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Research projects archive

In this page you can find titles and abstracts of the research projects led by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie in the last years.

If you want to read about the projects that are now in progress at the IZSVe go to to the page Research projects in progress.

2013

Research project IZS VE 01/13
Developing harmonized protocols for sanitary surveillance in the game control centres.
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Research project IZS VE 02/13
Development of a mastitis surveillance program for dairy cattle herds.
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Research project IZS VE 03/13
Circulation of tick-borne pathogens in symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs of north-eastern Italy.
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Research project IZS VE 04/13
Assessment of the relationship between chickens’ gut microbiota and Campylobacter infection dynamic to promote new control strategies at farm level.
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Research project IZS VE 05/13
Food bloggers and risk communication: impact of a community-centered training activity aimed at the online dissemination of correct food preparation practices in the household.
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Research project IZS VE 06/13
Analysis of veterinary drug residues by multiclass-multiresidues approach: a new tool for the future food safety control? Development and standardization of analytical methods to discover benefits and drawbacks.
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Research project IZS VE 07/13
Innovative technique to stun rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) before killing and processing.
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Research project IZS VE 08/13
Resistance to biocides, antimicrobials and nanoparticles: study of co-and crossresistance phenomena in two case studies: Salmonella in poultry primary production and Listeria in food processing plants.
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Research project IZS VE 09/13
Application of a Bayesian predictive model to the production of a traditional raw milk cheese (Latteria) in order to provide a decision support system for the Risk Managers.
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Research project IZS VE 10/13
Effect of using immunisation against Gonadotropin-releasing hormone on the behaviour and welfare of fattening gilts.
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Research project IZS VE 11/13
Genomic characterization of canine oral melanoma.
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Research project IZS VE 12/13
GIS toolbox for entomological surveillance activities.
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Research project IZS VE 13/13
Welfare of horses in therapeutic sessions for children with autism: monitoring and assessment.
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Research project IZS VE 14/13
Mycotoxins fate in my kitchen: what happens to mycotoxins when cooking pasta or polenta? Analyses of mycotoxins residues and an evaluation of consumers exposure to mycotoxins derived from cereal-based traditional Italian food commodities.
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Research project IZS VE 15/13
Improvement in the production of Manila clams (T. philippinarum) and Pacific cupped oysters (C. gigas): the influence of pathogens on productivity in different environments and with different farming/harvesting techniques.
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Research project IZS VE 16/13
Implementation of molecular diagnostic tests for Marek’s Disease (MD) and field investigation on the prevalence of MD in broiler breeders in the Veneto region and factors which can affect MD vaccination efficacy.
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Research project IZS VE 17/13
Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus in Friuli Venezia Giulia freshwater salmonids farms: farming features and risk factors associated with disease exposure.
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Research project IZS VE 18/13
Analysis of the procedures to monitor, prevent and control of avian influenza in poultry breeding. A pilot study in the Veneto region.
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2012

Research project IZS VE 01/12
Exploring metabolomics as a novel approach for discriminating samples derived from animals treated with growth promoters: standardization of a protocol for the analytical method and for a statistical multivariate analysis.
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Research project IZS VE 02/12
Occurrence, emergence and spread of extended-spectrum and AmpC (ß)-lactamases producing E. coli in poultry and products thereof.
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Research project IZS VE 03/12
Scenario workshop and mixed methods approach: two innovative methods for building and evaluating a web-based application designed to communicate chemical risk in food.
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Research project IZS VE 04/12
Effect of Ag nanoparticles in controlling salmonella in poultry and clinical and food safety insights.
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Research project IZS VE 05/12
Development of MALDI-TOF MS based methods for botulism outbreak investigation.
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Research project IZS VE 06/12
Study on the viral excretion in the semen of seronegative breeding bulls undergoing an acute infection caused by the Schmallenberg virus (SBV).
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Research project IZS VE 07/12
Effects of preslaughter transportation on the welfare of turkeys and spent hens.
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Research project IZS VE 08/12
Prioritising infectious diseases, their early detection and control scenarios, in the ungulate populations of the North-Eastern Italian Alps.
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Research project IZS VE 09/12
Turnaround time (TAT) monitoring: putting at the centre customers’ satisfaction.
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Research project IZS VE 10/12
Host preference of Culex pipiens captured in sites with and without evidence of West Nile virus circulation in Veneto region, north-eastern Italy.
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Research project IZS VE 11/12
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSV) and Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) monitoring using oral fluids by serological and molecular methods.
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Research project IZS VE 12/12
Identification of paratuberculosis-associated blood miRNAs in cattle.
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Research project IZS VE 13/12
A web 2.0 based surveillance network for Avian Flu.
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Research project IZS VE 14/12
Development of new direct methods for the detection of avian Mycoplasma species.
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Research project IZS VE 15/12
Development and validation of an enhanced histopathological approach as rapid screening method to detect corticosteroids illicit treatment in bovines for beef production.
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Research project IZS VE 16/12
Leptospirosis in pet animals and its impact on animal health.
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Research project IZS VE 17/12
Ethnic food and food safety: microbiological issues, adverse reactions, fraud and risk perception by the final consumer.
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Research project IZS VE 18/12
Assessment study of new protocols of communication amongst IZSVe, Public Veterinary Services and private practitioners for animal health data management & government: from web services applications toward mobile solution.
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Research project IZS VE 19/12
Effectiveness of methods used in the home kitchen, in restaurants and in the canning industry for the inactivation of enteric pathogens such as viruses (Nv, Hav) in Manila clams and larvae of parasites (Anisakis) in fishery products.
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Research project IZS VE 20/12
Survey on antimicrobial consumption and resistance in industrial rabbit farms of the Veneto region.
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Research project IZS VE 21/12
Study of genetic and phenotypic characteristics of recent APMVs-1 isolated from pigeons and doves in Italy and evaluation of the efficacy of oil-emulsion vaccines against contemporary virulent APMVs-1 circulating in the Italian Columbiformes population.
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2011

Research project IZS VE 01/11
Antibacterial activity of nanoparticles in food packaging: efficacy and potential consumers’exposure.
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Research project IZS VE 02/11
Applying the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to the construction of a risk communication model for institutional healthcare entities involved in food safety. The case of risks related to bivalve shellfish consumption.
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Research project IZS VE 03/11
Assessment of the presence and prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in north-eastern Italy.
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Research project IZS VE 04/11
Data harmonisation and metadata implementation for the infectious diseases outbreaks management in the Veneto Region: a best practices’ propose for the information system repeatability.
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Research project IZS VE 05/11
Investigation on the molecular basis for antigenic diversity of fish betanodaviruses.
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Research project IZS VE 06/11
Health and hygienic analysis and correct identification of fish products in public canteens in the Triveneto area.
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Research project IZS VE 07/11
Determination of natural toxins and new veterinary drug residues in honey.
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Research project IZS VE 08/11
Chemical, physical and microbiological monitoring of drinking water in swine and turkey herds of the Veneto Region: investigating the impact of water quality on drug administration efficacy, livestock welfare and food safety.
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Research project IZS VE 09/11
Development of an ELISA test for the evaluation of the antibody response to Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium septicum toxoids in a chicken model.
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Research project IZS VE 10/11
Monitoring of the welfare status of calves and heifers in dairy farms located in the Veneto region.
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Research project IZS VE 11/11
New insights on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Pneumocystis spp.: immunohistochemical and biomolecular study in wild and domestic mammals.
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Research project IZS VE 12/11
Indagine sulla prevalenza di Staphylococcus spp. coagulasi positivo meticillino-resistente in allevamenti da reddito (suini riproduttori, bovine dal latte, vitelli a carne bianca) e in animali da compagnia nel Triveneto.
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Research project IZS VE 13/11
Prevalence of methicillin-resistant coagulase-positive Staphylococci in livestock (farrowing swine-, dairy cattle-, veal calf-farms) and companion animals of Triveneto regions.
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Research project IZS VE 14/11
Studi di deplezione residuale di carbadox e olaquindox e loro metaboliti nella specie cunicola dopo somministrazione per via alimentare.
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Research project IZS VE 15/11
Development of a suspension array serology assay to detect antibodies to bovine respiratory viruses.
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Research project IZS VE 16/11
Evaluation of different molecular methods to characterize Salmonella and Yersinia enterocolitica from vegetables and pig-pork samples.
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Research project IZS VE 17/11
Assessment of the consumers’ food management in the domestic environment on the level of  thermophilic Campylobacter spp. and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
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Research project IZS VE 18/11
Genetic traceability as a tool to improve traditional products technology from native cattle breed.
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Research project IZS VE 19/11
Vegetable products and food safety: study of protocols for the reduction of pathogenic microorganisms contamination in fresh vegetables.
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Research project IZS VE 20/11
Alimentary human exposure to cadmium: intake evaluation and risk assessment.
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2010

Research project  IZS VE 01/10  
Catering food products: health issues, microbiological contamination and food safety strategies.
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Research project IZS VE 02/10 
Study about analytical and preanalytical critical aspects in chemical evaluation of foods products compliancy.
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Research project IZS VE 03/10   
Establishment of a laboratory rearing system of two important mosquito vectors of Italy, Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus.
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Research project IZS VE 04/10 
Gene expression profiling of canine mast cell tumours to reveal new prognostic and survival biomarkers.
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Research project IZS VE 05/10
Evaluation of injectable transponder’s use in sheep in order to elaborate an identification method in addition to authorised devices in Italy.
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Research project IZS VE 06/10
Valutazione dei determinanti molecolari coinvolti nella trasmissione nel topo di virus influenzali aviari ad alta patogenicità e ruolo potenziale di questa specie nell’epidemiologia dell’ influenza aviare.
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Research project IZS VE 07/10 
Betanodavirus in marine and freshwater fish: phenotypical and genetic characteristics of wild type and natural reassortant isolates.
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Research project IZS VE 08/10 
Effectiveness of consensus conference targeting university students as a tool to communicate the microbiological risk of consuming meat products.
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Research project IZS VE 09/10 
Source attribution of human infections by Salmonella Typhimurium and its emerging monophasic variant (S. 4,[5],12:i:– ) along the food chain.
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Research project IZS VE 10/10 

Assessment of a dose-response relationship between the antimicrobial resistant profile in commensal bacteria and the use of antimicrobials in dairy farms.
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Research project Research project IZS VE 11/10

Coxiella burnetii infection in dairy cows and goats: assessment of diagnostic methods, molecular  characterization of strains and evaluation of immune response in shedders.
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Research project IZS VE 12/10 
Fibrogenesis and inflammation in bovine paratuberculosis: host-pathogen interactions.
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Research project IZS VE 13/10
Characterization of Clostridium difficile isolates from dogs to investigate on the epidemiological link between animals and human infections
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Research project IZS VE 14/10
A microbiological risk assessment of small-scale traditional production of salami and other fermented pork products.
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Research project IZS VE 15/10 
Mycoplasma spp. in poultry industry: evaluation and implementation of new diagnostic tools for strains differentiation in different rearing categories.
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Research project IZS VE 16/10
Vibrio spp. in crustaceans and their potential pathogenicity for seafood consumers.
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Research project IZS VE 17/10 
Innovative strategies in dairy cow nutrition to improve metabolic status, fertility and welfare to
consequently reduce the use of drugs in dairy production.
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Research project IZS VE 18/10 
Safety and quality of alpine farm dairy products through the use of autochthonous starters and protective strains.
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Research project IZS VE 19/10 
Definition of a procedure to evaluate and optimize rabies control measures in Veneto.
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Research project IZS VE 20/10
Survey on Hepatitis E Virus infection in different animal species and in at-risk working categories.
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Research project IZS VE 21/10
An experiential undergraduate public health education programme in Veneto Region (north eastern Italy) (IZSV-EDU).
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