The strange case of a cat from Arezzo that fell victim to Lyssavirus spillover

2022-02-11T12:28:26+01:00November 2nd 2021|Diseases at the animal/human Interface, Research & Projects|

Towards the end of June 2020, a cat from Arezzo, Central Italy, was diagnosed with a rare case of infection by Lyssavirus. The virus ...

Contact with familiar people modulates horses’ heart rate

2021-11-02T15:52:20+01:00October 19th 2021|Pet Therapy, Research & Projects|

Horses have an acknowledged capacity for distinguishing between people they know and people they don’t know. This ability suggests that familiarity level can influence horses’ ...

Pinna nobilis: mortality events in Italy and Spain linked to the co-presence of pathogens

2021-10-26T12:29:57+02:00August 20th 2021|Fish, crustacean and mollusc pathology, Research & Projects|

In recent years, mass mortality of the noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis), a marine bivalve mollusc, has been reported in the Mediterranean, with an outbreak ...

Isolation of a strain belonging to a new Salmonella serovar

2021-10-26T12:29:58+02:00July 19th 2021|Research & Projects, Salmonellosis|

The Italian National and OIE Reference Centre for Salmonellosis of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) has identified a strain of Salmonella attributable to ...

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