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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Rinderpest has been eradicated

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Human action does clear the planet for the first time an animaldisease

Yesterday, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) officially declared eradicated rinderpest, one of the deadliest diseases for these animals. As explained by Professor of Animal Health (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno, "this is the first animal disease that has been eradicated by human action, something that has been achieved "with a global vaccination program continued and persistent " and a " very effective immunization. " 

Full article: Público.es (spanish text)

Isabel Mínguez-Tudela (08/05/1956 - 16/04/2011)

Isabel Mínguez Tudela

On April 16th our dear friend Isabel passed away in the Bordet Institute of Brussels after a long struggle against cancer. Isabel died as she lived, working and fighting until the last moment for European research in animal health. 

Isabel was a remarkable person of immense generosity, extraordinary manners  and great passion. With her death, we lose a strong advocate for European research.  For over 15 years, she acted as a major bridge within the scientific community linking different European research teams and establishing connections with scientists from America, Asia and Africa.  She helped to improve the  level of European veterinary science by creating a strong European network of veterinary scientists in a very competitive environment. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the “One Health” vision and of the role of the veterinary profession in fighting neglected diseases and poverty.

All who had the fortune to meet and work with her are deeply saddened by her passing .We have lost an excellent professional and a great friend of animal health research. Isabel has been a tremendous example to veterinary scientists worldwide and a precious acquaintance for all who have been fortunate to work with her.

We have received numerous expressions of condolences from many countries around the world. All praise Isabel's excellent work to improve animal health research in Europe; her broad vision for the future to advance science; her ability to support the resolution of major health problems; her unconditional support of young researchers; her ability to build bridges of communication and cooperation with other research groups within and outside the European Union. Isabel was always ready to offer advice and help selflessly and generously to all who asked. We all agree that Isabel was, above all, a warm hearted and caring person who always demonstrated outstanding professionalism and dedication to her work.

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Twinning Laboratories OIE

 Twinning laboratories

SUAT research team signed the first twinning agreement between OIE certified laboratories. 

On April 1, 2011 began the agreement between the research group led by Prof. JM Sanchez-Vizcaino (reference laboratory of the OIE for African Swine Fever and African Horse Sickness) and the NationalVeterinary Research Institute for Virology and Microbiology (NRIVVaM) in Russia.

This twinning project will seek to improve the diagnostic capabilities of NRIVVaM in African Swine Fever at a level comparable to the standards of the OIE RL.

 

Annual AEVE Congress

AEVEEFrom the 5th to 7th of May the Spanish Association of Equine Veterinary Specialists organized the Annual AEVEE Congress 2011 in Segovia. Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno participated with the oral comunication: "Present situation of  West Nile Virus", sponsored by Pfizer .

New in the media: Mundo ganadero (spanish text)

Irene Iglesias PhD Thesis

Portada de la Tesis Doctoral de Irene Iglesias MartínOn Wednesday 27 April  in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Irene Iglesias Martin defended the PhD thesis "Modelo de difusión de la Influenza Aviar Altamente Patógena".

Directed by Ana de la Torre and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino.

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 Thesis abstract

 

The SUAT goup gives you the most sincere congratulations!

 Irene Iglesias Martín PhD Thesis lecture

Dolphin deadly epidemic

Levante MercantilHealth Surveillance Group of the Complutense University hasdetected "morbillivirus" in more than 50% of the cetaceans analyzed.The current outbreak has led to a similar viral strain that caused the epidemics of 1990 and 2007. 

SOURCE: Levante Mercantil Valenciano 

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