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  • 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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The laboratory that monitors the role of cats and dogs in Covid

Together with his team, Sánchez-Vizcaíno closely monitors the behavior of SARS-CoV2 in animals with different objectives: they analyze virus samples from four species and the sequences; they have an experimental program with cats they infect with coronavirus; and they are also working on two prototypes of animal vaccines in case they need to be inoculated.

All this financed by the Carlos III Health Institute of Madrid and carried out under his direction in the laboratory of the Viral Immunology and Preventive Medicine Service of the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET) of the Complutense University of Madrid.

You can read the full news at ElIndependiente.com

Covid-19 Vaccine for animals

José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno details the first results of his study on Covid-19 in pets and lynxes in Spain and confirms that they are working with two prototypes of vaccine against coronavirus in animals.

The news has been reflected in the digital newspaper Animal´s Health (23/02/2021)

Why do pandemics arise? Can it be prevented?

If you want to know, sign up for the webinar that will be taught by Dr. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, organized by Colvema

It will take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:30pm free of charge for partners and young card

Registration can be done from this link.

Wild Frank (DMAX): How does Covid affect animals?

Frank Cuesta echo the Project that studies the potential impact of Covid19 on pets and lynxes on the TV show "The New Reality".

The show aired on January 10 at 9:30 p.m. Frank interview the Director of the Veterinary Hospital of the Complutense University, Dolores Pérez-Alenza, and to the coordinator of the project, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno at the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre facilities.

Source: Discovery Networks. Watch the full TV show https://www.discoveryplus.es/