Welcome to Animal Health, your reference Web for 16 years

We belong to the VISAVET Research Centre from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). We work in research and teaching on animal infectious diseases.

  • Queremos agradeceros todo el apoyo y fidelidad que nos habéis dado durante estos 16 años, estrenando nuevo diseño Web compatible con dispositivos móviles. A partir de septiembre habrá nuevas secciones. Os deseamos un feliz verano!
  • Somos Laboratorio de Referencia de la Organización Mundial de la Sanidad Animal (OIE) en Peste Porcina Africana (PPA) y Peste Equina Africana PEA.
  • Realizamos el diagnóstico de los principales virus que afectan a las abejas, siendo pioneros en el desarrollo y puesta a punto de nuevas técnicas para su estudio.
  • La investigación epidemiologica de la Peste Porcina Clásica y Africana (PPC y PPA) son dos de nuestras prioridades.
  • En SUAT trabajamos en la aplicación de la termografía a la sanidad animal, especialmente ventajosa en animales en libertad y de zoo.

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V International Veterinary Congress

José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno during the V International Veterinary Congress at MoscowProf. Sánchez-Vizcaíno participated in the "V International Veterinary Congress: One world, One health" celebrated in Moscow during the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April.

During the event he moderated de conference “Current issues in industrial pig breeding” and the “Panel discussion on African swine fever”, where gave the conference “Eradication of African swine fever”.


Franz J. Conraths seminar

Franz J. ConrathsFranz J. Conraths will give a talk entitled "Epidemiological analysis of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, subtype H5N8, in Germany" next thurday 16th of April at 10:30 am in the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of the Complutense University organised by the SUAT team.

Head of the Department of Epidemiology of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Greifswald-Insel Riems. Germany
Deputy of the president of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Extramural professor, Free University of Berlin, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 

Professional training:
Studies in Veterinary Medicine at the Free University of Berlin (1978-1983)
Doctoral thesis/PhD in Veterinary Virology (1986, Free University of Berlin)
Habilitation in Parasitology (1996, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
Venia legendi in Epidemiology and Animal Disease Control (1999)

FLI maintains an epidemiological advisory group that investigates disease outbreaks together with the local veterinary authority. In the case of H5N8, the advisory group was involved in the epidemiological work-up of all outbreaks in Germany and cooperated with colleagues in the UK, the Netherlands and Italy on the epidemiology of H5N8 in Europe.

Almudena Sánchez Matamoros PhD defense

Almudena Sánchez Matamoros read her PhD Thesis entitled "Epidemiological evolution and control of African horse sickness" on 26 February 2015, obtaining the highest qualification cum laude.

The SUAT group gives you the most sincere congratulations

Defensa de Tesis de Almudena Sánchez Matamoros

Almudena Sánchez Matamoros PhD

Tesis Doctoral deAlmudena Sánchez MatamorosOn Thursday 26th of February, Almudena Sánchez Matamoros defend her PhD thesis with European Mention "Evolution and epidemiological control of African Horse Sickness " directed by Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Dr. Eva Martinez and Dr. Iglesias. Deborah Kukielka Zunzunegi.

The event will take place at 16.30 in the main building of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University.

Phd Summary

New agreement between Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and Sardinian Government to provide scientific and Technical support to eradicate African Swine Fever on the island

La UCM firma un convenio con el gobierno de Cerdeña para darle apoyo científico y técnico en la erradicación de la Peste Porcina Africana en la islaThe project will be carried out by the research team SUAT-VISAVET led by Prof. José Manuel Sánche-Vizcaíno. The new eradication plan, expected to be the final after 30 years of presence of the disease in Sardinia, has received the green light from the European Union which has financed it with €1.08million as initial funding. The project will be coordinated by the Directorate General of the Presidency of the Region, which includes the Health, Agriculture and Environment departments, and will be supported by the international experts: Alberto Laddomada (EU Dirtectorate General of Health and Consumers) and Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (Visavet Resarch Center, UCM).

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Víctor Rodríguez Prieto PhD defense

Víctor Rodríguez Prieto read his PhD Thesis entitled "New epidemiological and diagnostic tools for the study of the interaction between domestic and wild animals" on Thursday November 6h, obtaining the highest qualification cum laude.

The SUAT goup gives you the most sincere congratulations!

Tesis Doctoral de Víctor Rodríguez Prieto

Lina Mur PhD defense

Lina Mur Gil read her PhD Thesis entitled "Development of new strategies for the prevention and control of African swine fever" on Wednesday October 29th, obtaining the highest qualification cum laude.

The SUAT goup gives you the most sincere congratulations!

Tesis Doctoral de Lina Mur Gil

African Swine Fever epidemiology and laboratory transfer from the OIE Reference Laboratory Universidad Complutense de Madrid and China

From left to right: Dr.M.Martinez and Dr.Jinming Li (ASF Epidemiology), Prof. J.M.Sánchez Vizcaíno, and Dr. Li Lin and Dr.E.Nieto (ASF Laboratory). Photo by B.Rivera.The OIE Reference Laboratory for ASF  directed by Prof. J.M. Sánchez-Vizcaíno has received Dr Li Lin and Dr Jinming Li from the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre in Qingdao, P.R. China for a two week training in ASF epidemiology and laboratory techniques. Dr M. Martinez, in charge of the ASF epidemiology programme, will train Dr Jinming Li together with Mr. E. Fernández and Dr I. Iglesias. Dr E. Nieto, in charge of the ASF laboratory programme, will train Dr Li Lin together with Ms. C. Jurado and Ms. B. Rivera. We welcome our Chinese colleagues very warmly and wish them a pleasant and fruitful stay with us!

From left to right: Dr.M.Martinez and Dr.Jinming Li (ASF Epidemiology), Prof. J.M.Sánchez Vizcaíno, and Dr. Li Lin and Dr.E.Nieto (ASF Laboratory). Photo by B.Rivera.