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Some recent publications:

• Pizzi, R (2014) Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques. In: Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 8th edition (eds Fowler, M.E., Miller, R.E.).
• Bailey, J, Méric, G, Bayliss, S, Foster, G, Moss, S, Watson, E, Pascoe, B, Mikhail, J, Goldstone, R, Pizzi, R, Smith, DGE, Willoughby, K, Hall, A, Sheppard, SK (2014) Evidence of land-sea transfer of the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter to a wildlife marine sentinel species. Molecular Ecology
• Gottstein, B, Frey, CF, Campbell-Palmer, R, Pizzi, R, Barlow, A, Hentrich, B, Schwaiger, L, Ryser-Degiorgis, M-P (2014) Immunoblotting for the serodiagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis in Eurasian beavers. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
• Campbell-Palmer, R, Girling, S, Pizzi, R, Hamnes, IS, Øines, Ø, Del-Pozo, J (2013) Stichorchis subtriquetrus in a free-living beaver in Scotland. Veterinary Record, doi: 10.1136/vr.101591
• Goodman, G., Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Meredith, A., Rosell, F. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2012) Establishment of a health surveillance program for the reintroduction of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) into Scotland. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(4), 2012, pp. 971–978, DOI: 10.7589/2011-06-153
• Martinez Pereira, Y, Pizzi, R (2012) Echocardiography in the weird and wonderful: tarantulas, turtles, and tigers. Ultrasound, the Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society, 1–7. DOI: 10.1258/ult.2011.011046
• Pizzi, R, Cracknell, J, David, S, Laughlin, D, Broadis, N, Rouffignac, M, Duong, DV, Girling, S, Hunt, M (2011) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy under field conditions in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from illegal bile farming in Vietnam. Veterinary Record doi:10.1136/vr.d4985
• Pizzi, R, Girling, Bell, A, Tjolle, A, Devine, C (2011) Laparoscopic assisted cryptorchidectomy in an adult reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Veterinary Medicine International, Article ID 131368, doi: 10.4061/2011/131368 , Open access online at:
• Lanevschi-Pietersma, A, Boroffa, S, Martinez Pereira, Y, Penzo, C, Pizzi, R, Rudorf, H, Tartarelli, C (2011) Telemedicine: a time management and learning tool for vets and service clinics and what it can offer to pet owners. The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, vol 21 (1), April, 73-76.
• Pizzi, R, Cracknell, J, Dalrymple, L (2010) Post-mortem evaluation of left flank laparoscopic access in an adult female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). Veterinary Medicine International. doi:10.4061/2010/789465 Open access Online:
• Pizzi, R (2009) Veterinarians and taxonomic chauvinism: the dilemma of parasite conservation. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 18, 4, 279-282.
• Pizzi, R (2009) Parasites of Tarantulas (Theraposidae). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 18, 4, 283-288.
• Pizzi, R., Martinez Pereiria, Y., Feltrer Rambaud, Y., Strike, T., Flach, E., Rendle, M., Routh A. (2009) Secundum atrial septal defect in a Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Veterinary Record, 164, 472-473.
• Pizzi, R. Gordon, J.C., Flach, E.J., Routh, A., Clarke, B., Boardman, W. (2008) Capillaria hepatica (Calodium hepaticum) in primates in a Zoological collection in the UK. Veterinary Record, 163, 690-691.