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ISES 14th Equitation Science Conference

Rome, Italy

Doctor Paolo Baragli

Paolo Baragli graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa in 1994 and received his PhD in Equine Physiology in 1998. He practiced the profession within the equine veterinary medicine since 1995. He’s dedicated to full-time scientific research since 2007. Since 2010 he is a researcher in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa. Initially, the research of Paolo Baragli focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate the neuroendocrine/physiological response to the exercise in horses. He developed an animal model on the treadmill to study the exercise-induced changes of the kinetics of plasma catecholamines in horses. Subsequently, his research focused on the study of the behavior and psychology of the horse, even when the horse interacts with human beings, with particular interest in the connections between the autonomic nervous system, behavior and cognitive skills. Paolo Baragli collaborates with the Center of Bioengineering and Robotics of the University of Pisa for the application of bioengineering techniques to the study of emotional behavior of the horse in the routine management and interaction with human beings. The research activity is targeted to the potential practical applications of the results, to improve the welfare and psycho-physical state of horses and therefore their athletic ability. He publishes regularly in international scientific journals and is a speaker at conferences.