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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.

Attention students

     You can find the outlines
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African Swine Fever African Swine Fever videos African Swine Fever Map
Marine Animal Health VACDIVA ASF NIFNAF

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.


Healthy animals, safe food

Conferenciantes Jornada Técnica Animales sanos, alimentos seguros Technical Seminar held on 16 March in Zaragoza, in which Dr. José ManuelSánchez-Vizcaíno speak on "health surveillance in Europe: a model based on risk analysis."  

The conference was organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Inter-Organization for Livestock and Meat of the Netherlands (PVV). You can view the entire program by opening the following images:

Programa de la Jornada Técnica Animales sanos, alimentos segurosPrograma de la Jornada Técnica Animales sanos, alimentos seguros

Animal health in the veterinary environment

Professor Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno attended on February 18, as a speaker at the First National Congress of Veterinary Science students.

His speech is about the Animal health in the veterinary environment.

The meeting instends to promote research and dissemination of results among future profesionals (see the program). 

Media about this new:
Veterinaria despierta el apetito investigador de los estudiantes - laverdad.es 18/2/2011
Sánchez-Vizcaíno intervendrá en el I Congreso Nacional de Alumnos de Veterinaria - murcia.com "Ciudad de Murcia"  17/02/2011

2011 World Veterinary Year

The world’s first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761, shortly followed by the Alfort veterinary school, near Paris, in 1764, both of them at the initiative of French veterinarian Claude BOURGELAT. This means that 2011 will mark the 250th world anniversary of veterinary education.
By setting up the world’s first veterinary training institutions, BOURGELAT created the veterinary profession itself. Thus, 2011 will also mark the 250th world anniversary of the veterinary profession.
Bourgelat’s genius did not stop there. As a result of his fruitful collaboration with surgeons in Lyon, he was also the first scientist who dared to suggest that studying animal biology and pathology would help to improve our understanding of human biology and pathology. 2011 will also mark the 250th anniversary of the concept of comparative pathobiology, without which modern medicine would never have emerged.

Therefore, it is not just the anniversary of the creation of veterinary training that we should be celebrating in France in 2011. The entire world should join with us in celebrating our veterinary profession, which has been working to improve both animal and human health for the past 250 years.
We hereby propose that 2011 should be declared: 

Read all here: World Veterinary Year ( www.vet2011.org )