Valentina Virginia Ebani


Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy


  1. Ebani V, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Tosi G, Massi P, Pistelli L, et al. In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against Salmonella enterica Serotypes Enteritidis and Typhimurium Strains Isolated from Poultry. Molecules. 2019;24: pubmed publisher
    ..zeylanicum and S. aromaticum, alone or in combination, in the farm environment for disinfection and in poultry diet, combined with S. cerevisiae administration, for an integrated approach to avoid Salmonella intestinal colonization. ..
  2. Flamini G, Pistelli L, Nardoni S, Ebani V, Zinnai A, Mancianti F, et al. Essential Oil Composition and Biological Activity of "Pompia", a Sardinian Citrus Ecotype. Molecules. 2019;24: pubmed publisher
    ..Pompia peel EO antioxidant activity was weak, possibly because of its lack of γ-terpinene. Moreover, it did not exert any antimicrobial effects either towards the tested bacteria strains, or to dermatophytes and environmental fungi. ..
  3. Ebani V. Serological Survey of Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Dogs from Central Italy: An Update (2013⁻2017). Pathogens. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..canis and A. phagocytophilum are still present and infect the canine population in Central Italy. ..
  4. Ebani V, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Pistelli L, Mancianti F. Antimicrobial Activity of Five Essential Oils against Bacteria and Fungi Responsible for Urinary Tract Infections. Molecules. 2018;23: pubmed publisher
    ..i>Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare essential oils showed the best activity against all the tested pathogens, so they could be proposed for the formulation of external and/or intravesical washes in small animals. ..
  5. Ebani V, Najar B, Bertelloni F, Pistelli L, Mancianti F, Nardoni S. Chemical Composition and In Vitro Antimicrobial Efficacy of Sixteen Essential Oils against Escherichia coli and Aspergillus fumigatus Isolated from Poultry. Vet Sci. 2018;5: pubmed publisher
    ..The mixtures exhibited no antifungal activity at all. This study shows promising results in order to use EOs in the environment for disinfection purposes in poultry farms and/or in hatcheries. ..
  6. Ebani V, Bertelloni F, Turchi B, Filogari D, Cerri D. Molecular survey of tick-borne pathogens in Ixodid ticks collected from hunted wild animals in Tuscany, Italy. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2015;8:714-7 pubmed publisher
  7. Ebani V, Bertelloni F, Mani P. Molecular survey on zoonotic tick-borne bacteria and chlamydiae in feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica). Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2016;9:324-327 pubmed publisher
    ..The obtained results confirm pigeons as reservoirs of chlamydial agents and suggest that they may be involved in the epidemiology of zoonotic tick-borne infections too. ..
  8. Ebani V, Poli A, Rocchigiani G, Bertelloni F, Nardoni S, Papini R, et al. Serological survey on some pathogens in wild brown hares (Lepus europaeus) in Central Italy. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2016;9:465-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The obtained results showed that autochthonous wild brown hares living in Central Italy have been exposed to several pathogens circulating in this area, suggesting a possible role of L. europaeus as reservoir. ..
  9. Ebani V, Rocchigiani G, Bertelloni F, Nardoni S, Leoni A, Nicoloso S, et al. Molecular survey on the presence of zoonotic arthropod-borne pathogens in wild red deer (Cervus elaphus). Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016;47:77-80 pubmed publisher
    ..divergens, but not of B. burgdorferi. This is the first report of C. burnetii-positive red deer in central Italy. Hunters may be at risk of infection both through infected ticks and during the infected cervids carcasses dressing. ..

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  1. Rocchigiani G, Ebani V, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Bascherini A, Leoni A, et al. Molecular survey on the occurrence of arthropod-borne pathogens in wild brown hares (Lepus europaeus) from Central Italy. Infect Genet Evol. 2018;59:142-147 pubmed publisher
    ..The examined hares appeared to be in good health status, corroborating the hypothesis of a chronic carrier state of some vector borne agents for this animal species. ..
  2. Ebani V, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Giovanelli S, Ruffoni B, D Ascenzi C, et al. Activity of Salvia dolomitica and Salvia somalensis Essential Oils against Bacteria, Molds and Yeasts. Molecules. 2018;23: pubmed publisher
    ..i>dolomitica and bornyl acetate and camphor in S. somalensis. The selected EOs have no relevant antifungal or antibacterial activities if compared to conventional drugs. ..
  3. Ebani V, Rocchigiani G, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Vasta V, Papini R, et al. Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Central Italy. Acta Trop. 2017;172:197-200 pubmed publisher
    ..tularensis. Fifty-six animals (36.6%; 95% CI: 28.97-44.76%) were positive for two or three pathogens. Red foxes result to be involved in the cycle of vector-borne pathogens that are associated to disease in dogs and humans. ..
  4. Ebani V, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Najar B, Pistelli L, Mancianti F. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils against Pathogens Responsible for Otitis Externa in Dogs and Cats. Medicines (Basel). 2017;4: pubmed publisher
    ..officinalis. Conclusions: The obtained results suggest that some EOs could be included in treatment as an alternative therapeutic option in bacterial otitis complicated by fungi, in association with conventional drugs. ..
  5. Ebani V. Domestic reptiles as source of zoonotic bacteria: A mini review. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2017;10:723-728 pubmed publisher
    ..The present review reports the updated knowledge about salmonellosis, mycobacteriosis, chlamydiosis and leptospirosis in reptiles and underlines the risk of infection to which people, mainly children, are exposed. ..
  6. Magni E, Bertelloni F, Sgorbini M, Ebani V. Bartonella infection in asymptomatic horses and donkeys from Tuscany, Central Italy. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2017;10:1077-1079 pubmed publisher
    ..infection is possible both in horses and donkeys. At the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of Bartonella henselae infection in donkeys. ..