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
Veterinary Medicine
Animal Behaviour
Animal Nutrition
Health Medicine

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.