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萨拉 • 普拉托博士
2020/4/23 11:14:00 本站

萨拉 ? 普拉托博士简介(中英)

 

萨拉·普拉托 (Sara Platto) 博士一直从事动物行为以及兽医领域的学术工作。在过去13年以来,她一直在中国从事动物行为医学和动物福利专家的工作。普拉托博士拥有米兰研究大学(意大利)和拉古纳大学(西班牙特内里费岛)的鲸类寄生虫学硕士学位,米兰研究大学的精神生物学(人与动物互动)博士学位,海豚礁国际实验室(以色列埃拉特)和中国科学院动物传播系的博士后学位。


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目前,普拉托博士是江汉大学(武汉)生命科学学院动物行为与福利学副教授。2018年,普拉托博士被任命为UFAW(英国大学动物福利联合会)的正式联络人,为大学的学生和专业人员制定动物福利教育计划。同年,萨拉·普拉托博士应邀参加了由勃林格·英格尔海姆组织的第11届澳大利亚悉尼农业动物福利专家论坛,并就“亚洲动物福利现状”发表了演讲。


作为一名兽医专家,普拉托博士一直对动物疾病向人类传播问题有着浓厚兴趣,比如狗咬伤人而引起的狂犬病。为此,2010年,普拉托博士在北京制定了一项“狗咬伤预防计划”,教孩子们如何识别狗的肢体语言,以避免意外,并教育家长如何预防狂犬病。这个项目中使用的材料被收录在一本专门教导儿童狗类行为的书中——“狗类世界中的马泰奥: 狗如何表现他们的情绪”(中英双语,亚马逊购物网站,2017)。在动物福利和狂犬病管理方面,普拉托博士自2017年起,每年都在武汉举办世界狂犬病日(每年9月28日)狂犬病疫苗接种活动,让当地兽医医院和社区参与。自2007以来,普拉托博士开始对狗和猫进行动物行为医学咨询,其行为问题包括攻击行为和分离焦虑障碍等。她为家庭和宠物主人开设了不同的教育课程,并为其教授宠物管理。普拉托博士目前正在申请欧洲大学动物福利和行为医学(ECAWBM)项目,以成为欧洲认证的动物行为医学专家。


在普拉托博士职业生涯的初期,她曾在西班牙、美国和加拿大的救援中心为不同的野生陆地和海洋哺乳动物、海龟和猛禽做兽医。从事野生动物相关的工作为普拉托博士展示了人类活动对野生动物的重要影响,同时也帮助她了解了如何让当地社区参与动物保护。普拉托博士相信我们的环境条件和人类健康之间有着密切的联系。为此,她目前正在参加日内瓦大学巴斯德研究所和世界卫生组织举办的“人 - 动物 - 生态系统领域的全球健康”课程,该课程强调了我们生态系统中发生的变化与新型疾病传播之间的关系。


Dr. Sara Platto Bio

 

Dr. Sara Platto has been working in the field of animal behavior as a veterinarian and academic, and since the last thirteen years, she has been a practicing animal behavioral medicine and welfare expert in China. Dr. Platto has a Master in Cetacean Parasitology from the University of the Studies of Milan (Italy) and University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain), a PhD in Psychobiology (Human-Animal Interaction) from the University of the Studies of Milan (Italy), and the Dolphin-Reef International Lab (Eilat, Israel), and a Postdoc in Animal Communication from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

Currently, Dr. Platto is the associate professor for animal behavior and welfare at the College of Life Sciences, Jianghan University (Wuhan, China). In 2018, Dr. Platto was appointed as Link for UFAW (University Federation Animal Welfare - UK) to develop animal welfare educational programs for students and professionals in the university. In the same year, Dr. Sara Platto was invited to the 11th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-being (Sydney, Australia), organized by Boehringer-Ingelheim, where she delivered a speech on “Current Situation of Animal Welfare in Asia”.

 

As a veterinarian, Dr. Platto has always been interested in the spread of animal borne diseases to humans, such as rabies caused by dog bites. For this reason, in 2010, Dr. Platto developed in Beijing a “Dog Bite Prevention Program” where she taught children how to recognize dog body language in order to avoid accidents and to educate the parents on rabies prevention. The material used during this program has been included in a book dedicated to teach dog behavior to children: “Matteo in Doggy’s World: How dogs show their mood” (bilingual - English & Chinese. Amazon.com -2017). On the subjects of pet welfare and rabies management, Dr. Platto started to set up rabies vaccination campaigns for the World Rabies Day (28th of September each year) in Wuhan, by involving local veterinary hospitals and communities, every year since 2017. Since 2007, Dr. Platto started to perform Animal Behavioral Medicine consultation for dogs and cats with behavioral issues such as aggressive behaviors and separation anxiety disorder. She set up different educational courses for families and pet owners to teach pet management in the household. Dr. Platto is currently applying for the European College Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine (ECAWBM) program to become a European Certified Animal Behavioral Medicine Specialist.


At the beginning of her career, Dr. Platto has worked as veterinarian with different wild land and marine mammals, sea turtles, and raptor birds in rescue centers in Spain, USA, and Canada. Working with wild animals showed Dr. Platto the critical impact of human activities on wildlife, and at the same time it helped her to understand how to involve local communities in animal conservation. Dr. Platto believe in the strong connection between the conditions of our environment and human health. For this reason, she is currently attending a course organized by the University of Geneva, Institute Pasteur, and WHO on “Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface” the stresses the relation between the changes that happen in our ecosystems and the spread of new diseases.