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Medicina Veterinaria » Veterinary Myopathology, Orlando Paciello

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This course in Veterinary Myopathology is the first of its kind in Italy. It responds to the need to equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to cope with myology; a subject that has seen enormous growth over the last few years in Veterinary Medicine too, and which has become an important part of the agenda for everyday clinical practice and for the international science community. The course forms part of the “Health and Pathology in farm animals” module, and is divided up into 12 hours of classroom teaching and 24 hours of practicals. The classroom hours will cover all the most frequent neuromuscular pathologies in horses, cattle, swine and other farm animals, while the practicals are used for the study of muscle lesions, both macroscopically in the anatomy lab. and under the microscope in the science lab., as well as for clinical and anatomical case studies of neuromuscular pathologies in horses and other animals by visiting racing stables and other affiliated breeding centres. Students will have the opportunity to carry out muscle and nerve biopsies and process and read the results.

Testi d'esame

  • Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of domestic animals: Vol. 1 edited by M Grant Maxie. Chapter 2; pp. 185 – 280.
  • Mc Gavin MD Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease: Skeletal Muscle, pp. 973-1041.
  • Dubowitz V, Sewry CA: Muscle Biopsy (third edition), Saunders, Elsevier, 2007.

La Cattedra

Orlando Paciello

Prof. Orlando Paciello

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Naples with 110/110 cum laude and special mention. Researcher in General Veterinary Pathology and Anatomy and Pathology at the Department of Pathology and Animal Health at the Faculty of Medicine, Federico II. He is a member of the Council of Veterinary Surgeons in Salerno and is currently Vice-President of the Council. Researcher in “Pathology and Environment in Veterinary Medicine”. From 2005 – 2006 he was Associate Researcher at USC Neuromuscular Center, Department of Neurology – Keck School of Medicine – University of Southern California. Angeles, CA. Teacher on Degree courses at Specialisation Schools, and Specialist Training Courses at the University of Naples and Catanzaro. Works in cytohistopathological and necroscopic diagnosis. Current research interests: pathogenic mechanisms of myositis in dogs; pathogenesis of muscle atrophy; muscle ageing; environment-related pathologies and study of model animals for environmental monitoring; epidemiology of tumours in animals. Collaborates with numerous national and international research bodies and is the author of over 100 scientific publications.

Anagrafica del corso

  • Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Corsi di laurea: Medicina Veterinaria
  • Anno accademico: 2009/2010


Indirizzo: Dipartimento di Patologia e Sanità Animale, Via Federico Delpino, 1, Napoli (NA) - 80137

Telefono: 081.2536466. Sito Web

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