The Veterinary Pathology group provides histopathological and post-mortem services for research and teaching. The well-equipped histology laboratory has facilities for histochemistry. Academic pathologists and laboratory technicians collaborate with a range of research groups in BVS and across the University and other organisations.
The group have contributed to a wide range of studies included those listed below:
- Retrieving Historical Cases of Aujeszky’s Disease in Sicily (Italy): Report of a Natural Outbreak Affecting Sheep, Goats, Dogs, Cats and Foxes and Considerations on Critical Issues and Perspectives in Light of the Recent EU Regulation 429/2016.
- Intra-vitam Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Pigs: Concordance Between Interferon-Gamma Release Assay and Comparative Tuberculin Skin Test.
- Genotype diversity and distribution of Mycobacterium bovis from livestock in a small, high-risk area in northeastern Sicily, Italy.
- Stimulation of Bovine Whole-Blood Samples Cultured in Media Supplemented with Recombinant Interleukin-7 (IL-7) and IL-12 Extends the Life Span of the Gamma Interferon Assay To Detect Mycobacterium bovis-Infected Cattle
- Cistus salviifolius Toxicity in Cattle.
- Effect of Aerosol Delivery of a Candidate Universal Influenza Vaccine on Viral Load in Pigs
- GWA in swine associates Corneal Graft Rejection with Donor-Recipient Mismatches
- The biology and genotyping of Chlamydia felis
- Correlating mutations in feline coronavirus with systemic spread of the virus
- Severe summer scour syndrome in recently turned out dairy calves
- Mange and udder cleft dermatitis in cattle
- Inactivated pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus human vaccines have different efficacy after homologous challenge in the ferret model
- The Role of Birds of Prey in West Nile Virus Epidemiology.
- West Nile Virus spread and differential chemokine response in the central nervous system of mice: Role in pathogenic mechanisms of encephalitis.
- Classical Scrapie Did Not Re-occur in Goats After Cleaning and Disinfection of the Farm Premises.
- Transmission and immunopathology of the avian influenza virus A/Anhui/1/2013 (H7N9) human isolate in three commonly commercialized avian species.