Master degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Work as vet in field for 8 years in equine internal medicine, sport medicine, reprudaction and surgery. Researcher at the university of Bari since 2005. PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, thesis entitled "Transportation of horses and the implications for health and welfare". Research areas: animal behavior, welfare, animal science (husbandry and nutrition), equine sport medicine and internal medicine.