Dr. Annamaria  Passantino

Dr. Annamaria Passantino

Associate Professor
University of Messina, Italy


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from University of Messina, Italy

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Veterinary Medicine
62%
Animal Behaviour
90%
Animal Nutrition
75%
Health Medicine
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Voslarova, E., V. Vecerek, A. Passantino, P. Chloupek and I. Bedanova, 2017. Transport losses in finisher pigs: Impact of transport distance and season of the year. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., 30: 119-124.
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  2. Simova, V., V. Vecerek, A. Passantino and E. Voslarova, 2016. Pre-transport factors affecting the welfare of cattle during road transport for slaughter: A review. Acta Vet. Brno, 85: 303-318.
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  3. Simova, V., E. Voslarova, A. Passantino, I. Bedanova and V. Vecerek, 2016. Mortality rates in different categories of cattle during transport for slaughter. Berliner Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 129: 462-467.
  4. Previti, A., B. Guercio and A. Passantino, 2016. Protection of farmed camels (Camelus Dromedarius): Welfare problems and legislative perspective. Anim. Sci. J., 87: 183-189.
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  5. Casella, S., E. Giudice, A. Passantino, A. Zumbo, S. Di Pietro and G. Piccione, 2016. Shearing induces secondary biomarkers responses of thermal stress in sheep. Anim. Sci. Papers Rep., 34: 73-80.
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  6. Previti, A., G.M. Cubeddu, M.G. Lai and A. Passantino, 2015. The mediation in disputes of large animals' purchase: Case report. Large Anim. Rev., 21: 33-37.
  7. Passantino, A., C. Giannetto, L. Passantino and G. Piccione, 2015. Trotter welfare's protection: A legislative perspective. Vet. World, 8: 427-431.
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  8. Oxley, J.A., A. Previti, A. Alibrandi, E.F. Briefer and A. Passantino, 2015. A preliminary internet survey of pet rabbit owners' characteristics. World Rabbit Sci., 23: 289-293.
  9. Macri, F., A. Passantino, S. Di Pietro, D. Ruscica, A. Sfacteria, C. De Stefano and T. Bottari, 2015. Effects of formalin preservation on eye lens of bogue, Boops boops (Linnaeus, 1758): comparison of direct (post‐fixation) vs ultrasound (true) measurements. J. Applied Ichthyol., 31: 393-394.
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  10. Pugliese, M., G. Mazzullo, P.P. Niutta and A. Passantino, 2014. Bovine ocular squamous cellular carcinoma: A report of cases from the Caltagirone area, Italy. Vet. Arh., 84: 449-457.
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  11. Previti, A., M.G. Lai, M.L.P. Parpaglia, G.M. Cubeddu and A. Passantino, 2014. The importance of knowing how" communicating science" in court in large animal's practice: Case report in a flock. Large Anim. Rev., 20: 113-118.
  12. Previti, A., F. Conte, M.C. Pediliggieri and A. Passantino, 2014. Raw milk in camelids: Peculiarity and legislative considerations. Large Anim. Rev., 20: 221-227.
  13. Passantino, A., V. Quartarone, M.C. Pediliggeri, M. Rizzo and G. Piccione, 2014. Possible application of oxidative stress parameters for the evaluation of animal welfare in sheltered dogs subjected to different environmental and health conditions. J. Vet. Behav.: Clin. Applic. Res., 9: 29-294.
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  14. Conte, F., A. Passantino, S. Longo and E. Voslarova, 2014. Consumers' attitude towards fish meat. Italian J. Food Safety, 3: 178-181.
  15. Bedanova, I., E. Voslarova, J. Chloupek, V. Pistekova, P. Forejtek and A. Passantino, 2014. The influence of crate height on selected biochemical indices in captive‐reared mallards. Anim. Sci. J., 85: 318-322.
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  16. Previti, A., M.C. Pediliggieri and A. Passantino, 2013. Beekeeper registration and critical aspects of the legislation. Large Anim. Rev., 19: 230-235.
  17. Passantino, A., 2013. The current EU rules on bovine electronic identification systems: State of the art and its further development. Arch. Tierzucht, 56: 344-353.
  18. Passantino, A., 2013. The EU shark finning ban at the beginning of the new millennium: The legal framework. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 71: 429-434.
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  19. Minutoli, L., A. Bitto, F. Squadrito, H. Marini and N. Irrera et al., 2013. Serenoa repens, lycopene and selenium: A triple therapeutic approach to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia. Curr. Med. Chem., 20: 1306-1312.
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  20. Marino, F., G. Lanteri, A. Passantino, C. De Stefano, A. Costa, G. Gaglio and F. Macri, 2013. Experimental susceptibility of gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata, via challenge with Anisakis pegreffii larvae. BioMed Res. Int., 10.1155/2013/701828.
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  21. Voslarova, E. and A. Passantino, 2012. Stray dog and cat laws and enforcement in Czech republic and in Italy. Ann. Istituto Superiore Sanita, 48: 97-104.
  22. Quartarone, V., M. Quartuccio, S. Cristarella and A. Passantino, 2012. Technical consultation in purchase of animals: Case report. Veterinaria, 26: 45-53.
  23. Quartarone, V., G.D. Rocca and A. Passantino, 2012. Beak trimming and other pain's sources in laying hens and broilers: Welfare problems and medico-legal aspects. Large Anim. Rev., 18: 245-252.
  24. Quartarone, V., E. Voslarova, M. Russo, P. Dolezelova and A. Passantino, 2012. A comparison of laws preventing unnecessary canine cosmetic surgery in Italy and in the Czech Republic. Acta Vet. Brno, 81: 83-88.
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  25. Passantino, A., V. Quartarone and M. Russo, 2012. Informed consent in Italy: Its ethical and legal viewpoints and its applications in veterinary medicine. Ann. Rev. Biomed. Sci., 14: 16-26.
  26. Passantino, A., A. Fazio and V. Quartatone, 2012. Pain in veterinary medicine in the new millennium. Theor. Biol. Forum, 105: 77-85.
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  27. Passantino, A., 2012. Animal cloning for food production: Current and future viewpoints. Large Anim. Rev., 18: 183-190.
  28. Laudadio, V., L. Passantino, A. Perillo, G. Lopresti, A. Passantino, R.U. Khan and V. Tufarelli, 2012. Productive performance and histological features of intestinal mucosa of broiler chickens fed different dietary protein levels. Poult. Sci., 91: 265-270.
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  29. Giacopello, C., M. Foti, A. Passantino, V. Fisichella, A. Aleo and C. Mammina, 2012. Serotypes and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Salmonella spp. isolates from spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca illegally introduced in Italy. Hum. Vet. Med., 4: 76-81.
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  30. Foti, M., V. Fisichella, F. Conte, A. Passantino and C. Giacopello, 2012. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from livestock and from humans with a professional exposure to animals in farms in Sicily. Large Anim. Rev., 18: 177-182.
  31. Fazio, A., G.D. Rocca, V. Quartarone, M. Russo and A. Passantino, 2012. Castration of pigs and animal welfare: Legal-medical aspects. Large Anim. Rev., 18: 17-22.
  32. Quartarone, V., M. Russo, M.G. Lai, N. Spissu, F. Fiore, G.M. Cubeddu and A. Passantino, 2011. Prevention strategies for control of Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus (CAEV) in Sardinia: Analysis of current rules. Large Anim. Rev., 17: 101-103.
  33. Passantino, L., A. Ostillio, A. Cianciotta, C. Russo and M. Carrassi et al., 2011. Apoptosis of gut-associated lymphoid tissue in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss after incubation with Candida albicans and bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Immunopharmacol. Immunotoxicol., 33: 347-350.
  34. Passantino, A., C. Russo, L. Passantino and F. Conte, 2011. Ivermectin residues in milk of lactating donkey (Equus asinus): Current regulation and challenges for the future. J. Verbraucherschutz Lebensmitte lsicherheit, 6: 427-434.
  35. Passantino, A., 2011. Welfare issues of donkey (Equus asinus): A checklist based on the five freedoms. J. Verbraucherschutz Lebensmitte lsicherheit, 6: 215-221.
  36. Giudice, E. and A. Passantino, 2011. Detection of Leishmania amastigotes in peripheral blood from four dogs. Acta Vet. Hungarica, 59: 205-213.
  37. Giammanco, A., A. Giuliano, F. La Mancusa, M. Privitera and A. Passantino, 2011. Bovine tubercolosis: Epidemiological survey in 2000-2008 period in the province of Catania and medico-legal observations. Large Anim. Rev., 17: 7-12.
  38. Passantino, L., A. Passantino, A. Cianciotta, A. Ostillio and F. Jirillo et al., 2010. Depression of cellular immunity correlated to stress: Questions on welfare and protection in italian trotters after running performance. Biomed. Res., 21: 341-348.
  39. Passantino, A., M. Russo and P. Coluccio, 2010. Canine leishmaniosis and euthanasia in Italy: A critical legal-ethical analysis. OIE Rev. Scient. Tech., 29: 537-548.
  40. Manciocco, A., P. Coluccio and A. Passantino, 2010. Considerations on psychophysical welfare of fish employed in scientific procedures and on Recommendation 2007/526/EC. Ann. Istituto Superiore Sanita, 46: 198-203.
  41. Giammanco, A., L. Passantino, M. Russo and A. Passantino, 2010. Analysis of control activities during animal transport in 2006-2008 period in Sicily: Legal dimension. Large Anim. Rev., 16: 229-232.
  42. Passantino, A., 2009. Welfare of animals at slaughter and killing: A new regulation on the protection of animals at the time of killing. J. Verbraucherschutz Lebensmitte lsicherheit, 4: 273-285.
  43. Morelli, C. and A. Passantino, 2009. GMOs and organic production: New community regulation. Large Anim. Rev., 15: 13-15.
  44. Conte, F. and A. Passantino, 2009. Guidelines for physical, chemical and hygienic quality and safety control of donkey's milk. Milchwissenschaft, 64: 85-88.
  45. Passantino, A., F. Conte and M. Russo, 2008. Animal welfare labelling and the approach of the European union: An overview on the current situation. J. Verbraucherschutz Lebensmitte lsicherheit, 3: 396-399.
  46. Passantino, A., D. Macri, P. Coluccio, F. Foti and F. Marino, 2008. Importation of mycobacteriosis with ornamental fish: Medico-legal implications. Travel Med. Infect. Dis., 6: 240-244.
  47. Passantino, A., 2008. Application of the 3Rs principles for animals used for experiments at the beginning of the 21st century. Ann. Rev. Biomed. Sci., 10: T27-T32.
  48. Passantino, A. and C. Russo, 2008. Maximum residue levels of veterinary medicines in relation to food safety: European community legislation and ethical aspects. J. Verbraucherschutz Lebensmitte lsicherheit, 3: 351-358.
  49. Macri, D., V. Lo Verde, I. Mancuso, S. Reale, A. Passantino and F. Marino, 2008. Mycobacteriosis in ornamental fish. Case reports in Sicily and medical-legal considerations. Vet. Res. Commun., 32: S215-S217.
  50. De Vico, G., M. Cataldi, F. Carella, F. Marino and A. Passantino, 2008. Histological, histochemical and morphometric changes of splenic melanomacrophage centers (Smmcs) in sparicotyle-infected cultured sea breams (Sparus aurata). Immunopharmacol. Immunotoxicol., 30: 27-35.
  51. Conte, F. and A. Passantino, 2008. Isolation of Enterobacter sakazakii from ass' milk in Sicily: Case report, safety and legal issues. Travel Med. Infect. Dis., 6: 250-252.
  52. Passantino, A., 2007. Ethical aspects for veterinarians regarding antimicrobial drug use in Italy. Int. J. Antimicrobial Agents, 29: 240-244.
  53. Passantino, A., M. Russo and M. Passantino, 2006. Cinomachia: The penal code reform aims to protect pets. Rivista Giurdica Ambiente, 21: 433-445.
  54. Passantino, A., C. Fenga, C. Morciano, C. Morelli, M. Russo, C. Di Pietro and M. Passantino, 2006. Euthanasia of companion animals: A legal and ethical analysis (2006). Ann. Istituto Superiore Sanita, 42: 491-495.
  55. Passantino, A., 2006. Medico-legal considerations of canine leishmaniosis in Italy: An overview of an emerging disease with reference to the buying and selling of dogs. OIE Revue Scient. Tech., 25: 1111-1123.
  56. Passantino, A., 2006. Animal welfare and protection during transport: The current legislative framework in European Union. Ann. Istituto Superiore Sanita, 42: 222-230.
  57. Passantino, A. and G. De Vico, 2006. Our mate animals. Rivista Biol. Biol. Forum, 99: 200-204.
  58. De Vico, G., P. Maiolino, B. Restucci and A. Passantino, 2005. Spontaneous tumours of pet dog as models for human cancers: Searching for adequate guidelines. Rivista Biol. Biol. Forum, 98: 279-296.
  59. Passantino, A., M. Panichi, M.R. Russo and M. Passantino, 2004. Ethics for research using animals in Italy. ATLA Alternat. Lab. Anim., 32: 303-305.
  60. Passantino, A., C. Di Pietro, C. Fenga and M. Passantino, 2003. The veterinary surgeon in natural disasters: Italian legislation in force. OIE Rev. Scient. Tech., 22: 909-914.
  61. Naccari, F., D. Martino, F. Giofre, A. Passantino and P. De Montis, 2003. Therapeutic efficacy of tilmicosin in ovine mammary infections. Small Ruminant Res., 47: 1-9.