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

 
  • Vigiasan: Proyecto de Innovación Empleo de Tecnologías para evaluar el estado de salud, bienestar y productividad en ganado

  • VACDIVA quiere 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
  • Proyecto de Innovación "Empleo de Tecnologías para evaluar el estado de salud, bienestar y productividad en ganado"
  • 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.

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Global Platform for ASF

Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno participate in the meeting "Launching of the Global Platform for African swine fever and other pig diseases" with a lecture entitled "A success story: ASF eradication from the Iberian Peninsula".

Place: Rome, Philippines room (FAO Headquarters).
Date: November 5th, 2013.

First outbreak of Bluetongue Virus (BTV) in Spain in the period of vector activity 2013-2014

Almudena Sánchez Matamoros & José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
October 18th, 2013. SUAT-UCM

On October 15, Veterinary Officers of Andalusia and Castilla -La Mancha have reported the recirculation of BTV serotype 1 in Toledo and BTV serotypes 4 in Cadiz.

The first outbreak of BTV 1 of the vector activity 2013- 2014 has declared on a sentinel farm located in the district of Oropesa (Toledo). The outbreak was detected in unvaccinated bovine of the Bluetongue Surveillance National Program. Confirmation has been carried out by the Algete Central Veterinary Laboratory indicating that it is an outbreak of serotype 1. This fact implies the recurrence of the disease in Spain in 2013 after the last outbreak detected in Caceres in 2012.

Simultaneously, the first outbreak of BTV 4 of vector activity 2013-2014 was reported on a sheep farm located in the region of Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz). The sampling was performed by the appearance of symptoms compatible with the disease. In the same way, confirmation and serotyping of the virus has been carried out by the Algete Central Veterinary Laboratory. In this case the recurrence of the disease has occurred six months after of the last reported outbreak in the same region.

Outbreaks have been declared in the restricted areas of disease for each of the serotypes, but Spanish Government has decided to increase the prevention, surveillance and control measures of the disease in these areas. The aim is prevent the spread of the disease and increase the information epidemiology of the disease in Spain. In addition, the vaccination of susceptible animals in the affected areas and neighboring areas has been recommended.

Links: RASVE

Facundo José Linares PhD defense

PhD Facundo José Linares

Last 13th of September Facundo José Linares defended his PhD Thesis: "Desarrollo de un análisis de riesgo de entrada y un modelo de difusión potencial del virus de newcastle en la República Argentina” directed by Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno & Dra. Beatriz Martínez López.

PhD Facundo José LinaresDesarrollo de un análisis de riesgo de entrada y un modelo de difusión potencial del virus de newcastle en la República Argentina PhD Summary

Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Veterinaria (UCM)
12:00 - 13/9/2012

George C. Poppensiek Visiting Professor in Global Animal Health

Cornell UniversityCornell University (Ithaca, New York) has appointed Prof. Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino as "2013 George C. Poppensiek Visiting Professor in Global Animal Health".

During days 4 to 11 September, the teacher will stay in college to participate with several presentations on Global Animal Health.

All SUAT unit of the Complutense University wants to convey his congratulations on this appointment.

Update (pics of the event):

2013 George C. Poppensiek Visiting Professor in Global Animal Health Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino

Prof. C. Poppensiek welcomes to Prof. Sánchez-Vizcaíno

2013 George C. Poppensiek Visiting Professor in Global Animal Health Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino

Prof. C. Poppensiek, Prof. A. Torres & Prof. Sánchez-Vizcaíno

2013 George C. Poppensiek Visiting Professor in Global Animal Health Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino

Prof. Carmichael, Prof. Poppensiek, Prof. Kotlikoff (Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University) & Prof. Sánchez-Vizcaíno

Guo Xiaoyu PhD Thesis

Tesis doctoral de Guo Xiaoyu

     On Monday July 22 at 12:00 in the room's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Xiaoyu Guo defended his PhD thesis entitled "The Study of the adjuvanticity of plasmid-specific swine container containing CpG motif on two swine vaccines," directed by Dr. Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino and Dr. Zhu Hongfei.

Tesis doctoral de Guo XiaoyuTesis doctoral de Guo Xiaoyu