della Rocca Giorgia - Associate professor VET/07

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (1989, University of Perugia)

Scientific Director of the Research Center on Animal Pain (Centro di Ricerca sul Dolore Animale - CeRiDA)

The main research topics of Prof. Giorgia della Rocca concern studies of pharmacokinetics, efficacy and tolerability of analgesic drugs (NSAIDs, Tramadol, a2-agonists, local anesthetics, CBD, etc.) administered by different routes in companion and farm animals. These studies include the determination of pharmacokinetic parameters starting from the plasma concentration curve of the drug vs time, and the evaluation of the efficacy of the analgesic treatments through the application of pain scales and, where applicable, the determination of the mechanical nociceptive threshold.

Another line of research concerns the creation and validation of metrological tools for the assessment of pain in animals.


Di Salvo Alessandra - Senior researcher VET/07

Doctor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (1997, University of Perugia),

PhD in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (2003, University of Napoli “Federico II”)

Research fields and technical-scientific skills:

Studies on pharmacokinetics, efficacy and tolerability of analgesic drugs (NSAIDs, Tramadol, a2-agonists, local anaesthetics, CBD) by different administration routes in pets and farm animals. These studies include determination of pharmacokinetic parameters from drug plasma concentrations vs time curves and evaluation of efficacy by the use of pain scales and determination of mechanical nociceptive threshold.



Degree in Veterinary Medicine

Specialization in Animal Health, Breeding and Productions

PhD student in HEALTH AND VETERINARY EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES XXXVII cycle (Industrial PhD, Enterprise: ACME s.r.l.)

Research project: " Determination of the effective dose of an acetylsalicylic acid-based medicinal product for the oral administration to  equids in febrile states "

ERC fields:

LS7_3 Pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, drug discovery and design, drug therapy

LS7_4 Analgesia