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Gaetano Mari

Full Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/10 Veterinary Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Curriculum vitae

Name: Gaetano Mari
Date of birth: 14 - 01 - 1956
Place of birth: Trecenta (RO) Italy
Current address: Corso Ercole I° D'Este 100, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Higher education: 1969 - 1974 Liceo Classico "Celio", Rovigo
University: 1974 - 1979 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Bologna, Doctor in Veterinary Medicine

In the practice 1980 graduated student, Institute of Artificial Insemination, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna 1981 - 1993 private practitioner on equine reproduction working in different thoroughbred and trotter stud farms . Vet of the National Stud in Ferrara, where it was set up the first national centre for freezing of stallion semen in Italy

University 1994 - 1999 researcher, Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna
2000 – 2006 Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna
2006 – present Full Professor, Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna
2005 – 2009 Assistant Head of Veterinary Clinical Department
2009- 2010   Head of Veterinary Clinical Department
In charge of the direction of a freezing centre of bull and equine semen

Teaching activities
Veterinary Medicine students:
Pathology of animal reproduction, from 2002 to 2005
AI and assisted reproductive techniques, from 2001 - present
Veterinary Obstetric and Gynecology, from 2007 - present
Veterinary Biotechnology students:
Physiopathology of animal reproduction, from 2001 to 2004
Post graduate students:
Sanitary regulations of animal reproduction, from 2002 to present

Clinical activities
Clinical work is carried out in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in the dairy farm, in the NICU and in Institute for AI of the School of Veterinary Medicine
Scientific interest
Focused on improving reproductive efficiency, mainly in equine and bovine species, by the use of assisted reproductive techniques such as AI, embryo transfer, in vitro embryo production, sexed semen, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos. Special attention has been payed to “non conventional” ultrasonographic techniques in animal reproduction, such as transvaginal ultrasound for ovum pick up in mare and cow and twins reduction in mare.
Research activities
2000 – 2001 Grant “ Bovine spastic paresis: experimental reproduction of the disease”
2003 – 2005 Grant “Effects of endogenous opioid peptides on production and preservation of gametes and embryos in domestic animals”
2005 – 2007 Grant “ Culture of embryonic stem cells from different animal species

Member of
Canadian Embryo Transfer Association
American Associationof Bovine Practitioners
American Association Small Ruminant Practitioners
International Embryo Transfer Society
Società Italiana Riproduzione Animale