Welcome to Animal Health, your reference Website

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

  • El principal objetivo de VACDIVA es resolver el problema de la Peste Porcina Africana (PPA) en Europa y en los países afectados, desarrollando vacunas seguras y efectivas para cerdos domésticos y jabalíes, tests de diagnóstico y herramientas para estrategias de control y erradicación en Europa
  • 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

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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.

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).


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).

Our aim is also the Public Health

Entrevista a José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino: "Nuestra meta es también la Salud Pública"Interview to José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno in the magazine  Informe porcino ofROTECNA.

     Virus or animal health, either of these twowords are closely linked to Jose ManuelSánchez-Vizcaíno, Professor, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Animal Health at the Veterinary Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid, as well asadviser to the OIE and FAO. Taking advantage of this 2011 OIE celebrates the Year of theVet, we wanted to interview one of the most international Spanish veterinarians. 

Read full interview:  José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno: "Our aim is also the Public Health" (spanish text)

ASF Diagnostics, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control

African swine fever Diagnostics, Surveillance, Epidemiology and ControlProfessor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno gave the conference entitled "African swine fever Overview: Global Importance, ASF Virus Biology and Disease Control Measures" in the  workshop "African swine fever Diagnostics, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control: Identification of Researchable Issues Targeted to the Endemic Areas within sub-Saharan Africa" which was on 19, 20, 21 and July 22  in Nairobi (Kenya).

Download the workshop program Descargar programa African swine fever Diagnostics, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control