The Italian partners in APHAEA have an extensive background in wild animal management, wildlife health and in the epidemiology of diseases shared between wildlife, livestock, and humans. They manage a wildlife tissue bank (more than 3000 animals) as well as a serum bank (more than 10 000 animals) and about 2000 animals are necropsied by partners every year. This represents a rich source of samples for use in the APHAEA project and, at the same time, warrants the state-of-the-art diagnostic skills in direct and indirect diagnostic tests for wildlife diseases.
Contact : ezio.ferroglio [a] unito.it
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