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.

Attention students

     You can find the outlines
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SEPOR 2018

Cattle, industrial and agrifood fair.

From the 5th to the 8th of November in Lorca (Spain), the 51st edition, in which Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno will participate with this communications:

  • "Current situation and perspectives of the PPA in Europe"
  • "Emerging diseases in the sheep and goat sector: Risk Biosecurity measures applicable in sheep and goat farms"

During the day, the SEPOR Gold Award for Research and Commitment to Health and Health will be presented to Mr. José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno, for his undoubted importance and contribution to the livestock, productive and industrial sector of the national and international territory.


Web SEPOR 2018

Virus in the luggage?

Could African swine fever and Classical swine fever viruses enter into the United States via swine products carried in air passengers’ luggage? 

New research article published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases journal.

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11th International Congress for Veterinary Virology

12th Annual Meeting of EPIZONE


Professor Sánchez-Vizcaíno participates in this congress between 27th and 30th of August in Vienna.

  • “African swine fever: The biggest threat for the European swine industry – what can we do?” Keynote lecture, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM.
  • Oral Session 4: Viral infections of Swine 1, Chair: Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM.
  • “Sequencing of the tandem repeat sequences (TRS) within the intergenic region between the multigene family 505 9R -10R genes: additional tool for subtyping genotype II African swine fever (ASF) isolates”, Gallardo C, Elsukova A, Woźniakowski G, Nieto R, Soler A, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Igolkin A, Arias M.

 Congress program

Epidemiological surveillance and innovative systems for the early detection of diseases in swine and cattle industry

Vigilancia Epidemiológica y sistemas innovadores de detección temprana de enfermedades en el sector porcino y bovino

The event is organized by the Vet + i Foundation, the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET). Expert speakers in animal health will represent, among others, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the National Association of Porcine Cattle Producers (ANPROGAPOR) and the Spanish Association of Producers of Beef Cattle (ASOPROVAC). Next Monday, July 23, Madrid. Free access.

Main speeches will focus on the surveillance of animal diseases, from the economic and health point of view, the biosecurity and design of new diagnostic methods, the early detection systems, based on new technologies, and the innovations in surveillance of animal diseases, specifically in porcine and bovine livestock species.

Aimed to professionals of Animal Health (industry, veterinarians, researchers, etc.).

This activity is part of the Operational Group 2018 entitled "Epidemiological Surveillance and transfer: detection of diseases in swine and cattle populations". 

Event date and place: Next Monday, July 23 at the facilities of the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET) at the Complutense University of Madrid, Puerta de Hierro Avenue, NN, 28040, Madrid, morning.