Associate Professor Lorenzo Crosta

LORENZO CROSTA, med vet, PhDDipl. ECZM (ZHM)Eur Spec Zoological MedicineGP-Cert (ExAP)FNOVI acknowledged vet in Avian & Zoological med & surg
Associate Professor of Avian and Zoological medicine
Director, Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital

C01F - Wildlife Health & Conservation Centre Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone 0246550798

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Biographical details

DR. LORENZO CROSTA, med vet, PhD

Dipl. European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management)

European Specialist in Zoological Medicine

General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice

FNOVI acknowledged veterinarian in Avian and Zoological medicine and surgery.

Lorenzo Crosta graduated in 1989 in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan and received his PhD in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, from the University of Turin in 2009.

Since 2013 he is Accredited by the FNOVI (Italian Federation of Veterinary Boards), in Avian and Zoological Medicine and Surgery and Zoo Health Management.

In 2015, he successfully sat the exam for the ESVPS General Practitioner Certification in Exotic Animal Practice and since 2010 he is lecturer at the University of Milan, on selected topics on Management and Welfare of Birds.

In 2016 he was recognized “de facto” as a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, and therefore is a European Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management subspecialty).

After working as a practitioner for 10 year, at the beginning of 2000 he took the position of Veterinary Director at the Loro Parque, in Tenerife (Spain), the most diverse Parrot collection of the World, where he worked until mid-2005.

Lorenzo then headed back to Italy, where he worked mainly as consulting veterinarian for various zoos and bird collections, in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Amongst his activities, Lorenzo has been for 12 years the official veterinarian of the recovery program of two of the most endangered parrot species: the Spix’s and the Lear’s macaws.

Furthermore, Lorenzo is involved in the reintroduction program of the Mexican subspecies of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptyerus) and the recovery program of the Alagoas Curassow (Mitu mitu) in Brazil.

He has been a panel member of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)and has been twice Chairman of the European Committee of the Association of Avian Veterinarian and is still cooperating with national and international journals and has published several papers and book chapters.

His last veterinary practice (Veterinari Montevecchia, Italy) was an official residency training place for the European College of Zoological Medicine.

Currently Lorenzo is Associate Professor in Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Sydney and is the Director of the Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital of the same University.

Research interests

Avian Endoscopic Surgery

Avian Fertility

Avaina Anaesthesia and Preanaesthesia

Marine Mammal medicine and management

Management of Zoological Collections

Species interaction in a captive (zoological) environment

Teaching and supervision

Clinical teacher as Director of the Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden

Current projects

Avian Endoscopic Surgery

Avian Anaesthesia and Preanaesthesia

Associations

Association of Avian Veterinarians

European Association of Avian Veterinarians

European Association of Zoo and Wild Animals Veterinarians

Società Culturale Italiana Veterinari per Animali da Compagnia

Società Italiana Veterinari per Animali Esotici

Awards and honours

Association of Avian Veterinarians 1992 - 1996 Italian Representative
Association of Avian Veterinarians 1999 – 2001 and 2003 – 2005 European Chairman
Association of Avian Veterinarians 2000 - 2003: Board Director
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Feb. 2005 to present: Associate Editor.
Società Italiana Veterinari per Animali Esotici March – October 2005 Vice president.
Società Italiana Veterinari per Animali Esotici October 2005 to 2008 President

International links

Brazil

(Parque das Aves - Foz da Iguacu) Regular on site consultancies to the zoo

Italy

(SCIVAC - SIVAE) Member of the scientific board for the exotic animal issues

Italy

(University of Padua (Universita' di Padova). veterinary faculty) Exchange of students for externships

Portugal

(Zoomarine Algarve - Albufeira) Reguilar online and on-site consultancies to the zoo

Spain

(Improve International) lecturing on-line and on-site (in Madrid) to the General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice course

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dislich, M., Neumann, U., Crosta, L. (2017). Successful Reduction Of Feather-Damaging Behavior By Social Restructuring In A Group Of Golden Conures (Guaruba Guarouba). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 48(3), 859-867. [More Information]
  • Bert, E., Soto Pineiro, C., Crosta, L., Raineri, R., Rossi, G. (2016). Unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma related to fat metabolism in a blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) [Carcinoma tiroideo papilar unilateral relacionado con el metaboilismo graso en un loro Amazona de frente azul (Amazona aestiva)]. Revista Electronica de Veterinaria, 17(11), 1-6.
  • Redaelli, V., Ludwig, N., Costa, L., Crosta, L., Riva, J., Luzi, F. (2014). Potential application of thermography (IRT) in animal production and for animal welfare. A case report of working dogs. Annali dell Instituto Superiore di Sanita, 50(2), 147-152. [More Information]
  • Redaelli, V., Tanzi, B., Luzi, F., Stefanello, D., Proverbio, D., Crosta, L., Di Giancamillo, M. (2014). Use of thermographic imaging in clinical diagnosis of small animal: Preliminary notes. Annali dell Instituto Superiore di Sanita, 50(2), 140-146. [More Information]
  • Redaelli, V., Bergero, D., Zucca, E., Ferrucci, F., Costa, L., Crosta, L., Luzi, F. (2014). Use of thermography techniques in equines: Principles and applications. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 34(3), 345-350. [More Information]
  • Capitelli, R., Crosta, L. (2013). Overview of Psittacine Blood Analysis and Comparative Retrospective Study of Clinical Diagnosis, Hematology and Blood Chemistry in Selected Psittacine Species. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 16(1), 71-120. [More Information]

2017

  • Dislich, M., Neumann, U., Crosta, L. (2017). Successful Reduction Of Feather-Damaging Behavior By Social Restructuring In A Group Of Golden Conures (Guaruba Guarouba). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 48(3), 859-867. [More Information]

2016

  • Bert, E., Soto Pineiro, C., Crosta, L., Raineri, R., Rossi, G. (2016). Unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma related to fat metabolism in a blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) [Carcinoma tiroideo papilar unilateral relacionado con el metaboilismo graso en un loro Amazona de frente azul (Amazona aestiva)]. Revista Electronica de Veterinaria, 17(11), 1-6.

2014

  • Redaelli, V., Ludwig, N., Costa, L., Crosta, L., Riva, J., Luzi, F. (2014). Potential application of thermography (IRT) in animal production and for animal welfare. A case report of working dogs. Annali dell Instituto Superiore di Sanita, 50(2), 147-152. [More Information]
  • Redaelli, V., Tanzi, B., Luzi, F., Stefanello, D., Proverbio, D., Crosta, L., Di Giancamillo, M. (2014). Use of thermographic imaging in clinical diagnosis of small animal: Preliminary notes. Annali dell Instituto Superiore di Sanita, 50(2), 140-146. [More Information]
  • Redaelli, V., Bergero, D., Zucca, E., Ferrucci, F., Costa, L., Crosta, L., Luzi, F. (2014). Use of thermography techniques in equines: Principles and applications. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 34(3), 345-350. [More Information]

2013

  • Capitelli, R., Crosta, L. (2013). Overview of Psittacine Blood Analysis and Comparative Retrospective Study of Clinical Diagnosis, Hematology and Blood Chemistry in Selected Psittacine Species. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 16(1), 71-120. [More Information]

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