Di Martino Guido

Guido Di Martino | IZSVe Role Veterinarian
Structure SCS4 – Epidemiology, Services and Research in Veterinary Public Health
Phone +39 049 8084175
E-mail gdimartino@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Guido Di Martino is head of the Animal welfare and veterinary public health Laboratory at the SCS4 – Epidemiology, Services and Research in Veterinary Public Health.

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), a Master of Science in Animal Welfare (University of Northampton, 2013) and a PhD by  published works in Animal Welfare (University of Northampton, 2020). In 2021 he was nominated Independent expert (alternate member) at the European Platform for Animal Welfare (2021-2015).

Within the institutional role, he provides scientific support to Veneto Region and Local Veterinary authorities in the analysis and interpretation of national and European legislation for animal welfare (on farm, during transportation and at slaughtering). He is a trainer/lecturer for students, farmers, and veterinarians regarding animal welfare and the related national information technology (Vetinfo and  ClassyFarm Platform). Contact person for animal welfare of poultry and swine at IZSVe. He gives support to several surveillance plans and for the management of ReSolVe Veneto website.

Scientific investigation is mainly addressed to sustainability of livestock production, with particular reference to ethological, physiological and health markers, quantification of antimicrobial usage, quality and hygiene of the environment, biosecurity and definition of good husbandry practices, including smart farming. He is co-author of 95 publications including peer reviewed journals, national journals national and international conference proceedings, one book chapter.


  • Tarakdjian J., Capello K., Pasqualin D., Santini A., Cunial G., Scollo A., Mannelli A., Tomao P., Vonesch N., Di Martino G. (2020). Antimicrobial use on Italian pig farms and its relationship with husbandry practices. Animals 10, 417.
  • 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 18, 194-201.
  • 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 12, 1631-1637.
  • 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.