index on Scopus: 9. Activity as reviewer for several impact-factor journals.


  • Di Martino G., Crovato S., Pinto A., Dorotea T., Mascarello G., Brunetta R., Agnoletti F., Bonfanti L. (2018). Farmers’ attitudes towards antimicrobial use and awareness of antimicrobial resistance: a comparative study among turkey and rabbit farmers. Italian Journal of Animal Science, DOI10.1080/1828051X.2018.1504236.
  • Di Martino G., Piccirillo A., Giacomelli M., Comin D., Gallina A., Capello K., Buniolo F., Montesissa C., Bonfanti L. (2018). Microbiological, chemical and physical quality of drinking water for commercial turkeys: a cross-sectional study. Poultry Science 97, 2880–2886.
  • Di Martino G., Scollo A., Garbo A., Lega F., Stefani A.L., Vascellari M., Natale A., Zuliani F., Zanardello C., Tonon F., Bonfanti L. (2017). Impact of sexual maturity on the welfare of immunocastrated v.entire heavy female pigs. Animal, DOI10.1017/S1751731117003135.
  • Di Martino G., Zamprogna S., Garbo A., Caucci C., Marchesan M., Bonfanti L., Dalmau A. (2017) Welfare assessment in Italian pig slaughterhouses. Large Animal Review 23, 149-153.
  • Di Martino G., Capello K., Russo E., Mazzucato M., Mulatti P., Ferrè N., Garbo A., Brichese M., Marangon S., Bonfanti L. (2017). Factors associated with pre-slaughter mortality in turkeys and end of lay hens. Animal 11, 2295-2300.
  • Di Martino G., Capello K., Stefani A.L., Tripepi L., Garbo A., Speri M., Trolese M., Brichese M., Marangon S., Bonfanti L. (2017). The effect of crate height on the behaviour of female turkeys during commercial pre-slaughter transportations. Animal Science Journal 88, 1651-1657.
  • Di Martino G., Stefani A.L., Lippi G., Gagliazzo L., McCormick W., Gabai G., Bonfanti L. (2015). The degree of acceptability of swine blood values at increasing levels of hemolysis evaluated through visual inspection versus automated quantification. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 27, 306-312.
  • Di Martino G., Scollo A., Gottardo F., Stefani A.L., Schiavon E., Capello K., Marangon S., Bonfanti L. (2014). The effect of tail docking on the welfare of pigs housed under challenging conditions. Livestock Science 173, 78–86.
  • Di Martino G., Capello K., Scollo A., Gottardo F., Stefani A.L., Rampin F., Schiavon E., Marangon S., Bonfanti L. (2013). Continuous straw provision reduces prevalence of oesophago-gastric ulcer in pigs slaughtered at 170 kg (heavy pigs). Research in Veterinary Science 95, 1271-1273.
  • Scollo A., Di Martino G., Bonfanti L., Stefani A.L., Schiavon E., Marangon S., Gottardo F. (2013). Tail docking and the rearing of heavy pigs: the role played by gender and the presence of straw in the control of tail biting. Blood parameters, behaviour and skin lesions. Research in Veterinary Science 95: 825-830.

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