Graduated at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1986. Currently, professor of “Semeiotics, internal medicine and medical therapy of farm animals” at the Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine of the University of Bologna. Expertise in bovine medicine, with particular reference to internal medicine of young animals, congenital diseases, inherited diseases and surgery of soft tissue.
Member of the executive committee of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) from 2003 to 2015 and President of the ECBHM in the period 2012-2013.
Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association for Buiatrics (WAB) since 2008. Elected Secretary General of the WAB for the period 2016-20120.
Member of the list of the expert of the EAEVE for the evaluation of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine (ESEVT).
Member of the board of “Vétérinaires Sans Frontières VSF – Italy” from 2006 to 2011.
Main scientific interests: inherited diseases, calf diseases.
Project of didactic support in cattle medicine at the “La Salle Agro-Technical school of Hagaz” in Eritrea (Gash-Barka region) in 2005.
Project of technical support at the Cattle farms of Hanga (south of Tanzania) since 2003, together with the students of veterinary medicine of Bologna.