Fabio     Fabio Napolitano 

  • After achieving a Ph.D. in Animal Science, in 1995 was appointed as Researcher in Animal Science and in 2006 associate Professor at the School of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Environment(University of Basilicata, Italy).

  • He has been involved in several projects concerning animal behavior (regional and national level) and animal welfare (national and international level) as a local project leader and coordinated a national project on product quality and animal welfare in 2005.

  • He is the author of 107 indexed scientific articles with 1596 citations and an H-index of 24 (Scopus, 5 May 2018).

  • His research activity is particularly centered on the study of behavior and welfare of farm animals, including buffaloes; the effect of information about animal welfare on consumer perception of product quality and willingness to pay is also a focus of his studies.

  • His teaching activity at the master level includes two courses: Sustainable Animal Production and Organic Production and Animal Welfare. At the Ph.D. level, he is teaching a course entitled How to Write a Scientific Article and Present Experimental Data.

  • He has been included in the list of experts and, for the period 2009-2011, a nominated member of the scientific committee of external reviewers by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), while in 2013 he was nominated member of the working group on sheep welfare.









Table of Contents

Volume 1 No. 1, 2012

 ** All articles now available with Open Access 


Preface - Page i

Effect of Royal Jelly on the Fertilizing Ability of Buffalo Spermatozoa In Vitro - Pages 1-4
Saber Mohamed Abd-Allah

Population Dynamic, Anthelmintic Treatments and the Influence of Helminth Infections on Weight Gain in Water Buffalo Calves (Bubalus Bubalis) - Pages 5-12
E. Bastianetto, J.O. Costa, M.P. Guimarães, C.M.V.Freitas, AM.Q. Lana and R.C. Leite
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.02

Estimation of Body Weight and Body Surface Area in Swamp Buffaloes using Visual Image Analysis - Pages 13-20
C. Buranakarl, J. Indramangala, K. Koobkaew, N. Sanghuayphrai, J. Sanpote, C. Tanprasert, T. Phatrapornnant, W. Sukhumavasi and P. Nampimoon
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.03

Survey and Trend of Some Zoometric Parameters Correlated to the Growth of Male Subjects of Mediterranean Italian Buffalo for Meat Production - Pages 21-26
A. Coletta, M. Di Rubbo, C. Caso, C. Fezza, N. Rossi and R. Vittoria
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.04

Effect of Herbal Formulation AV/DAC-16 Supplementation on Rumen Profiles in Buffalo Calves (Bubalus bubalis) - Pages 27-31
D.V. Singh and H. Bhatia
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.05

Prediction of Body Weight from Linear Body Measurements in Nili-Ravi Buffalo Calves - Pages 32-34
Shyam Sundar Paul and Kalyan Sundar Das
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.06

Anthelmintic Activity of Hygrophila difformis Blume - Pages 35-38
Krishanu Samanta, Emdad Hossain and Dilip Kumar Pal
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.07

Serum Profile of Thyroid Hormones from Birth to Puberty in Buffalo Calves and Heifers - Pages 39-49
S.D. Ingole, B.T. Deshmukh, A.S. Nagvekar and S.V. Bharucha
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.08

In Vitro Embryo Production in Buffalo: Basic Concepts - Pages 50-54
D. Kumar and T. Anand
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.09

Molecular Detection of Natural Babesia bovis Infection from Clinically Infected and Apparently Healthy Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) and Crossbred Cattle - Pages 55-60

Yasser S. Mahmmod

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.10

Characterization of Seasonal Variations in Responsiveness of Pituitary Gland to Different Doses of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone in Buffalo Cows - Pages 61-68

R. Medhamurthy, U.R. Jyotsna, B.S. Kunal, A. Killivalavan, T. Sudeshna and J.P. Ravindra

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.11

Prevalence and Antibacterial Susceptibility in Mastitis in Buffalo and Cattle in District Lahore-Pakistan - Pages 69-72

Y.S. Mustafa, F.N. Awan, T. Zaman, S.R. Chaudhry and V. Zoyfro

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.12

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Detected and In Silico Analysis of the 5’ Flanking Sequence and Exon 1 in the Bubalus bubalis Leptin Gene - Pages 73-77

M.C. Scatà, F. Grandoni, S. Antonelli, G. De Matteis and F. Napolitano

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.13

Morphological Survival and Subsequent In Vitro Maturation of Denuded and Cumulus Compact Bubaline Oocytes Cryopreserved by Ultra Rapid Cooling - Pages 78-83
Govind Narayan Purohit, Vinoj Meena and Kanika Solanki
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.14

Evaluation of Genetic Merit of Buffaloes by Direct Sequencing - Pages 84-90
G. Darshan Raj
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.15

Analysis of Genetic Diversity of Indian Buffalo Breeds by DNA Markers - Pages 91-101

M.L. Sangwan

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.16

Milk Yield and Quality to Estimate Genetic Parameters in Buffalo Cows - Pages 102-106
Fiorella Sarubbi, Giuseppe Auriemma, Rodolfo Baculo and Raffaele Palomba
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.17

Ultrasound-Guided Paravertebral Regional Anesthesia in Water Buffalo - Pages 107-109
M.M. Shokry and E.A. Berbish
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.18

Case Report: Thelotomy in a Dairy Buffalo after Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Teat Stenosis - Pages 110-112
M.M. Shokry and E.A. Berbish
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.19

Prevalence of Parasitic Infections in Buffaloes in and around Ludhiana District, Punjab, India: A Preliminary Study - Pages 113-115

N.K. Singh, Harkirat Singh, Jyoti,M. Haque and S.S. Rath

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.20

Mortality Pattern of Nili-Ravi Buffaloes under Organised Herd in India - Pages 116-121
K.S. Das, S.S. Paul, G. Singh and J.K. Singh
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.21

Effect of Year, Season and Parity on Milk Production Traits in Murrah Buffaloes - Pages 122-125
Hitesh N. Pawar, G.V.P.P.S. Ravi Kumar and Raman Narang
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.22


Saber Mohamed Abd-Allah (Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9261-0070


Antonio Borghese (International Buffalo Federation, FAO/ESCORENA Buffalo Network, Monterotondo,
Roma, Italy) View Profile

Associate Editors:

Rangsun Parnpai (Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand)

Luigi Zicarelli (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Editorial Board Members:

Mushtaq Ahmad (University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan; Dubai (Pvt) Camel Breeding Center, UAE)

Jabbar Khliaf Alsaedy (Ministry of Agricultures, Baghdad, Iraq)

Andrea Bragaglio (Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Ingegneria e Trasformazioni Agroalimentari, CREA-IT, Roma, Italy) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0893-9704

Md. Moin Ansari (Agricultural University of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu, India)

David Richard Arney (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0913-6006

Veysel Soydal Ataseven (Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Türkiye) View Profile

Ayman Hassan Abd El-Aziz Bayoumi Sadaka (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Damanhour University, Egypt) View Profile

Ada Braghieri (University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

Marta Brscic (University of Padua, Padua, Italy)

Mariangela Caroprese (University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5292-3291

Salvatore Claps (CREA Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture, Bella Muro (PZ), Italy)

Gustavo Angel Crudeli (Rector - National University of the Northeast, Corrientes, Argentina)

Samir Zaki El-Zarkouny (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3909-2016

Gianmarco Ferrara (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico, Naples, Italy) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5837-7976

Danilda Hufana-Duran (Central Luzon State University; Philippine Carabao Center National Headquarters and Gene Pool, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5666-0249

Mohammed Rizk Abu El-Magd (Kafrelsheikh University, Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3314-9202

Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Añez (Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3827-1186

Francesco Serrapica (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)
ORICD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7838-2465

Ahmed Abdelbaset Ismail (Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt) View Profile

André Mendes Jorge (Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9079-198X

Pawan Kumar (College of Veterinary Sciences, LUVAS, Hisar, Haryana, India)

Rosaria Marino (University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy)

Felicia Masucci (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Daniel Mota-Rojas (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México City, México)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0562-0367

Khayria Mahmoud Naguib (National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt)

Francesco Napolitano (CREA - Research Centre for Animal Production and Aquaculture - Monterotondo, Rome, Italy)

Simona Naspetti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy)

Netra Prasad Osti (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1325-0469

Corrado Pacelli (University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

Rossella Di Palo (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Emanuela Parlato (Italian Buffalo Breeders’ Association, Caserta, Italy)

Giuseppe De Rosa (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8528-051X

Emilio Sabia (Free University of Bozen, Bolzano, Italy)

Antonella Santillo (University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy)

Julio César de Souza (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7296-988X

Vishal S. Suthar (Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, India) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org0000-0002-2136-4060

Suthipong Uriyapongson (Khon Kaen University, Khoh Kaen, Thailand)

Ingawale Maheshkumar Vitthalrao (Post-Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Akola, India) View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2639-2044

Peregrino G. Duran (Central Luzon State University, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)
View Profile

Napinder Kaur (Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India)
View Profile
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5009-2631

Rashmi Rekha Kumari (Bihar Veterinary College, Patna, India)
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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6882-1989