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Zoonoses, Biological risks and Wildlife medicine

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering”. (Buddha)

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Zoonoses - Diseases Naturally Transmitted from Animals to Humans

Zucca P, Scagliarini A, Ramma Y, Khan Ali S (2022)  Frontiers for Young Minds


The Biocrime model of cross border cooperation...

Zucca P, Rossmann M-C, Osorio JE, Karem K, et al. (2020) The “Bio-Crime Model” of Cross-Border Cooperation Among Veterinary Public Health, Justice, Law Enforcements, and Customs to Tackle the Illegal Animal Trade/Bio-Terrorism and to Prevent the Spread of Zoonotic Diseases Among Human Population. Front. Vet. Sci. 7:593683.  

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A Three-Year Biocrime Sanitary Surveillance on Illegally Imported Companion Animals

Cocchi M et al.Pathogens. 2021; 10(8):1047. DOI:


The Zoonosecene

Zucca P. (2020) The new geological epoch of intensive breeding, of wildlife trade, of antibiotic resistance and of pandemic diseases, following the Anthropocene. Platinum, Sole 24Ore English Edition. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16949.50408/1
(Link IT version, Link EN version)



Avian Medicine 3rd Ed.

Zucca P. (2016) Avian cognition and welfare. In Avian Medicine. Eds J. H. Samour. Colour atlas series, Third Edition. Elsevier Ltd Edinburgh.


Exotic Animal Medicine 1st ed

Zucca P. (2013) Clinical cases (wildlife and small mammals). In Exotic Animal Medicine: Review and Test. Ed. J. Samour. Elsevier Publishing LtD, UK, ISBN: 9780702044441 (Link)



Advanced Clinical Anatomy Imaging.

Zucca P., Pozzi-Mucelli R., Gelli D., Delogu M. (2007) In Atlas of Radiology of Birds of Prey. Eds J.H. Samour and J. Naldo. Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd, UK, pp 261-273.


Veterinary Parasitology

Zucca P. (2013) Parasitology cases (wildlife and avian). In Self-Assessment Colour Review in Veterinary Parasitology. Ed. H. Elsheika. Manson Publishing Ltd, UK, ISBN: 9781840761887. (Link)

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Avian Medicine 2nd Ed.

Zucca P., Delogu M. Cavalli F. (2007) Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. In Avian Medicine. Eds J. H. Samour. Colour atlas series, Second Edition. Elsevier Ltd Edinburgh


Avian Medicine 1st Ed.

Zucca P., Delogu M. (2007). Parasitic diseases. Arthropods, Protozoa, Helminths. In Avian Medicine. Eds J. H. Samour. Colour atlas series. Elsevier Ltd Edinburgh, UK

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Birds of Prey: Health and Disease

Zucca P. (2002) Anatomy. In Birds of Prey: Health and disease. 3rd Edition. Ed. Cooper J.E., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp 13-27


Raptor Biomedicine III

Zucca  P., Cooper J.E. (2001) Osteological aspects of the Falcon Wing. In Raptor Biomedicine III. Eds. Lumeij J.T., Redig P.T., Remple J.D., Cooper J.E., Lierz M., Zoological Education Network Inc., Lake Worth (FL), pp 195-199.



Cause of stranding in 4 in Risso's Dolphins

Zucca P., Di Guardo G., Francese M., Scaravelli D., Tilen G., Mazzatenta A. (2005) Causes of strandings in 4 Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus griseus) found beached astore along the North Adriatic Sea Costs. Veterinary Research Communications, 29:261-264. DOI:


Crassicauda grampicola in Risso's Dolphins

Zucca P., Di Guardo G., Pozzi-Mucelli R., Scaravelli D., Francese M. (2004) Use of computer tomography for imaging of Crassicauda grampicola in a Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. (35), 3: 391-394. DOI:

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Veterinary interventions on Loggerhead turtles

Zucca P., Francese M., Zuppa F.,  Spoto M.,  Oberosler R. (2003) Veterinary interventions on Loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta stranded in the North Adriatic Sea. Journal of Mountain Ecology, 7: 279- 282.

Scientific Editor It. Ed.

Medicina e chirurgia dei nuovi animali da compagnia

Gabrisch K., Zwart P. (Eds). Medicina e chirurgia dei nuovi animali da compagnia: volume primo Uccelli; volume secondo Roditori e piccoli mammiferi; volume terzo Anfibi, rettili e pesci. ZUCCA P., Delogu M. (2001) Curatori dell’Edizione italiana, UTET Edizioni Medico Scientifiche, Torino.

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