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Lucy Bergamasco

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School of Animal Sciences
3270 Litton-Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • PhD Neurological Science, 1994, Univeristy of Torino, Italy
  • DVM School of Veterinary Medicine, 1989, University of Torino, Italy
  • ALS 2504 Animals in Society
  • APSC 4004 Issues in Animal Sciences (Senior Seminars)

Neurophysiological indicators of pain in livestock; animal welfare; electroencephalographic findings of epilepsy in companion animals.

P. Badino, R. Odore, L. Bergamasco, R. Barbero, M. C. Osella, A. D’Angelo, G. Re, C. Girardi, 2012. Concentrations of platelet a2-adrenoceptors, lymphocyte muscarinic receptors and blood monoamines in dogs (Canis familiaris) affected by canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, in press.


E.H. Seppälä, L.K. Koskinen, C.H. Gulløv, P. Jokinen, P. Karlskov-Mortensen, L. Bergamasco, I. Baranowska Körberg, S. Cizinauskas, A.M. Oberbauer, M. Berendt, M. Fredholm, H. Lohi, 2012. Identification of a novel canine idiopathic epilepsy locus.  PLoS ONE,, 7 (3): 1-11.


L. Bergamasco, JF. Coetzee, R. Gehring, L. Murray, T. Song, RA, 2011. Mosher. Effect of intravenous sodium salicylate administration prior to castration on plasma cortisol, and electroencephalography parameters in calves. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 34 (6): 565-576.


L. Bergamasco, M.C. Osella, P. Savarino, G. Larosa, L. Ozella, P. Badino, R. Odore, R.  Barbero, G. Re, 2010. Heart rate variability assessment on shelter dogs: human-animal interaction effects. Applied Animal Behaviour Sciences, 125(1-2): 56-68.


M. Wrzosek, J. Nicpon, L. Bergamasco, F. Sammartano, S. Cizinauskas, A. Jaggy, 2009. Visual and quantitative electroencephalographic analysis of healthy young and adult cats under medetomidine sedation. The Veterinary Journal, 180: 221–230.


MS Bali, S Gebhardt-Henrich, P Keller, A Steinger, R Gattermann, L Bergamasco, P Kronen, MG Doherr, C Botteron A Tomek, A Jaggy, 2008. Electroencephalography in the diagnosis of hydrocephalus in golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Laboratory Animals 42: 213-221.


M.C. Osella, G. Re, P. Badino, L. Bergamasco, A. Miolo, 2008. Phosphatidilserine (PS) as a potential nutraceutical for canine brain aging: a review. Journal of Veterinary Behavior Clinical Applications and Research, 3: 41-51.


J. Jeserevics, R. Viitmaa, S. Cizinauskas, K. Sainio, T. Jokinen, M. Snellman, C. Bellino, L. Bergamasco, 2007. Electroencephalography findings in healthy and epileptic Finnish Spitz dogs: visual and background quantitative analysis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 21: 1299-1306.


T. Jokinen, L. Metsahonkala, L. Bergamasco, R. Viitmaa, P. Syrja, H. Lohi, M. Snellman, J. Jeserevics, S. Cizinauskas, 2007. Benign familial juvenile epilepsy in Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 21: 464-471.


M. C. Osella, G. Re, R. Odore, C. Girardi, P. Badino, R. Barbero, L. Bergamasco, 2007. Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome: prevalence, clinical signs and treatment with a neuroprotective nutriaceutical. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105: 297-310.