Lakamy Sylla, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of  Veterinary Medicine
University of Perugia
Piazza dell'Università, 06123 Perugia PG, Italy
Phone: +39 075 585 7647, +39 339 6911695


2016 Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Perugia - Italy
2005 - 2016 Researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Perugia -Italy
2000 PhD in Veterinary Obstetrics and gynaecology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Perugia -Italy
1998 - 2005 Postdoctoral research fellowship in Veterinary Sciences at the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Perugia - Italy
1995 Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Perugia - Italy



Research Interest

  • Animal Reproduction
  • Bull Breeding soundness examination
  • Semen cryoconservation
  • In vitro maturation and fertilization

Scientific Activities

2007 - 2012 Study of reproductive efficiency and fertility in yearling bulls at the end of performance test
2002 Effect of GSH in bull semen cryoconservation
2002 Inibinas a marker of granulosa theca cells tumor in the mare
2004 Reproductive technologies in mule production
2005 Application of GSM technology for the improvement of reproductive performances in dairy cows


  1. Crociati M, Sylla L, Floridi C, Comin A, Fruganti G, Monaci M, Stradaioli G. (2017). Influence of lipoproteins at dry-off on metabolism of dairy cows during transition period and on postpartum reproductive outcomes. Theriogenology, vol. 94, p. 31-36, ISSN: 0093-691X, doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.02.007.
  2. Sylla L, Palombi C, Stradaioli G, Vagniluca A, Monaci M. (2015). Effect of semen collection by transrectal massage of accessory sexual glands or artificial vagina on the outcome of breeding soundness examinations of Italian yearling beef bulls. Theriogenology Volume:83Issue: 5Pages:779-785. DOI:
  3. della Rocca G, TabarelliBrondani J, Augusta de Oliveira F, Crociati M, Sylla L, EladNgonput A, Di Salvo A., Pacca Loureiro Luna S. (2017). Validation of the Italian version of the UNESP-BOTUCATU unidimensional composite pain scale (UNESP-Botucatu UCPS-IV) for the assessment of postoperative pain in cattle. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, ISSN: 1467-2987, doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2016.11.008.
  4. Biancucci Andrea, Sbaragli Tatiana, Comin Antonella, Sylla Lakamy, Monaci Maurizio, Peric Tanja, Stradaioli Giuseppe (2015). Reducing treatments in cattle superovulation protocols by combining a pituitary extract with a 5% hyaluronan solution: Is it able to diminish activation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis compared to the traditional protocol? Theriogenology, ISSN: 0093-691X, doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2015.10.041.
  5. Parillo F, Sylla L, Palombi C, Monaci M, Stradaioli G. (2014).Immunocytochemical localisation of phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase in bull’s spermatogenic cells. Italian Journal of Animal Science volume 13, pag 677-683.
  6. Boccaccio A, Frassanito M.C, Lamberti L, Brunelli R, Maulucci G, Monaci M, Papi M, Pappalettere C., Parasassi T., Sylla L., Ursini F., De Spirito M. (2012). Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical hardening of bovine zonapellucida. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, p. 1-12, ISSN: 1742-5662, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0269.
  7. Paolucci M, Palombi C, Sylla L, Stradaioli G, Monaci M. (2012). Ultrasonographic features of the mule embryo, fetus and fetal-placental unit. Theriogenology, vol. 77, p. 240-252, ISSN: 1879-3231, doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.07.030.
  8. Papi M, Brunelli R, Familiari G, Frassanito M.C, Lamberti L, Maulucci G, Monaci M, Pappalettere C., Parasassi T., Relucenti M., Sylla L., Ursini F., De Spirito M. (2012). Whole-Depth Change in Bovine ZonaPellucida Biomechanics after Fertilization: How Relevant in Hindering Polyspermy?. PLOS ONE, vol. 7, p. 1-7, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045696.
  9. Rebollar P.G; Dal Bosco A; Millan P; Cardinali R, Brecchia G, Sylla L, Lorenzo P.L, Castellini C. (2012). Ovulating induction methods in rabbit does: The pituitary and ovarian responses. Theriogenology Volume:77 Issue:2Pages:292-298 Published: JAN 15 2012
  10. Paolucci M, Sylla L, Di Giambattista A, Palombi C, Elad A, Stradaioli G, Pascolo P, Monaci M. (2010). Improving calving management to further enhance reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Veterinary Research Communications, vol. 34 Suppl 1, p. S34-S40, ISSN: 0165-7380, doi: 10.1007/s11259-010-9397-y.
  11. Papi M, Brunelli R, Sylla L, Parasassi T, Monaci M, Maulucci G, Missori M, Arcovito G, Ursini F, De Spirito M (2010). Mechanical properties of zonapellucida hardening. European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters, vol. 39, p. 987-992, ISSN: 0175-7571, doi: 10.1007/s00249-009-0468-3.
  12. Papi M, Sylla L, Parasassi T, Brunelli R, Monaci M, Maulucci G, Missori M, Arcovito G, Ursini F, De Spirito M. (2009). Evidence of elastic to plastic transition in the zonapellucida of oocytes using atomic force spectroscopy. Applied Physics LetteRS, vol. 94, p. 1-3, ISSN: 0003-6951, doi: 10.1063/1.3107265.
  13. Stradaioli G, Sylla L, Monaci M, Maiorino M. (2009). Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase in bull spermatozoa provides a unique marker in the quest for semen quality analysis. Theriogenology, vol. 72, p. 91-98, ISSN: 0093-691X, doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.02.006.
  14. Sylla L, Stradaioli G, Borgami S, Monaci M. (2007). Breeding soundness examination of Chianina, Marchigiana, and Romagnola yearling bulls in performance tests over a 10-year period . Theriogenology, vol. 67, p. 1351-1358.
  15. Paolucci M, Di Giambattista A, Sylla L, Menichelli M, Banchio A, Monaci M. (2008). Predicting time of parturition in Holstein Friesian cows by using C6 Birth Control (R). Conference:16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction Location: Budapest, Hungary Date: JUL 13-17, 2008. Reproduction in Domestic Animals Volume: 43Pages:57-58.
  16. Stradaioli G, Noro T, Sylla L, Monaci M. (2007). Decrease in glutathione (GSH) content in bovine sperm after cryopreservation: Comparison between two extender. Theriogenology, vol. 67, p. 1249-1255, ISSN: 0093-691X, doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2007.01.009.
  17. Zelli R, Sylla L, Monaci M, Stradaioli G, Sibley L, Roser J, Munro C, Liu I.K.M. (2006). Gonadotropin secretion and pituitary responsiveness to GnRH in mares with granulosa-theca cell tumor. Theriogenology, vol. 66, p. 1210-1218, ISSN: 0093-691X.
  18. Sylla L, Stradaioli G, Manuali E, Rota A, Zelli R, Vincenti L, Monaci M. (2005). The effect of mycoplasma mycoidesssp.mycoides LC of bovine origin on in vitro fertilizing ability of bull spermatozoa and embryo development. Animal Reproduction Science, vol. 85, p. 81-93, ISSN: 0378-4320.
  19. Stradaioli G, Sylla L, Zelli R, Chiodi P, Monaci M. (2004). Effect of L-carnitine administration on the seminal characteristics of oligoasthenospermic stallions. Theriogenology, vol. 62, p. 761-777, ISSN: 0093-691X.
  20. Stradaioli G, Sylla L, Zelli R, VeriniSupplizzi A, Chiodi P, Arduini A, Monaci M. (2000). Seminal carnitine and acetylcarnitine content and carnitineacetyltransferase activity in young Maremmano stallions. Animal Reproduction Science, vol. 64, p. 233-245, ISSN: 0378-4320.
  21. Stradaioli G, Sylla L, Mazzarelli F, Zelli R, Rawadi G, Monaci M. (1999). Mycoplasma mycoidessubspmycoides SC identification by PCR in sperm of seminal vesiculitis affected bulls. Veterinary Research, vol. 30, p. 457-466, ISSN: 0928-4249.

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