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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2012, SUAT 10º Anniversary

The SUAT team want to congratulate the new year2012. For us it is especially important because we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our research group and want to celebrate and share with you by organizing a conference in the month of October to which you are all invited.

We also want to remind you of September 4 to 7 will be held the IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology at which you are also invited and already have official website: www.esvv2012.com. From February 1 will enable the delivery of communications and of entries.

ASF diagnostic course

BSL-3 VISAVET-UCM

From November 28th to December 2nd, we received the visit of two experts from the Russian National Reference Laboratory for the diagnosis of African Swine Fever (ASF).

This course is framed within the "Twinning Project" between the reference laboratory of the OIE for ASF (VISAVET-UCM) and the National Laboratory of Virology and Microbiology Research in Veterinary Pokrov, Russia. 

Twinning laboratories (Rusia/Spain)

This course was mainly focused on practical learning and training in classical virology diagnostic techniques on ASF. During the week, participants worked in the VISAVET Centre Biosafety level 3 Area (BSL-3), learning the culture of macrophages, hemadsorption, direct immunofluorescence and serological techniques (ELISA and IB).
 

More information: Twinning projects between laboratories of the OIE.

Training course on Molecular Epidemiology

On November 30 and December 1course within the animal health project: "Risk Analysis, modeling health and continuing education for the Health Alert Network (RASVE) of the Directorate General of Health of Primary Production."

Organised by:
Directorate General for Agriculture and Livestock (MARM) and the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre.

Speakers:
Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (SUAT-VISAVET)
Ana de las Heras Sánchez (SUAT-VISAVET)
Carmina Gallardo (CISA -INIA)
Jovita Fernández (CISA-INIA)
Deborah Kukielka (SUAT-VISAVET)
Lucía de Juan Ferré (MYC-VISAVET) 

Program (spanish)

100 SCI articles!

SUAT research unit reaches 100 SCI research articles.

6 more publications are In Press and will emerge over the coming months. But also are available from our Publications section. Also we can be proud of having participated in:

  • 18 PhD Thesis
  • 7 Master projects
  • 10 Certificates on Advanced Studies
  • 81 Outreach publications
  • 361 Oral communications & posters 

The One Health Challenge

New and Re-emerging zoonoses

Internacional Conference with the speakers: Massimo Palmarini, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Volker Moenning, Ilaria Capua, Marisa Caipo, Pierre-Alexandre Beloiel y Sándor Belák. November 17th in Perugia (Italy).

Program 

III Conference on Bioterrorism

VISAVET Centre organizes this free conference on Environmental Terrorism on November 23rd.

The globalization did not only bring the implementation of an international order fiercely rooted and aligned to the world most powerful nations, but has also unleashed a war against terrorism that seems to require new tools.

Inscripción: The conference is free but is necessary confirm your presence because seating is limited.

Web and program of the III Conference on Bioterrorism

 

"African migratory birds could bring West Nile virus to the Balearic Islands"

Interview to José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno in Diario de Mallorca about West Nile Virus.

"The animal health professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Complutense University, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno participated yesterday along with other leading experts in a conference on West Nile virus and other emerging diseases hosted by the College of Veterinary at Balearic Islands (COVIB)......" 

Link to full interview (spanish text).