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I have a mixed species veterinary background, with a strong bias towards ruminants, and namely small ruminants. I also have a strong interest in south american camelids and wild ungulates. I have worked in different environments, including private practice, academia and NGO's. I have ample international exposure, namely UK, Southern Europe, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. I have a good publications record and plenty of teaching experience
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Diplomate
Italy
Salisbury, UK

Dairy small ruminants ; south american camelids; wild ruminants

Curriculum Vitae © European Union, 2002-2013 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 1 / 4 PERSONAL INFORMATION Gian Lorenzo D'Alterio Via Colle San Martino 50, 01010 Farnese VT +39 3663922889 ; gianlorenzod@yahoo.it Sex Male | Date of birth 28 October 1968 | Nationality Italian WORK EXPERIENCE 2015-Present Head Veterinarian, King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, The Zoological Society of London, Saudi Arabia Leading a team of vets, laboratory and veterinary technician, responsible for the health and welfare of a very large collection of captive wild desert ungulates kept for reintroduction into protected area. Strong animal management, applied clinical research and conservation component in a hardship posting 2004 – Present Private Veterinary Practitioner Ambulatorio Veterinario Farnese (Italy) Started and managing a multispecies veterinary practice in a rural area of Central Italy, with a varied caseload comprised of approximately 50% small animals and 50% livestock, horses and non-domestic animals. Responsible for all aspects of clinical and surgical veterinary work and management. Preventative herd and flock health approach 2007 – 2014 Project Veterinarian. Re-introduction of Scimitar-horned oryx in Tunisia. Marwell Wildlife, (UK) An international, multi-disciplinary re-introduction project focused on a species of antelope extinct in the wild. Responsible for the health screening and welfare of the animals during quarantine and post-release. Expanding the field activities to comprise the interface with local domestic livestock 2006 – 2014 2000 – 2003 Private Veterinary Practitioner Ambulatorio Veterinario Farnese Started and managing a multispecies veterinary practice in a rural area of Central Italy, with a varied caseload comprised of approximately 40% small animals and 60% livestock, horses and non-domestic animals. Responsible for all aspects of clinical and surgical veterinary work and management. Preventative herd and flock health approach Veterinary Consultant Regional Nature Reserve "Selva del Lamone", Lazio Region, (Italy) Clinical veterinary work on rescued wildlife and free range horses. Investigations into wildlife mortality. Evaluation of damage on livestock from wildlife as part of a compensation scheme. Research into the epidemiological role of wild boars and infectious agents Clinical Scholar (Resident) RCVS Millennium Scholarship in South American Camelids Farm Animal Practice, Dept. of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK First opinion, referral and research work on South American Camelids farmed in the UK; clinical work on all domestic livestock; practical and tutorial teaching of 4th and final year undergraduate veterinary students on large animal medicine © European Union, 2002-2013 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 2 / 4 EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2009 - Present 1999 – 2003 Project Veterinarian. Re-introduction of Scimitar-horned oryx in Tunisia. Marwell Wildlife, (United Kingdom) An international, multi-disciplinary re-introduction project focused on a species of antelope extinct in the wild. Responsible for the health screening and welfare of the animals during quarantine and post-release. Expanding the field activities to comprise the interface with local domestic livestock 1999 – 00 1998 -2000 1998 - Present Consultant and field veterinarian Marwell Zoological Park, Flemish Ministry of the Environment, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Consultant and field veterinarian. Re-introduction program for scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) in Sidi Toui National Park, Tunisia. Peter Dalton`s Game Consultancy, Downton, Salisbury Consultancy and pathology work in a dedicated game birds veterinary practice Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and The Zoological Society of London Project veterinarian and technical advisor for the Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Egyptian Tortoise Program, Egypt Locum Work Periodical locum work in private veterinary practice in the UK (small animals-mixed-equine) 2013 2010 2005 Enrolled in the alternative training programme for the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management Supervisor: Prof. G. Fhtenakis (Greece) 2016: Eligible to sit the Exam SIOMI National School of Clinical Veterinary Homeopathy A three years, week-ends course, in integrated veterinary homeopathy leading to the recognised title of Veterinary Homeopath (Italy) University of Padua, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Italy Part-time PhD in Veterinary Clinical Science. Thesis: “Superficial skin temperature of the ovine interdigital space assessed by infrared thermography: a comparison between healthy and foot-rot affected feet and implications for early diagnosis” Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (by Thesis), UK The oldest and highest qualification awarded by the RCVS. Thesis: “Skin lesions in UK alpacas (Lama pacos): prevalence, aetiology and treatment Curriculum Vitae © European Union, 2002-2013 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 3 / 4 PERSONAL SKILLS 1998 1995 1988 Royal Veterinary College, University of London and the Institute of Zoology, The Zoological Society of London, UK MSc in WILD ANIMAL HEALTH. One year, full-time course, covering all aspects of non-domestic animals (wildlife, zoo and exotic pets) veterinary management Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy DEGREE in VETERINARY MEDICINE (100% marking and distinction awarded) Istituto Tecnico Agrario “G. Garibaldi”, Rome, Italy DIPLOMA from AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Diploma di Perito Agrario-equivalent to UK A’Level Standard) Mother tongue(s) Italian; very fluent in spoken and written English Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 IELTS French A2 B1 A2 A2 A1 Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Communication skills Extensive experience in public presentations, from congresses to one day lecture for under - and post-graduate courses. Comprehensive list of publications (proceedings, peer-reviewed articles and books) and peer-review activity for scientific articles Organisational / managerial skills Advanced; extensive international exposure Job-related skills Clean driving licence Computer skills Computer literate MS Office © European Union, 2002-2013 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.e

List of Publications
G.L. D` Alterio
Proceedings
D`Alterio, G L, Sainsbury, A W, Macgregor, S K, Baha El Din, S M, Taylor, M and E L Wenman. (1999).
Health assessment of the Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) in release studies. In: Erkrankungen der Zootiere (1999) 39. Vienna, Austria.
Flach, E J, D`Alterio, G L et al. (2000).
Veterinary monitoring for captive-bred scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) prior to re-introduction in Tunisia. In: Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Meeting, Paris, France.
D`Alterio, GL, Foster, A, Knowles, T, Eknaes, E and Loevland, I. (2001).
Results of a postal survey of South American camelids in the UK: population statistics, husbandry and prevalence of skin disease. In: Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, Autumn Meeting, Royal Veterinary College, Potters Bar.
D`Alterio, GL (2001). Haematological parameters for the Kleinmann` s tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) in Egypt. In: Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, Autumn Meeting, Royal Veterinary College, Potters Bar.
Flach, EJ and GL D` Alterio (2001). Veterinary monitoring of scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) reintroduced to Tunisia. In: Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, Autumn Meeting, Royal Veterinary College, Potters Bar.
Foster, A, D` Alterio, GL, Loevland, I and E. Eknaes (2001). A survey of skin diseases in South American camelids in the UK. In: Scientific Proceedings of the 17th ESVD-ECVD Congress veterinary dermatology, Copenhagen.
D` Alterio, GL, Flach, EJ and K. Zahzah (2002). Veterinary monitoring for reintroduction projects: scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) in Southern Tunisia. In: Proceedings of the 27th World Veterinary Congress, Tunis.
CECCHI, R., D’ ALTERIO, G.L., PEARSON, G.R. & FOSTER, A.P. (2003) Retrospective histopathological study of some skin disorders of alpacas (Lama pacos). In: Proceedings of the 41st International Symposium on Zoo and Wildlife Diseases (Eds. Wisser, J., Heribert, H. & Frolich, K.). Rome, Italy, May 28 to June 01, 2003. 179-183
D’ ALTERIO, G.L. & BAZELEY, K.J. (2003) Referral service for South American camelids at the University of Bristol Veterinary School: a review of cases from 1999 to 2002. In: Proceedings of the 41st International Symposium on Zoo and Wildlife Diseases (Eds. Wisser, J., Heribert, H. & Frolich, K.). Rome, Italy, May 28 to June 01, 2003. 203-210 (e relativo Poster)
D’ ALTERIO, G.L. (2003) A veterinary perspective of the South American camelids industry in the United Kingdom. In: Proceedings of the National Camelid Conference (Ed. C.K. Cebra). Oregon Veterinary Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, March 21 to 23, 2003
D’ ALTERIO, G.L. (2003) Skin lesions in alpacas (Lama pacos) in the United Kingdom: from anecdotal to scientific evidence. In: Proceedings of the National Camelid Conference (Ed. C.K. Cebra). Oregon Veterinary Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, March 21 to 23, 2003
D’ Alterio, GL, Kackson, AP, Knowles, TG, Foster, AP (2003) Comparison of avermectin treatment for Chorioptes mite infestation in alpacas. In: Proceedings of the ESVD/ECVD Meeting, Tenerife, September 2003
Ogden, D.M., Kirby, R.J.E., Davies, S.J., D’ Alterio, G.L., Ferasin, L. (2003) Electrocardiographic parameters in healthy alpacas (Lama pacos). In: Proceedings of the Veterinary Cardio-vascular Society Meeting, Loughborough, 5-6 December 2003
D` Alterio G.L. (2003). Referral service for South American camelids at the University of Bristol Veterinary School: a review of activities from 2000 to 2003. In: Proceedings of the tenth meeting of the British Veterinary Camelid Society, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, October 24-26 2003
D` Alterio G.L. (2003). Skin lesions in alpacas (Lama pacos) in the United Kingdom: from anecdotal to scientific evidence. In: Proceedings of the tenth meeting of the British Veterinary Camelid Society, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, October 24-26 2003
D` Alterio G.L. (2004). Skin lesions in UK alpacas (Lama pacos): prevalence, aetiology and treatment. In: Proceedings of the 4th European Symposium on South American camelids and DECAMA meeting, Gottingen, October 7-9 2004.
Beghelli, D., D` Alterio, G.L. et al., (2004). Evaluation of the immune response to vaccination against C. pseudotuberculosis in an alpaca herd in Italy: preliminary results. In: Proceedings of the 4th European Symposium on South American camelids and DECAMA meeting, Gottingen, October 7-9 2004.
Severi, G., D` Alterio, G.L. et al., (2004). Valutazione della risposta immunitaria alla vaccinazione contro C. pseudotuberculosis in un allevamento di alpaca in Italia: risultati preliminary. In: Atti del VI Congresso Nazionale S.I.Di.L.V., Abano Terme, 10-12 Novembre 2004.
D` Alterio, G.L. (2005). Treatment for chorioptic mange in alpacas. In: Proceedings of the International Camelid Health Conference. Oregon State University, Corvallis, March 3-6, 2005-03-16
Beghelli, D., D` Alterio, G.L. (2005). An outbreak of Caseous Lymphadenitis in alpacas in Italy. In: Proceedings of the International Camelid Health Conference. Oregon State University, Corvallis, March 3-6, 2005-03-16
Habluetzel, A., D` Alterio, G.L. et al., (2005). Diffusione di Chorioptes bovis (Hering, 1845) in allevamenti di alpaca (Lama pacos) del centro Italia. In: Atti del XX Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Assisi, 13-18 Giugno 2005.
Morgante, M., Gianesella, M., Canizzo, C., D`Alterio, G.L., Stelletta, C. (2006). Use of infrared thermography for evaluating health and welfare status in ruminants. Proceedings 14th Congreso Internacional de la Federacion Mediterranea de Sanidad y Producion de Rumiantes. Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Espana, 12-15 Julio 2006, pag. 67
Morgante, M., Stelletta, C., Gianesella, M., D` Alterio, G.L., Stradaioli, G. (2006). Use of thermography for evaluating ovine health and welfare status: preliminary investigations. XXIV World Buiatric Congress, Nice, France, 15-19 October 2006 (Poster).
Stelletta, C., D’Alterio, G.L., et al. (2008). Determinazione con metodo in chemiluminescenza dei livelli ematici di progesterone e testosterone in alpaca (Lama pacos) allevati in Italia. In: Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the Società Italiana di Riproduzione Animale, Lodi 12-14 Giugno
Woodfine, T., D’ Alterio, G.L., et al. (2009). Progress towards the establishment of addax in Djebil National Park, Tunisia. Tenth Annual meeting of the Sahelo-Sahran Interest Group, 6-7 May 2009, Marwell Wildlife, UK
Woodfine, T., Chetoui, A., Zahzah, K., Gilbert, T. & D’ Alterio, G.L. (2009). Progress towards the establishment of scimitar-horned oryx in Dghoumes National Park, Tunisia. Tenth annual meeting of the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group, 6-7 May 2009, Marwell Wildlife, UK
Stelleta, C., D’ Alterio, G.L., Juyena, N.S., Steiger, R. & Bevilacqua, F. (2009). Health and reproductive monitoring in an alpaca (Lama pacos) herd in Central Italy. XVII International Congress of the Mediterannean Federation of Health and Production of Ruminants, 27-30 May 2009, Perugia, Italy
Cardeti, G., Brozzi, A., Eleni, C., Polici, N., D’ Alterio, G.L., et al. (2011). Cowpox virus infection in farmed llamas in Italy. International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, 4-7 February 2011, Vienna, Austria
Vencato, J., Barzon, V., D’Alterio, G.L., et al. (2011). Pregnancy ultrasound monitoring of rare Venetian sheep breeds: preliminary study. VII CongresoALEPRyCS, 18-20 May 2011, Huancavelica, Perù, 195-198
D’Alterio, G.L., et al. (2012). Hunting, conservation and public health: presence of selected infectious pathogens in wild boar (Sus scrofa)hunted in proximity of the regional nature reserve “Selva del Lamone”, Italy. Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, 16-19 May, Bussolengo, Italy, p. 107
D’Alterio, G.L., et al. (2012). Presenza di agenti infettivi ed infestivi potenzialmente patogeni nei cinghiali (Sus scrofa) cacciati in Area Contigua alla Riserva Naturale Regionale Selva del Lamone (Farnese, VT). In: Prigioni C., Balestrieri A., Preatoni D.G., Masseroni E. (eds). VIII Congr. It. Teriologia, Hystrix, It. J. Mamm., (N.S.) Supp. 2012: 1-200
Vazzana, L., Barzon, V., Mignacca, S.A., Dara, S., Gianesella, M., D’Alterio, G.L., Morgante, M (2012). Stato metabolico di pecore da latte allevate in due diverse condizioni ambientali. Atti del XX Congresso Nazionale S.I.P.A.O.C., 26-29 Settembre, Siracusa, Italia
D’Alterio, G.L., Scoccia, E., Filippini, G., Moscati, L., Maresca, C. (2014). Monitoraggio delle variazioni del ß-idrossibutirrato ematico durante la gravidanza in ovini da latte. Atti del XXI Congresso Nazionale SIPAOC, 9-12 Settembre, Foggia, Italy. Large Animal Review, Supplemento 1 n.4 Agosto 2014
D’Alterio, G.L., Scoccia, E., Filippini, G., Moscati, L., Maresca, C. (2014). Monitoring significant variations of blood ß-hydroxybutyric acid during pregnancy in dairy ewes. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Triennial Conference of the European College of Small Ruminants Health and Management, 23-25 October, London UK
D’Alterio, G.L. (2014). Revisione della letteratura scientifica in materia di ricerca clinica in omeopatia veterinaria attraverso l’uso del Veterinary Clinical Research-Database for Homeopathy (VetCR). In Atti del V Congresso Nazionale SIOV, 25-26 Ottobre, Bologna Italy
Peer-reviewed publications, books and CD-Rom
D` Alterio, GL, Batty, A, Laxon, K, Duffus, P and R. Wall (2001). Psoroptes species in alpacas. Veterinary Record, 149 (3); 96
D` Alterio, GL (2002). Contagious ecthyma. In: Transmissible Diseases Handbook. European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, IDWG Secretariat, Berne. First edition, currently up to the 4th edition.
D` Alterio, GL, Bazeley, KJ, Pearson, JR, Jones, JR, Jose, MDW, and MJ Woodward (2003): Meningitis associated with Salmonella Newport in a neonatal alpaca (Lama pacos) in the UK. Veterinary Record, 152, 56-57
D` Alterio, G.L. (2002 & 2007 ed.): Rettili. Filogenesi, classificazione, anatomia e fisiologia, alimentazione ed allevamento. In: Croce, A. (Ed.): Animali esotici da compagnia, pag. 486-497. Poletto Editore, Milano.
D` Alterio, G.L. e Marco Salvadori (2002 & 2007 ed.): Rettili. Allevamento e mantenimento in cattvita`. In: Croce, A. (Ed.): Animali esotici da compagnia, pag. 499-521. Poletto Editore, Milano.
D` Alterio, G.L. (2002 & 2007 ed.): Anfibi. Antomia e fisiologia; alimentazione e riproduzione; schede tecniche. In: Croce, A. (Ed.): Animali esotici da compagnia, pag. 612-617. Poletto Editore, Milano.
D` Alterio, G.L. e Massimo Riboni (2002 & 2007 ed.): Invertebrati. Parte generale e patologia; specie allevate. In: Croce, A. (Ed.): Animali esotici da compagnia, pag. 700-706. Poletto Editore, Milano.
D’ Alterio, G.L.: Wild Animal Management. In: Concepts in Animal Welfare. A syllabus to assist with the teaching of animal welfare in veterinary faculties (Ed.: Callaghan, J.). World Society for the Protection of Animals, 2003
Laureando: Matteo Canonico. Relatore: Annette Habluetzel. Correlatore: G.L. D` Alterio. Diffusione di Chorioptes bovis agente eziologico della rogna corioptica in allevamenti di alpaca (Lama pacos) nell` Italia centrale. Tesi di Laurea, Universita` degli Studi di Camerino, Facolta` di Medicina Veterinaria. Anno Accademico 2003/2004
G.L. D’ Alterio, C. Callaghan, C. Just, A. Manner-Smith, A.P. Foster and T. Knowles (2005) Prevalence of Chorioptes sp. mite infestation in alpacas (Lama pacos) in the South-west of England: implications for skin health. Journal of Small Ruminant Research, 57, 221-228.
D’ Alterio, GL, Kackson, AP, Knowles, TG, Foster, AP (2005). Comparative study of the efficacy of eprinomectin versus ivermectin, and field efficacy of eprinomectin only, for the treatment of chorioptic mange in alpacas. Veterinary Parasitology, 130, 267-275
Ferasin, L., Ogden, D.M., Kirby, R.J., D` Alterio, G.L. (2005). Electrocardiographic parameters of normal alpacas (Lama pacos). Veterinary Record, 157, 341-343
G.L. D’ Alterio, T.G. Knowles, E.I. Eknaes, I.E. Loevland and A.P.Foster (2006) Postal survey of the population of South American camelids in the United Kingdom in 2000/01. Veterinary Record, 158, 86-90
G.L. D` Alterio (2006). Introduction to the alpaca and its veterinary care in the UK. In Practice, 28, 404-411
Fews, D., Brown, P.J., D` Alterio, G.L.(2006). A case of intervertebral disc degeneration and prolapse with Schmorl`s node formation in a sheep. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 19, 187-89
Woodford, N., D`Alterio, G.L. and Owen, M. (2007). Bilateral metatarsophalangeal valgus and subluxation in two adult llamas treated by medial bone plate arthrodesis.Veterinary Record, 160, 262-266
Foster, A., Jackson, A., D’ Alterio, G.L.(2007). Skin diseases of South American camelids. In Practice, 29, 216-223
Filippi, E., D’ Alterio, G.L., Brozzi, A., Micci, M., Politi, P. and Mantero, D. (2010). Note on the intestinal bacterial populations of free living snakes in Italy. Herpetology Notes, 3, 263-265
Filippi, E.,Chetoui, A., D’ Alterio, G.L., et al. (2011). Bufo boulengeri: fields observations on breeding phenology at a new Saharan site in Southern Tunisia. Herpetology Notes, 4, 215-217
Spugnini, E.P., D’ Alterio, G.L., et al. (2011). Electrochemotherapy for the treatment of multiple melanomas in a horse. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 31, 430-433
Cardeti, G., Brozzi, A., Eleni, C., Polici, N., D’ Alterio, G.L., et al. (2011). Cowpox virus in Llama, Italy. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, 1513-1515
D’ Alterio, G. L., et al. (2011). Circadian rhythm of foot temperature assessed using infrared thermography in sheep. Czech Journal of Animal Science, 56, 293-300
D’Alterio, G.L., et al. (2012). Pattern of rectal temperature in sheep affected by foot rot. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 40 (2): 1035
Morgante, M. & D’Alterio, G.L. (2013). Small ruminants clinical exam. In: Ciaramella, P. (Ed.): Semeiologia clinica veterinaria. Poletto Editore, Milano.
Peer-review activity
One article reviewed for: Animal Welfare
Four articles reviewed for: Journal of Small Ruminant Research
One article reviewed for: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Three articles reviewed for: The Australian Veterinary Journal
Two articles reviewed for: Large Animal Review
Two book proposal reviewed, one for Wiley-Blackwell and one for Elsevier

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