Dr. Giovanna Romano

dvm, dipl Ecar – Centro Equino Arcadia

Giovanna Romano e Varenne

Veterinary service for VARENNE – 14 years – (IT VIDEO)

Academic Qualifications

Graduated from the Veterinary School of Turin University with a Degree Thesis on “Diagnostic Ultrasonography on the Reproductive Tract of the Mare” in July 1989.  November 1989, admission to National Board of Veterinarian no.To1157.

November 2002,Vienna, ECAR Diploma (European College of Animal Reproduction, Equine sub-speciality) January 2005: Member of ECAR Credential Committee.

February 2011: joined the EAEVE list of experts.

Professional Activity

Equine Practice with specific interest in Reproduction and Neonatology

Student externship in equine reproduction April March 1988 in Rathbarry stud, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland.

1989 – Full breeding season Internship at Rathbarry Stud.

The veterinary staff is in charge of managing mares for natural breeding and perinatal and neonatal care (about 300 foalings /season).

1990-full breeding season employed at the Rathbarry stud as resident vet.

1991-1999.  In full charge as Head Veterinarian in the Standardbred farm: Allevamento leFontanette, Turin, Italy. The farm operates on artificial insemination and cooled semen shipping. peak achievement 550 mares inseminated. The large numbers of horses requires disease prevention measures, a well-equipped laboratory and an in-house unit for medical (neonatal) emergencies.

1994-Semen Cryopreservation Unit operating (INRA method)- More then 400 ejaculates from different stallions are frozen. The frozen semen is shipped and/or inseminated in multiple insemination centres in Italy, Germany, Sweden and Finland. In the same centre about 100 mares/season are bred artificially with frozen semen, with over 85% pregnancies over an average of two cycles.

1999-foundation of Centro Equino Arcadia, a referral centre for equine reproductive and neonatal problems. Arcadia deals with high-risk pregnancies, induced parturition, intensive care of foals, artificial insemination with frozen semen, embryo-transfer, infertility problems etc. with particular emphasis on the use of ultrasound. It has a new, fully- equipped laboratory and stallion unit to operate in the field of semen cryopreservation and high-tech reproductive technologies.

November 2000 affiliated to Select Breeders Europe (quality control system).

Canine Semen freezing.

Foaling induction with low dose oxytocin protocol (published)

Embryo-Transfer facilities.

Semen collection, shipping, freezing and banking and import export.

2010- natural breeding thoroughbred station and management of internationally recognised thoroughbred stallions.


Publications in Journals and Proceedings

*Bucca S. Romano G. Journal: Ippologia, 11, no. 1, March 2000. Un caso di idramnios in una fattrice in gestazione avanzata. (A case of Hydrops amnii in a mare in late gestation).

*Romano G: Ultrasonography in the foal: Proceedings  SIRE 2003.

*Nervo,T. Bucca  Falomo Romano G., Vincenti L.:Ippologia, no.1,March  2004.Results of embryo-transfer (ET) in the mare durino 2003 breeding season.(Esperienze di embrio-transfer nella cavalla durante la stagione di monta 2003).

*Nervo Falomo Bucca Cabianca Romano Vincenti. Results of embrio-transfer in the mare: two methods of uterine flushing.(Esperienze di E.T. nella cavalla:due metodi di flushing uterino.

*Panzani D,AngeliP.,Costa F.,Barbacini S,Necchi D,Barnini C,Bucca S,Caracciolo V,Carnevale E,Dolci G,Zanchi M, Falomo ME, Galli C, Livini M,Mancuso R,Scollo E, Mari G, RicciC,Rognoni C,Romano G, Zavaglia G,Vannucci C,Macolino GP, Rota A,Vannozzi I, Camillo : Embryo Transfer in the mare  in Italy 2001-2004.-SIDI 2004,Pisa.

*Romano G:U.F.O. Unidentified Floating Objects in the Embryo Transfer search dish. SIRE 2004, Proceedings.

*Romano G, Guastalli E.: Ottimizzazione del Parto in un Allevamento di Trottatori di Alta Genealogia :SIVE 2005 Proceedings, free communications.

*Romano g,Gatto S, Scaglia M: Experience in Breeding and Management of an EVA carrier Stallion. Faculty of Turin29Apr.2004.Seminar on Infectious diseases of the horse with Prof P.Timoney,Lexington USA.

*U.Romagnoli, E.Macchi, G.Romano,M.Motta,P.Accornero, M.Baratta: Animal Reproduction Science, 2006 Leptin concentration in plasma and in milk during the interpartum period in the mare.

*MC.Veronesi, M.Villani, G.Romano,S.Panzani,H.Kindahl,F.Cairoli:ESDAR 2006, 15-Ketodihidro-PGF2µ plasma concentrations in newborn foals after spontaneous or oxytocin induced parturition.

*Numerical Sex Chromosome Aberrationsand Abnormal Sex Development in Horseand Sheep G.P. Di Meo a G. Neglia b A. Perucatti a V. Genualdo, G. Romano e L. Iannuzzi-Sex Dev 2009;3:329–332 DOI: 10.1159/000279289

*Veronesi MC, Villani M, Romano G, Panzani S, Kindahl H, Cairoli F. 1

ketodihidro-PGF plasma concentrations in newborn foals after spontaneous or oxytocin-induced parturition. Reprod Dom Anim 2006;41(4):309 (OC5.6)  *M.Villani, G.Romano: Effect of low daily dose oxytocin in Standardbred mares at term.  BEVA congress 2006, free communications.

* Veronesi, M.Villani, G.Romano: abstract-Hippos 2007

*M.Villani, G.Romano: Effect of daily low dose oxytocin in standardbred mares at term-Reprod Dom Anim 43, 481-483 (2008); ISSN 0936-6768

*Concentrazioni plasmatiche di T3 e T4 in puledri neonati sani e patologici-T3andT4 plasma concentration in the healthy and pathologic newborn foals.

Veronesi MC, Galeati G1, Romano G2, Magri M2, Panzani S

*How type of parturition and health status influence hormonal and metabolic profiles in newborn foals   Original Research Article –Theriogenology,Available online 6 December 2011,
S. Panzani, A. Comin, G. Galeati, G. Romano, M. Villani, M. Faustini, M.C. Veronesi

*Aete 2003

Three years of embryo transfer (et) in the mare

vincenti l., bucca s.§, cabianca g.¨, falomo m.e.©, nervo t., romano g.§

Dipartimento di Patologia Animale – 44, Via Leonardo da Vinci  – 10095 Grugliasco (To) Italy.

*Paternal origin of the X chromosome in a 63,X Italian Trotter mare (JABG-10-0209) has been submitted by Dr. Lisa De Lorenzi to the Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics.