Prof. TRAVERSA Donato

Curriculum accademico

1999: Laurea in Medicina Veterinaria presso l'Università degli Studi di Bari, con voti 110/110 e Lode, Plauso accademico

Dal 01/02/2002 al 31/04/2015 presta servizio presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell'Università degli Studi di Teramo, in qualità di Ricercatore di Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali (S.S.D. Vet/06)

Dal 01/05/2015 al 14/01/2020 presta servizio presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell'Università degli Studi di Teramo, in qualità di Professore Associato di Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali (S.S.D. VET06)

Dal 15/01/2020 ad oggi presta servizio presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell'Università degli Studi di Teramo, in qualità di Professore Ordinario di Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali (S.S.D. VET06)

2000-oggi: (Co-)Autore di circa 500 Pubblicazioni Scientifiche Nazionali/Internazionali di cui circa 200 su Riviste Internazionali con IF e referees

2000-oggi: Componente in 6 Progetti Scientifici Internazionali

2000-oggi: Componente in 13 Progetti Scientifici Nazionali

2001-oggi: Chairman/Relatore in 106 Convegni Scientifici e incontri scientifici e/o didattici Nazionali/Internazionali

2003: Diploma di Perfezionamento in "Parassitologia urbana e salute pubblica"

2003: Diploma di Dottore di Ricerca in "Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali Domestici"

2003-oggi: Incarichi di insegnamento nell'ambito della Parassitologia e delle Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali presso la Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Teramo

2003-oggi: Responsabile e (Co-)Relatore di 58 Tesi di Laurea, 4 Tesi di Dottorato e 3 tesi di specializzazione nell'ambito della Parassitologia e delle Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali

2004: European Young Scientist Award - European Federation of Parasitologists

2005: Periodi di Ricerca spesi nel Regno Unito e negli USA

2005-oggi: Peer reviewer per circa 50 Riviste Scientifiche Internazionali nell'ambito della Parassitologia e della Biologia Molecolare

2006: Diploma de facto - European College of Veterinary Parasitology (Diplomate EVPC)

2007: Periodi di Ricerca spesi in Ucraina

2007-oggi: Coordinatore di 21 Progetti Scientifici Internazionali

2008-oggi: Coordinatore di 6 Progetti Scientifici Nazionali

2012-oggi: Componente dell’Editorial Board di 8 Riviste Scientifiche Internazionali nell'ambito della Parassitologia

Filoni di Ricerca: parassitologia molecolare, biologia, epidemiologia, diagnosi, terapia e farmacoresistenza

Curriculum english version

1999: Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) -grading: 110/110 cum laude and academic worth mentioning

2002-2015: Assistant Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Teramo – Italy

2015-2020: Associate Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Teramo - Italy

2020-date: Full Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Teramo - Italy

2000-present: (Co-)Author of about 500 International/National Scientific Publications, around 200 of which on International Journals with IF and referees

2000-present: Participant in 6 Financed International Scientific Projects

2000-present: Participant in 13 Financed National Scientific Projects

2001-present: Chairman/Speaker in 106 International/National Scientific Conferences and Scientific and or Didactic Meetings  

2003: 1st Level Master in Urban Parasitology and Public Health

2003: PhD in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of Domestic Animals

2003-present: Responsible of teaching courses at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Teramo

2003-present: Responsible and (Co-)Supervisor of 58 DVM Degree Thesis, 4 Phd Degree Thesis and 3 Specialization Degree Thesis on Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases

2004: European Young Scientist Award - European Federation of Parasitologists

2005-present: Peer reviewer for about 50 International Scientific Journals on Parasitology and Molecular Biology2005: Research stages spent in USA and UK

2006: Diploma de facto - European College of Veterinary Parasitology(Diplomate EVPC)

2007: Research stages spent in Ukraine

2007-present: Coordinator in 21 Financed International Scientific Projects

2008-present: Coordinator in 6 Financed National Scientific Projects

2012-present: Component of the Editorial Boards of 8 International Scientific Journals on Parasitology

Expertise Field: Classical and Molecular parasitology, biology, epidemiology, diagnosis, drug efficacy and anthelmintic resistance


Reviews su riviste scientifiche internazionali con Impact Factor e referees


Otranto D. e Traversa D. 2002. A review of dicrocoeliosis of ruminants including recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment. Veterinary Parasitology 107 (4), 317-335.


Otranto D. e Traversa D. 2003. Dicrocoeliosis of ruminants: a little known fluke disease. Trends in Parasitology 19 (1), 12-15.


Otranto D. e Traversa D. 2005. Thelazia Eyeworm: an original endo- and ecto-parasitic nematode. Trends in Parasitology 21 (1), 1-4.


Traversa D. 2007. Molecular diagnosis of certain nematode infections can save life and beauty, and preserve breeds of socially relevant and sporting animals. Veterinary Parasitology 150 (1-2), 1-5.  


Traversa D., Guglielmini C. 2008. Feline aelurostrongylosis and canine angiostrongylosis: a challenging diagnosis for two emerging verminous pneumonia infections. Veterinary Parasitology 157 (3-4), 163-174.


Traversa D., Otranto D. 2009. Biotechnological advances in the diagnosis of little-known parasitoses of pets. Parasitology Research 104 (2), 209-216.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Conboy G., 2010. Canine and feline cardiopulmonary parasitic nematodes in Europe: emerging and underestimated. Parasites & Vectors 3:62.


Traversa D. 2011. Are we paying too much attention to cardio-pulmonary nematodes and neglecting old-fashioned worms like Trichuris vulpis? Parasites and Vectors 4:32.


Traversa D. 2012. Pet roundworms and hookworms: a continuing need for global worming. Parasites and Vectors 5:91.


Otranto D., Dantas-Torres F., Brianti E., Traversa D., Petric D., Genchi C., Capelli G. 2013. Vector-borne helminths of dogs and humans in Europe. Parasites and Vectors 6:16.


Traversa D. 2013. Fleas infesting pets in the era of emerging extra-intestinal nematodes. Parasites and Vectors, 6:59.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A. 2013. Feline lungworms: what a dilemma. Trends Parasitol. 29 (9): 423-430.


Traversa D., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Di Cesare A., La Torre F., Drake J., Pietrobelli M. 2014. Environmental contamination by canine geohelminths. Parasites and Vectors, 7: 67.


Di Cesare A, Veronesi F, Traversa D. 2015. Felid Lungworms and Heartworms in Italy: More Questions than Answers? Trends Parasitol. 31, 665-675.


Traversa D, Di Cesare A. 2016. Diagnosis and management of lungworm infections in cats: Cornerstones, dilemmas and new avenues. J Feline Med Surg. 18, 7-20.


Traversa D., von Samson-Himmelstjerna G. 2016. Anthelmintic resistance in sheep gastro-intestinal strongyles in Europe. Small Rum. Res. 135, 75–80.


Elsheikha H.M., Schnyder M., Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Wright I., Lacher D.W. 2017. Updates on feline aelurostrongylosis and research priorities for the next decade. Parasites and Vectors 9 (1), 389.


Pubblicazioni su riviste scientifiche internazionali con Impact Factor e referees


Otranto D., Tarsitano E., Traversa D., Giangaspero A., De Luca F., Puccini V. 2001. Differentiation among three species of bovine Thelazia (Nematoda: Thelaziidae) by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism of the first internal transcribed spacer ITS-1 (rDNA). International Journal for Parasitology 31 (14), 1693-1698.


Giangaspero A., Traldi G., Paoletti B., Traversa D., Bianciardi P. 2002. Efficacy of pyrantel embonate, febantel and praziquantel against Giardia spp. in naturally infected adult dogs. Veterinary Record 150 (6), 184-186.


Cringoli G., Otranto D., Testini G., Buono V., Di Giulio G., Traversa D., Lia R., Rinaldi L., Veneziano V., Puccini V. 2002. Epidemiology of bovine tick-borne diseases in southern Italy. Veterinary Research 33 (4), 421-428.


Otranto D., Traversa D., Tarsitano E., Stevens J. 2003. Molecular differentiation of Hypoderma bovis and Hypoderma lineatum (Diptera, Oestridae) by Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Veterinary Parasitology 112 (3), 197-201.


Otranto D., Traversa D., Guida B., Tarsitano E., Fiorente P., Stevens J.R. 2003. Molecular characterization of the Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I gene of Oestridae species causing obligate myiasis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 17 (3), 307-315.


Otranto D., Colwell D.D., Traversa D., Stevens J.R. 2003. Species identification of Hypoderma affecting domestic and wild ruminants by morphological and molecular characterization. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 17 (3), 316-325.


Otranto D., Ferroglio E., Lia R.P., Traversa D., Rossi L. 2003. Current status and epidemiological observation of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in dogs, cats and foxes in Italy: a "coincidence" or a parasitic disease of the Old Continent? Veterinary Parasitology 116 (4), 315-325.


Giangaspero A., Alvinerie M., Traversa D., Paoletti B., Lespine A., Otranto D., Boulard C. 2003. Efficacy of injectable and pour-on microdose ivermectin in the treatment of goat warble fly infestation by Przhevalskiana silenus (Diptera, Oestridae). Veterinary Parasitology 116 (4), 333-343.


Otranto D., Tarsitano E., Traversa D., De Luca F., Giangaspero A. 2003. Molecular epidemiological survey on the vectors of Thelazia gulosa, Thelazia rhodesi and Thelazia skrjabini (Spirurida: Thelaziidae). Parasitology 127 (4), 365-373.


Otranto D., Llazari A., Testini G., Traversa D., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Badan M., Capelli G. 2003. Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of neosporosis in beef and dairy cattle in Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 118 (1-2), 7-18.


Lia R.P., Traversa D., Agostini A., Otranto D. 2004. Field efficacy of moxidectin 1 per cent against Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infected dogs. Veterinary Record 154 (5), 143-145.


Otranto D. e Traversa D. 2004. Molecular characterization of the first internal transcribed spacer of ribosomal DNA of the most common species of eyeworms (Thelazioidea: Thelazia). Journal of Parasitology 90 (1), 185-188.


Otranto D. e Traversa D. 2004. Molecular evidence indicating that Przhevalskiana silenus, Przhevalskiana aegagri and Przhevalskiana crossii (Diptera, Oestridae) are one species. Acta Parasitologica 49 (2), 173-176.


Traversa D., Giangaspero A., Molini U., Iorio R., Paoletti B., Otranto D., Giansante C. 2004. Genotyping of Cryptosporidium isolates from Chamelea gallina clams in Italy. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70 (7), 4367-4370.


Traversa D., Giangaspero A., Galli P., Paoletti B., Otranto D., Gasser R.B. 2004. Specific identification of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae (Spirurida, Habronematidae) by PCR using markers in ribosomal DNA. Molecular and Cellular Probes 18 (4), 215-221.


Otranto D., Lia R.P., Buono V., Traversa D., Giangaspero A. 2004. Biology of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) eyeworms in naturally infected definitive hosts. Parasitology 129 (5), 627-633.


Otranto D., Traversa D., Colwell D.D., Guan G., Giangaspero A., Boulard C., Yin H. 2004. A third species of Hypoderma (Diptera: Oestridae) affecting cattle and yaks in China: molecular and morphological evidence. Journal of Parasitology 90 (5), 958-965.


Traversa D., Giangaspero A., Iorio R., Otranto D., Paoletti B., Gasser R.B. 2004. Semi-nested PCR for the specific detection of Habronema microstoma or Habronema muscae DNA in horse faeces. Parasitology 129 (6), 733-739. 


Otranto D., Milillo P., Traversa D., Colwell D.D. 2005. Morphological variability and genetic identity in Rhinoestrus spp. causing horse nasal myiasis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 19 (1), 96-100.


Giangaspero A., Paoletti B., Iorio R., Traversa D. 2005. Prevalence and molecular characterization of Giardia duodenalis from sheep in central Italy. Parasitology Research  96 (1), 32-37.


Giangaspero A., Traversa D., Otranto D. 2005. A new tool for the diagnosis in vivo of habronemosis in horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 37 (3), 263-264.


Otranto D., Lia R.P., Agostini A., Traversa D., Milillo P., Capelli. G. 2005. Efficacy of moxidectin injectable and pour-on formulations in a pilot control program against bovine hypodermosis in Southern Italy. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 69 (1-2), 153-159.


Giangaspero A., Molini U., Iorio R., Traversa D., Paoletti B., Giansante C. 2005. Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in seawater clams (Chamelea gallina) in Italy. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 69 (3-4), 203-212.


Traversa D., Otranto D., Iorio R., Giangaspero A. 2005. Molecular characterization of Thelazia lacrymalis (Nematoda, Spirurida) affecting equids: a tool for vector identification. Molecular and Cellular Probes 19 (4), 245-249.


Traversa D., Capelli G., Iorio R., Bouamer S., Cameli A., Giangaspero A. 2005. Epidemiology and biology of nematodofauna affecting Testudo hermanni, Testudo graeca and Testudo marginata in Italy. Parasitology Research 98 (1), 14-20.


Otranto D., Traversa D., Milillo P., De Luca F., Stevens J.R. 2005. Utility of mitochondrial and ribosomal genes for the differentiation and phylogenesis of species of gastrointestinal bot flies. Journal of Economic Entomology 98 (6), 2235–2245.


Giangaspero A., Iorio R., Paoletti B., Traversa D., Capelli G. 2006. Molecular evidence for Cryptosporidium infection in dogs in Central Italy. Parasitology Research 99 (3), 297-299.  


Traversa D. e Otranto D. 2006. A new approach for the diagnosis of myiasis of animals: the example of horse nasal myiasis. Veterinary Parasitology 141 (1-2), 186-190.


Otranto D., Paradies P., Testini G., Lia R., Giangaspero A., Traversa D., Colwell D.D. 2006. First description of the endogenous life cycle of Hypoderma sinense affecting yaks and cattle in China. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 20 (3), 325-328.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Capelli G., Paoletti B., Bartolini R., Otranto D., Giangaspero A. 2006. Molecular cross-sectional survey of gastric habronemosis in horses. Veterinary Parasitology 141 (3-4), 285-290.


Molini U., Traversa D., Ceschia G., Iorio R., Boffo L., Zentilin A., Capelli G., Giangaspero A. 2007. Temporal occurrence of Cryptosporidium in the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum in the northern Adriatic Italian Lagoons. Journal of Food Protection 70 (2), 494-499.


Traversa D., Costanzo F., Iorio R., Aroch I., Lavy E. 2007. Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene sequence of Spirocerca lupi (Nematoda, Spirurida): avenues for potential implications. Veterinary Parasitology 146 (3-4), 263-270.


Otranto D., Lia R.P., Cantacessi C., Brianti E., Traversa D., Giannetto S. 2007. Filaria martis Gmelin 1790 (Spirurida, Filariidae) affecting beech marten (Martes foina): morphological description and molecular characterisation of the cytochrome oxidase c subunit I. Parasitology Research 101 (4), 877-883.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Klei T.R., Kharchenko V.A., Gawor J., Otranto D., Sparagano O.A. 2007. New method for simultaneous species-specific identification of equine strongyles (Nematoda, Strongylida) by Reverse Line Blot hybridization. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 45 (9), 2937-2942.


Traversa D., Paoletti B., Otranto D., Miller J. 2007. First report of multiple drug resistance in trichostrongyles affecting sheep under field conditions in Italy. Parasitology Research 101 (6), 1713-1716.


Traversa D., Klei T.R., Iorio R., Paoletti B., Lia R.P., Otranto D., Sparagano O.A., Giangaspero A. 2007. Occurrence of anthelmintic resistant equine cyathostome populations in Central and Southern Italy. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 82 (3-4), 314-320.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Petrizzi L., De Amicis I., Brandt S., Meana A., Giangaspero A., Otranto D. 2007. Molecular diagnosis of equid summer sores. Veterinary Parasitology 150 (1-2), 116-121.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Otranto D., Modry D., Slapeta J. 2008. Cryptosporidium from tortoises: genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications. Molecular and Cellular Probes 22 (2), 122–128.


Traversa D., Torbidone A., Malatesta D., Guglielmini C. 2008. Occurrence of fatal canine Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 152 (1-2), 162-166.


Traversa D., Fichi G., Campigli M., Rondolotti A., Iorio R., Proudman C.J., Pellegrini D., Perrucci S. 2008. A comparison of coprological, serological and molecular methods for the diagnosis of horse infection with Anoplocephala perfoliata (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea). Veterinary Parasitology 152, (3-4): 271-277.


Traversa D., Lia R.P., Iorio R., Boari A., Paradies P., Capelli G., Avolio S., Otranto D. 2008. Diagnosis and risk factors of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda, Strongylida) infection in cats from Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 153 (1-2), 182-186.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Otranto D. 2008. Diagnostic and clinical implications of a nested PCR specific for ribosomal DNA of the feline lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda, Strongylida). Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46 (5), 1811-1817.


Traversa D., Kuzmina T., Kharchenko V.A., Iorio R., Klei T.R., Otranto D. 2008. Haplotypic variability within the mitochondrial gene encoding for the cytochrome c oxidase 1 (cox1) of Cylicocyclus nassatus (Nematoda, Strongylida): evidence for an affiliation between parasitic populations and domestic and wild equid hosts. Veterinary Parasitology 156 (3-4), 241-247.


Cantacessi C., Traversa D., Testini G., Lia R.P., Cafarchia C., Maca J., Otranto D. 2008. Molecular identification of Phortica variegata and Phortica semivirgo (Drosophilidae, Steganinae) by PCR-RFLP of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase c subunit I gene. Parasitology Research 103 (3), 727-730.


Cafarchia C., Gallo S., Danesi P., Capelli G., Paradies P., Traversa D., Gasser R.B, Otranto D. 2008. Assessing the relationship between Malassezia and leishmaniasis in dogs with or without skin lesions. Acta Tropica 107 (1), 25-29.


Traversa D., Otranto D., Iorio R., Carluccio A., Contri A., Paoletti B., Bartolini R., Giangaspero A. 2008. Identification of the intermediate hosts of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae under field conditions. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 22 (3), 283–287.


Traversa D., Avolio S., Modrý D., Otranto D., Iorio R., Aroch I., Cringoli G., Milillo P., Albrechtová K., Mihalca A.D., Lavy E. 2008. Copromicroscopic and molecular assays for the detection of cancer-causing parasitic nematode Spirocerca lupi. Veterinary Parasitology 157 (1-2), 108-116.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Milillo P., Iorio R., Otranto D. 2008. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in a feline colony from central Italy: clinical features, diagnostic procedures and molecular characterization. Parasitology Research 103 (5), 1191-1196.


Lia R.P., Traversa D., Iorio R., Otranto D., Klei T.R., Ricci V., Giangaspero A. 2008. Preliminary molecular identification of drug resistant cyathostomes in Italy. Veterinary Research Communications 32 (1), 211-213.


Traversa D. 2008. The little-known scenario of anthelmintic resistance in equine cyathostomes in Italy. The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1149, 167–169.


Iorio R., Traversa D. 2008. New epidemiological and molecular insights into feline lungworm infection. The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1149, 174–176.


Iorio R., Slapeta J., Otranto D., Paoletti B., Giangaspero A., Traversa D. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae (Spirurida, Habronematidae) within the order Spirurida inferred using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene analysis. Parasitology Research 104 (5), 979-984.


Cerňanská D., Paoletti B., Kráľová-Hromadová I., Iorio R., Cudeková P., Milillo P. Traversa D. 2009. Application of a Reverse Line Blot hybridisation assay for the species-specific identification of cyathostomins (Nematoda, Strongylida) from benzimidazole-treated horses in the Slovak Republic. Veterinary Parasitology 160 (1-2), 171-174.


Traversa D., Iorio R., Otranto D., Giangaspero A., Milillo P., Klei T.R. 2009. Species-specific identification of equine cyathostomes resistant to fenbendazole and susceptible to oxibendazole and moxidectin by macroarray probing. Experimental Parasitology 121 (1), 92-95.


Kumari S., Decraemer W., Traversa D., Lišková M. 2009. Molecular and Morphological Delineation of Longidorus poessneckensis Altherr, 1974 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida). European Journal of Plant Pathology 123, 125-137.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Milillo P., Iorio R., Otranto D. 2009. Infection by Eucoleus aerophilus in dogs and cats: is another extra-intestinal parasitic nematode of pets emerging in Italy? Research in Veterinary Science 87 (2), 270-272.


Paoletti B., Giangaspero A., Gatti A., Iorio R., Cembalo D., Milillo P., Traversa D. 2009. Immunoenzymatic analysis and genetic detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in lambs from Italy. Experimental Parasitology 122 (4), 349-352.


Brianti E., Giannetto S., Traversa D., Chirgwin S.R., Shakya K., Klei T.K. 2009. In vitro development of cyathostomin larvae from the third stage larvae to the fourth stage: morphologic characterization, effects of refrigeration, and species-specific patterns. Veterinary Parasitology 163 (4), 348-356.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Milillo P., Lohr B., Iorio R., Pampurini F., Schaper R., Paoletti B., Heine J. 2009. Efficacy and safety of imidacloprid 10%/moxidectin 1% spot-on formulation in the treatment of feline aelurostrongylosis. Parasitology Research 105 (Suppl. 1), S55-62.


Traversa D., Milillo P., Di Cesare A., Lohr B., Iorio R., Pampurini F., Schaper R., Bartolini R., Heine J. 2009. Efficacy and safety of emodepside 2.1%/praziquantel 8.6% spot-on formulation in the treatment of feline aelurostrongylosis. Parasitology Research 105 (Suppl. 1), S83-89.


Traversa D. 2009. Equine parasites: diagnosis and control - a current perspective. Parasites & Vectors 2 (Suppl. 2), I1.


Traversa D., von Samson-Himmelstjerna G.,  Demeler J., Milillo P., Schurmann S., Barnes H., Otranto D., Perrucci S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Beraldo P., Boeckh A., Cobb R. 2009. Anthelmintic resistance in cyathostomin populations from horse yards in Italy, UK and Germany. Parasites & Vectors 2 (Suppl 2), S2.


von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Traversa D., Demeler J., Rohn K., Milillo P., Schurmann S., Lia R., Perrucci S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Beraldo P., Barnes H., Cobb R., Boeckh A. 2009. Effects of worm control practices examined by a combined faecal egg count and questionnaire survey on horse farms in Germany, Italy and the UK. Parasites & Vectors 2 (Suppl 2), S3.


Milillo P., Boeckh A., Cobb R., Otranto D., Lia R.P., Perrucci S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Beraldo P., von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Demeler J., Bartolini R., Traversa D. 2009. Faecal Cyathostomin Egg Count distribution and efficacy of anthelmintics against cyathostomins in Italy: a matter of geography? Parasites & Vectors 2 (Suppl 2), S4.


Otranto D., Dantas-Torres F., Mallia E., Di Geronimo P.M., Brianti E., Testini G., Traversa D., Lia R.P. 2009. Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in wild animals: report of new host species and ecological implications. Veterinary Parasitology 166 (3-4), 262-267.


Cafarchia C., Dell’Aquila M.E., Traversa D., Albrizio M., Guaricci A., De Santis T., Otranto D. 2010. Expression of the micro-opioid receptor on Malassezia pachydermatis and its effect in modulating phospholipase production. Medical Micology 48 (1), 73-78.


Paradies P., Sasanelli M., de Caprariis D., Testini G., Traversa D., Lia R.P., Dantas-Torres F., Otranto D. 2010. Clinical and laboratory monitoring of dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. The Veterinary Journal 186 (3), 370-373.


Traversa D., Milillo P., Barnes H., von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Schurmann S., Demeler J., Otranto D., Lia R.P., Perrucci S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Beraldo P., Amodie D., Rohn K., Cobb R., Boeckh A. 2010. Distribution and species-specific occurrence of cyathostomins (Nematoda, Strongylida) in naturally infected horses from Italy, United Kingdom and Germany. Veterinary Parasitology 168(1-2), 84-92.


Milillo P., Traversa D., Elia G., Otranto D. 2010. Analysis of somatic and salivary gland antigens of third stage larvae of Rhinoestrus spp. (Diptera, Oestridae). Experimental Parasitology 124 (4), 361-364.


Lia R.P., Traversa  D., Laricchiuta P., Dantas-Torres F., Paradies R., Alvinerie M., Krecek R.C., Otranto D., 2010. Efficacy of an in-feed formulation containing ivermectin for the control of intestinal strongyles in captive zebras (Equus burchelli (Gray, 1824)). Veterinary Parasitology 169 (1-2), 133-137.


Traversa D., Aste G., Milillo G., Capelli G., Pampurini F., Tunesi C., Santori D., Paoletti B., Boari A. 2010. Autochthonous foci of canine and feline infections by Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in central Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 169 (1-2), 128-132.


Narcisi V., Arzul I., Cargini D., Mosca F., Calzetta A., Traversa D., Robert M., Joly J.P., Chollet B., Renault T., Tiscar P.G. 2010. Detection of Bonamia ostreae and B. exitiosa (Haplosporidia) in Ostrea edulis from the Adriatic Sea (Italy). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 89 (1), 79-85.


Weigl S., Testini G., Parisi A., Dantas-Torres F., Traversa D., Colwell D.D., Otranto D. 2010. The Mitochondrial genome of the common cattle grub, Hypoderma lineatum. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 24 (3), 329-335.


Traversa D. 2010. Evidence for a new species of Cryptosporidium infecting tortoises, Cryptosporidium ducismarci. Parasites & Vectors 3:21.


Weigl S., Traversa D., Testini G., Dantas-Torres F., Parisi A., Colwell D.D., Otranto D. 2010. Analysis of a mitochondrial noncoding region for the identification of the most diffused Hypoderma species (Diptera, Oestridae). Veterinary Parasitology 173 (3-4), 317-323.


Schuster R.K., Sivakumar S., Kinne J., Babiker H., Traversa D., Buzzell G.R. 2010. Cutaneous and pulmonal habronemosis transmitted by Musca domestica in a stable in the United Arab Emirates. Veterinary Parasitology 174 (1-2), 170-174.


Testini G., Papini R., Lia R.P., Parisi A., Dantas-Torres F., Traversa D., Otranto D. 2011. New insights into the morphology, molecular characterization and identification of Baylisascaris transfuga (Ascaridida, Ascarididae). Veterinary Parasitology 175 (1-2), 97-102.


Giangaspero A., Traversa D., Trentini R., Scala A., Otranto D. 2011. Traumatic myiasis by Wohlfahrtia magnifica in Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 175 (1-2), 109-112.


Buzzell G.R., Tariq S., Traversa D., Schuster R., 2011. Morphology of the infective larval stage of the equid parasite Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae), from houseflies (Musca domestica). Parasitology Research, 108 (3), 629-632.


Lepri E., Veronesi F., Traversa D., Conti M.B., Marchesi M.C., Miglio A., Mandara M.T. 2011. Disseminated angiostrongylosis with massive cardiac and cerebral involvement in a dog from Italy. Parasitology Research, 109 (2), 505-508.


Traversa D., Aste G., Di Cesare A., Paoletti B., Di Tommaso M., Di Giulio E., Pampurini F., Tunesi C., Boari A. 2011. Efficacy of a single administration of a spot-on solution containing Imidacloprid 10% / Moxidectin 2.5% in eliminating Dirofilaria repens microfilariae in naturally infected dogs. Veterinary Parasitology 179 (1-3), 107-112.


Mazzariol S., Di Guardo G., Petrella A., Marsili L., Fossi C.M., Leonzio C., Zizzo N., Vizzini S., Gaspari S., Pavan G., Podestà M., Garibaldi F., Ferrante M., Copat C., Traversa D., Marcer F., Airoldi S., Frantzis A., Quirós Yde .B, Cozzi B., Fernández A. 2011. Sometimes sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) cannot find their way back to the high seas: a multidisciplinary study on a mass stranding. Plos ONE, 6 (5): e19417. 


Latrofa M.S., Dantas-Torres F., Weigl S., Tarallo V.D., Parisi A., Traversa D., Otranto D. 2011. Multilocus molecular and phylogenetic analysis of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern Italy. Acta Tropica 119 (2-3), 91-98. 


Di Cesare A., Castagna G., Meloni S., Milillo P., Latrofa M.S., Otranto D., Traversa D. 2011. Canine and feline infections by cardiopulmonary nematodes in Central and Southern Italy. Parasitology Research 109 Suppl 1: S87-96.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Lia R.P.., Castagna G., Meloni S., Heine J., Strube K., Milillo P., Otranto D., Meckes O., Schaper R. 2011. New insights into morphological and biological features of Capillaria aerophila (Trichocephalida, Trichuridae). Parasitology Research 109 Suppl 1: S97-104.


Perrucci S., Buggiani C., Sgorbini M., Cerchiai I., Otranto D., Traversa D. 2011. Cryptosporidium parvum infection in a mare and her foal with foal heat diarrhoea. Veterinary Parasitology 182 (2-4), 333-336. 


Di Guardo G., Di Cesare A., Otranto D., Casalone C., Iulini B., Mignone W., Tittarelli C., Meloni S., Castagna G., Forster F., Kennedy S., Traversa D. 2011. Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii isolates in meningo-encephalitis affected striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from Italy. Veterinary Parasitology 183 (1-2), 31-36. 


Paoletti B., Otranto D., Weigl S., Giangaspero A., Di Cesare A., Traversa D. 2011. Prevalence and genetic characterization of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in cats from Italy. Research in Veterinary Sciences 91 (3), 397-399. 


Latrofa M.S., Annoscia G., Dantas-Torres F., Traversa D., Otranto D. 2012. Towards a rapid molecular identification of the common phlebotomine sand flies in the Mediterranean region. Veterinary Parasitology, 184 (2-4), 267-270.


Latrofa M.S., Weigl S., Dantas-Torres F, Annoscia G, Traversa D, Brianti E., Otranto D. 2012. A multiplex PCR for the simultaneous detection of species of filarioids infesting dogs. Acta Tropica 122 (1), 150-154.


Latrofa MS, Dantas-Torres F, Annoscia G, Genchi M, Traversa D, Otranto D. 2012. A duplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of and differentiation between Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in dogs and mosquitoes. Veterinary Parasitology 185 (2-4), 181-185.


Schucan A, Schnyder M, Tanner I, Barutzki D, Traversa D, Deplazes P. 2012. Detection of specific antibodies in dogs infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum. Veterinary Parasitology 185 (2-4), 216-224.


Veronesi F., Piergili Fioretti D., Morganti G., Bietta A., Moretta I., Moretti A., Traversa D. 2012. Occurrence of Giardia duodenalis infection in chinchillas (Chincilla lanigera) from Italian breeding facilities. Research in Veterinary Sciences 93 (2), 807-810.


Rocconi R., Di Tommaso M., Traversa D., Palmieri C., Pampurini F., Boari A. 2012. Allergic dermatitis by Dirofilaria repens in a dog: clinical picture and treatment. Parasitology Research 111 (1), 493-496.


Corteggio A., Altamura G., Roperto F., Veneziano V., Traversa D., Mascioni A., Borzacchiello G. 2012. Equine sarcoid associated with cutaneous habronemosis. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 32, 831-834.


Di Cesare A., Castagna G., Otranto D., Meloni S., Milillo P., Latrofa M.S. Paoletti B., Bartolini R., Traversa D. 2012. Molecular detection of Capillaria aerophila, an agent of canine and feline pulmonary capillariosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50 (6), 1958-1963.


Di Cesare A., Castagna G., Meloni S., Otranto D., Traversa D. 2012. Mixed trichuroid infestation in a dog from Italy. Parasites and Vectors 5:128.


Traversa D., Castagna G., von Samson-Himmelstjerna G., Meloni S., Bartolini R., Geurden T., Pearce M., Woringer E., Besognet B., Milillo P., D’Espois M. 2012. Efficacy of major anthelmintics against horse cyathostomins in France. Veterinary Parasitology 188 (3-4), 294-300.


Traversa D., Otranto D., Milillo P., Latrofa M.S., Giangaspero A., Di Cesare A., Paoletti B. 2012. Giardia duodenalis Sub-Assemblages of animal and human origin in horses. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 12 (8), 1642-1646.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Di Giulio E., Castagna G., Schaper R., Braun G., Lohr B., Pampurini F., Milillo P., Strube S. 2012. Efficacy and safety of imidacloprid 10%/moxidectin 1% spot-on formulation in the treatment of feline infection by Capillaria aerophila. Parasitology Research 111 (4), 1793-1798.


 Brianti E., Gaglio G., Giannetto S., Annoscia G., Latrofa M.S., Dantas-Torres F., Traversa D., Otranto D. 2012. Troglostrongylus brevior and Troglostrongylus subcrenatus (Strongylida: Crenosomatidae) as agents of broncho-pulmonary infestation in domestic cats. Parasites and Vectors 5:178.


Giangaspero A, Marangi M, Latrofa MS, Martinelli D, Traversa D, Otranto D, Genchi C. 2013. Evidences of increasing risk of dirofilarioses in southern Italy. Parasitology Research 112 (3): 1357-1361. 


Lalosevic V., Lalosevic D., Capo I., Simin V., Galfi A., Traversa D. 2013. High infection rate of zoonotic Eucoleus aerophilus infection in foxes from Serbia. Parasite, 20: 3.


Veronesi F., Lepri E., Morganti G., Di Palma S., Mechelli L., Moretti A., Traversa D. 2013. Nasal eucoleosis in a symptomatic dog from Italy. Veterinary Parasitology, 195 (1-2):187-191.


Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Meloni S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Milillo P., Pampurini F., Venco L. 2013. Canine angiostrongylosis in Italy: occurrence of Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs with compatible clinical pictures. Parasitology Research, 112 (7): 2473-2480.


Di Cesare A., Crisi P.E., Di Giulio E., Veronesi F., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Talone T., Traversa D. 2013. Larval development of the feline lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in Helix aspersa. Parasitology Research, 112 (9): 3101-3108.


Giannelli A., Ramos R.A., Traversa D., Brianti E., Annoscia G., Bastelli F., Dantas-Torres F., Otranto D. 2013. Treatment of Dirofilaria repens microfilariaemia with a combination of doxycycline hyclate and ivermectin. Veterinary Parasitology, 197 (3-4): 702-704.


Traversa D., Mazzi A., Di Cesare A., Famigli Bergamini P., Fracassi F., Fanini G., Aste G., Pampurini F., Boari A. 2013. Potential efficacy of monthly administrations of spot-on moxidectin 2.5 %/imidacloprid 10 % in the simultaneous prevention of major canine filarioses. Parasitology Research, 112 (11): 3753-3756.


Di Cesare A., Otranto D., Di Giulio E., Simonato G., Latrofa M.S., La Torre F., Coccia G., Traversa D. 2013. Microfilarial periodicity of Dirofilaria repens in naturally infested dogs. Parasitology Research, 112 (12): 4273-4279.


Amado S., Silveira A.K., Vieira F.D., Traversa D. 2014. Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae) larvae: Developmental stages, migration route and morphological changes in Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Experimental Parasitology 136, 35-40.


Di Cesare A., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Tessarin C., Seghetti M., Iorio R., Simonato G., Traversa D. 2014. Mixed infection by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus brevior in kittens from the same litter in Italy. Parasitology Research 113 (2), 613-618.


Veronesi F., Morganti G., Di Cesare A., Schaper R., Traversa D. 2014. A pilot trial evaluating the efficacy of a 10% imidacloprid/2.5% moxidectin spot-on formulation in the treatment of natural nasal capillariosis in dogs. Veterinary Parasitology 200 (1-2), 133-138.


Traversa D., Romanucci M., Di Cesare A., Malatesta D., Cassini R., Iorio R., Seghetti M., Della Salda L. 2014. Gross and histopathological changes associated with Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus brevior in a kitten. Veterinary Parasitology, 201 (1-2): 158-162.


Geurden T., Hoste H., Jacquiet P., Traversa D., Sotiraki S., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Tzanidakis N., Kostopoulou D., Gaillac C., Privat S., Giangaspero A., Zanardello C., Noé L., Vanimisetti B., Bartram B. 2014. Anthelmintic resistance and multidrug resistance in Sheep Gastro-Intestinal Nematodes in France, Greece and Italy. Veterinary Parasitology, 201 (1-2): 59-66.


Eleni C., De Liberato c., Azam D., Morgan E.R., Traversa D. 2014. Angiostrongylus vasorum in wolves in Italy. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 3 (1): 12-14.


Giangaspero A., Brianti E., Traversa D., Hall M.J.R. 2014. A retrospective and geographical epidemiological survey of traumatic myiasis in southern Italy. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, in press.


Pipia A.P. Varcasia A., Sanna G., Soda M., Paoletti B., Traversa D., Scala A. 2014. Canine giardiosis in Sardinia Island,Italy: prevalence, molecular characterization and risk factors. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, in press.


Giacominelli-Stuffler R., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Traversa D., Geurden T., Marcer F., Di Francesco A., Angelini C., Di Cesare A., Storelli M.M., Maccarrone M. 2014. The expression and activity of 5-LOX in the large intestine of horses harbouring encysted cyathostomin larvae. Veterinary Parasitology, in press.


Di Cesare A., Otranto D., Latrofa M.S. Veronesi F., Perrucci S., Lalosevic D., Gherman C.M., Traversa D. 2014. Genetic variability of Eucoleus aerophilus from domestic and wild hosts. Research in Veterinary Science, in press.


Di Cesare A., Iorio R., Crisi P., Paoletti B., Di Costanzo R., Dimitri C.F., Traversa D. 2014. Treatment of Troglostrongylus brevior (Metastrongyloidea, Crenosomatidae) in mixed lungworm infections using spot-on emodepside. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, in press.


Geurden T, van Doorn D, Claerebout E, Kooyman F, De Keersmaecker S, VercruysseJ, Besognet B, Vanimisetti B, di Regalbono AF, Beraldo P, Di Cesare A, Traversa D. 2014. Decreased strongyle egg re-appearance period after treatment with ivermectin and moxidectin in horses in Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands. Vet Parasitol. 29;204(3-4):291-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.04.013. 


Di Cesare A, Braun G, Di Giulio E, Paoletti B, Aquilino V, Bartolini R, La Torre F, Meloni S, Drake J, Pandolfi F, Avolio S, Traversa D. 2014. Field clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of an oral formulation containing milbemycin oxime/praziquantel (Milbemax®, Novartis Animal Health) in the chemoprevention of the zoonotic canine infection by Dirofilaria repens. Parasit Vectors. 7: 347.


Diakou A, Di Cesare A, Aeriniotaki T, Traversa D. 2014. First report of Troglostrongylus brevior in a kitten in Greece. Parasitol Res. 113, 3895-3898.


Di Cesare A, Di Francesco G, Frangipane di Regalbono A, Eleni C, De Liberato C, Marruchella G, Iorio R, Malatesta D, Romanucci MR, Bongiovanni L, Cassini R, Traversa D. 2015. Retrospective study on the occurrence of the feline lungworms Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus spp. in endemic areas of Italy. Vet. J. 203, 233-238.


Simonato G, Frangipane di Regalbono A, Cassini R, Traversa D, Beraldo P,Tessarin C, Pietrobelli M. 2015. Copromicroscopic and molecular investigations on intestinal parasites in kenneled dogs. Parasitol. Res. 114, 1963-1970.


Paoletti B, Traversa D, Iorio R, De Berardinis A, Bartolini R, Salini R, Di Cesare A. 2015. Zoonotic parasites in feces and fur of stray and private dogs from Italy. Parasitol Res. 114, 2135-2141.


Diakou A, Di Cesare A, Tzimoulia S, Tzimoulias I, Traversa D. 2015. Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Thelaziidae): first report in Greece and a case of canine infection. Parasitol Res. 114, 2771-2775.


Di Cesare A, Veronesi F, Frangipane di Regalbono A, De Liberato C, Perrucci S, Iorio R, Morganti G, Marangi M, Simonato G, Traversa D. 2015. PCR-based assay for the mitochondrial cox1 specific amplification of Eucoleus böhmi. Vet. Parasitol. 211, 67-70.


Di Cesare A, Veronesi F, Frangipane di Regalbono A, Iorio R, Traversa D. 2015. Novel Molecular Assay for Simultaneous Identification of Neglected Lungworms and Heartworms Affecting Cats. J. Clin. Microbiol. 53, 3009-3013.


Di Cesare A, Crisi PE, Bartolini R, Iorio R, Talone T, Filippi L, Traversa D. 2015. Larval development of Angiostrongylus vasorum in the land snail Helix aspersa. Parasitol. Res. 114, 3649-3655.


Fischer JK, Hinney B, Denwood MJ, Traversa D, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Clausen PH. 2015. Efficacy of selected anthelmintic drugs against cyathostomins in horses in the federal state of Brandenburg, Germany. Parasitol. 114, 4441-4450


Di Cesare A, Veronesi F, Grillotti E, Manzocchi S, Perrucci S, Beraldo P, Cazzin S, De Liberato C, Barros LA, Simonato G, Traversa D. 2015. Respiratory nematodes in cat populations of Italy. Parasitol Res. 114, 4463-4469.


Di Cesare A, Traversa D, Manzocchi S, Meloni S, Grillotti E, Auriemma E, Pampurini F, Garofani C, Ibba F, Venco L. 2015. Elusive Angiostrongylus vasorum infections. Parasit. Vectors. 8, 438.


Alić A, Traversa D, Duscher GG, Kadrić M, Di Cesare A, Hodžić A. 2015. Troglostrongylus brevior in an Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Parasit. Vectors. 8, 653.


Crisi PE, Traversa D, Di Cesare A, Luciani A, Civitella C, Santori D, Boari A. 2015. Irreversible pulmonary hypertension associated with Troglostrongylus brevior infection in a kitten. Res. Vet. Sci. 102:223-227.


Traversa D, Lepri E, Veronesi F, Paoletti B, Simonato G, Diaferia M, Di Cesare A. 2015. Metastrongyloid infection by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Troglostrongylus brevior and Angiostrongylus chabaudi in a domestic cat. 2015. Int. J. Parasitol. 45, 685-690.


Geurden T, Chartier C, Fanke J, di Regalbono AF, Traversa D, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G, Demeler J, Vanimisetti HB, Bartram DJ, Denwood MJ. 2015. Anthelmintic resistance to ivermectin and moxidectin in gastrointestinal nematodes of cattle in Europe. Int. J. Parasitol. Drugs Drug. Resist. 5, 163-171.


Diakou A, Di Cesare A, Barros LA, Morelli S, Halos L, Beugnet F, Traversa D. 2015. Occurrence of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus brevior in domestic cats in Greece. Parasit. Vectors. 8, 590.


Diakou A, Psalla D, Migli D, Di Cesare A, Youlatos D, Marcer F, Traversa D. 2016. First evidence of the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) as definitive host of Angiostrongylus chabaudi. Parasitol. Res. 115, 1235-1244.


Robbe D, Passarelli A, Gloria A, Di Cesare A, Capelli G, Iorio R, Traversa D. 2016. Neospora caninum seropositivity and reproductive risk factors in dogs. Exp. Parasitol. 164, 31-35.


Veronesi F, Traversa D, Lepri E, Morganti G, Vercillo F, Grelli D, Cassini R, Marangi M, Iorio R, Ragni B, Di Cesare A. 2016. Occurrence of lungworms in European wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) of central Italy. J. Wildl. Dis. In press.


Frangipane di Regalbono A., Di Cesare A., Traversa D., Simonato G., Poser H., Danesi P., Furnari C., Russi I., Raele D.A., Crisi P., Pampurini F., Pietrobelli M. 2016. Microfilaricidal efficacy of a single administration of Advocate(®) (Bayer Animal Health) in dogs naturally infected with Dirofilaria immitis or Dirofilaria repens. Veterinary Parasitology 226, 30-34.


Crisi P.E., Aste G., Traversa D., Di Cesare A., Febo E., Vignoli M., Santori D., Luciani A., Boari A. 2016. Single and mixed feline lungworm infections: clinical, radiographic and therapeutic features of 26 cases (2013-2015). Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2016 Sep 30, in press.


Traversa D., Veronesi F., Diakou A., Iorio R., Simonato G., Marcer F., Di Cesare A. 2017.  Mitochondrial haplotypes of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus brevior (Nematoda, Metastrongyloidea) from domestic and wild felids. Parasitology Research 116 (4), 1227-1235.


Diakou A., Di Cesare A., Accettura P.M., Barros L., Iorio R., Paoletti B., Frangipane di Regalbono A., Halos L., Beugnet F., Traversa D. 2017. Intestinal parasites and vector-borne pathogens in stray and free-roaming cats living in continental and insular Greece. PLoS Neglected and Tropical Diseases 11 (1): e0005335.

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