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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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Ranking of the most influential veterinaries in the world

José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, the only spanish veterinary who occupies first positions in two different classifications in the ranking.

Expertscape is a portal that recognizes and ranks professionals and institutions around the world based on their experience and proven knowledge in reports, quality assessments and scientific articles.

In the swine classification, the first position of a Spanish veterinarian is for Joaquim Segalés, researcher at the Animal Health Research Center of the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture and professor at the Veterinary Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Montserrat Torremorell is in the 16 position, professor at the University of Minnesotta. Consecutively we found the experts Marina Sibila (position16), researcher at IRTA-CReSA and graduate in Biological Sciences at the University of Barcelona, ​​José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (position 17), researcher at the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and Enric Mateu (position 18), veterinarian and researcher at IRTA-CReSA.


From left to right: Guadalupe Miró, Luis Miguel Ortega and Joaquim Segalés (1st row); Enric Mateu, Montserrat Torremorell and LaiaSolano-Gallego (2nd row); José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, María Martínez and David Rodríguez-Lázaro (3rd row).

Regarding the field of food safety, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, professor at the University of Burgos, is listed as the most influential researcher in Spain. 

In the ranking of bovine diseases, we find in the 22nd position Luis Miguel Ortega Mora, professor at the Department of Animal Health of the Veterinary Faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid and coordinator of the SALUVET research group (Veterinary Health and Zoonoses). 

Within the area of ​​sheep diseases, there are 3 Spanish veterinarians in the top 20 positions. Julio Benavides is in 9th position, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno stands out in 12th position and in 14th position in the ranking we find María Martínez Valladares.

In the ranking of canine diseases, Laia Solano-Gallego is ranked 9th and Guadalupe Miró is ranked 25th.

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One Health: Medical-health collaboration in the face of the pandemic

On Tuesday, April 14, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno participates in the Webinar "One Health: Medical-health collaboration in the face of the pandemic". 

He will be accompanied by the experts Carlos Escribano, Former Director General of Livestock of the Government of Spain and Raúl Ortiz de Lejarazu Leonardo, Virologist, scientific advisor and Director Emeritus of the National Flu Center of Valladolid.

The objective is to shed light on uncertainty and give a complete vision from the hands of three of the greatest experts in the medical-health field: What is happening, how to focus our actions and how international cooperation between different actors can mark the difference in the sector and in the business.

Webminar from The Farm, The Pig Academy and 333 Corporate.

Watch the full record here: https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click/3v184hlt2tztx1h7vilf0

Intensive training on a practical African Swine Fever

From March 2 to 5, 2020 an intensive course on the control of ASF was given in VISAVET to participants from Japan and Korea.

The speaker was the Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno with the collaboration of José Ángel Barasona, Jaime Bosh, Sandra Barroso, Cecilia Aguilar, Estefanía Cadenas and Marta Martínez.

The Japanese participants were members of the Minister Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF), from the Animal Health Division and the Animal Quarantine Service, researchers from the National Institute of Animal Health and one Professor from the Hokkaido University. The Korean delegate belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The objective was to give a scientific and practical update adapted to Japan and Korea about different points related to the diseases such as the main risk points to consider as a country and as a farm, the early detection in domestic pigs and wild boar, the importance of the laboratory diagnosis and results interpretation, the epidemiological surveys and practice on the questionnaire, the role of wildlife in the epidemiology of ASF and model for its control as well the contingency plans.

The delegates feed-back have been very positive.

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