Francesco Maria Cancellotti

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From the end of March to the beginning of December 1999, 199 outbreaks of low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) were diagnosed in the Veneto and Lombardia regions, which are located in the northern part of Italy. The virus responsible for the epidemic was characterized as a type A influenza virus of the H7N1 subtype of low pathogenicity. On the 17th of(More)
Some biological properties of an egg-adapted strain of IBDV, PV1, have been studied. By immunofluorescent staining the strain is serologically identical to another egg-adapted strain, MU2, and to three pathogenic strains of IBDV. All five strains do not react with antisera prepared against known avian viruses of various groups, including Reoviruses. The(More)
Sera of 43 fallow deer (Cervus dama) of the San Rossore Preserve (Tuscany, Italy) were examined for antibodies against eight pathogens; one proved positive for Brucella sp., 21 for Listeria monocytogenes, 34 for Chlamydia psittaci, three for Coxiella burnetii, one for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, 11 for parainfluenza-3 virus, 25 for bovine viral(More)
Between the month of October 1997 and January 1998, eight outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were diagnosed in the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions in north-eastern Italy. For each of the eight outbreaks, influenza A virus of subtype H5N2 was isolated and the inoculation of susceptible chickens confirmed these viruses to be extremely(More)
Rabbit production is of considerable economic importance in Italy. In the last thirty years, meat production has risen and the number of intensive husbandry establishments has grown. The major region of production (about 60%) lies in the northern part of the country. In addition, approximately one million live animals and more than 14,000 tons of meat are(More)
The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay was used to detect Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) in the semen of 88 horses and 2 donkeys, with neutralising antibodies against EAV, on the basis of the amplification of a 279 bp long fragment located in the viral polymerase gene. The RT-PCR assay revealed the virus at 4 TCID50/ml in cell(More)
I. Capua1,2*, S. Marangon2 and F.M. Cancellotti2 1National Reference L aboratory for Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza; 2Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padua, Italy *Correspondence: National Reference L aboratory for Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, V iale dell’Università(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) has been used successfully as an immunosuppressant in rodent xenotransplantation models, but the data generated so far with MTX in pig-to-baboon cardiac transplantation studies have been disappointing. The potential of this agent was consequently explored in a life-supporting pig-to-primate renal model using the cynomolgus monkey as the(More)
Three filamentous phage random peptide display libraries were used in biopanning experiments with purified IgG from the serum of a gnotobiotic foal infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) to enrich for epitopes binding to anti-EHV-1 antibodies. The sequences of the amino acids displayed were aligned with protein sequences of EHV-1, thereby identifying a(More)
Shipment of animals, animal products and foodstuffs (for human or animal consumption) by sea and air is economically important. However, the possibilities of pathogen transmission represent a genuine danger, even if veterinary controls are performed continuously. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites excreted by animals may contaminate surfaces and are(More)