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.
contacte

Attention students

     You can find the outlines
     in the link below.

OUTLINES

X Modelling Week

X Modelling WeekWe engage with the X Modelling Week at the Faculty of CC. Mathematics of the UCM from 13 to 17 June 2016.

The proposed problem consists on developing a video analysis system in real time for early detection of diseases in farms. For this work, 8 animals were continuously recorded for 4 weeks. During this period, the animals developed African swine fever (ASF) and we could notice clear signs of fatigue (which implies a motion reduction). The system perform image processing techniques based on mathematical-statistical techniques in order to identify and classify animal behaviour in their various states: eating, playing, sleeping or resting. Furthermore, the system detects abnormal behavior when the infection reaches its virulence moments for alert triggering.

XV Congress on Veterinary Science and Biomedicine

El grupo SUAT ha participado en las XI Jornadas Complutenses. X Congreso Nacional Investigación Alumnos Pregraduados en Ciencias de la Salud. XV Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomédicas con tres comunicaciones orales de sus alumnos:

  • Vargas-Castro I. "Aplicación de la termografía en la detección de lesiones cutáneas en mamíferos marinos"
  • Serna-Bernaldo C., Santamaria-Paez A. y Tapias-Garcia A. "Problemática de la peste porcina africana en Europa. Alternativas futuras" Premiada como mejor comunicación científica.
  • Roman-soria J., Meana-Pereira J. y Nombela-Merchan J. "¿Por qué seguimos sin vacuna para la peste porcina africana?"
!Enhorabuena a todos por vuestro esfuerzo y en especial a los premiados!

Be-FAST: Between-Farm-Animal Spatial Transmission

Be-FASTThe UCM research teams SUAT-VISAVET and MOMAT have officially registered in the Intellectual Property Office the model Be-FAST (Between-Farm-Animal Spatial Transmission).

Be-FAST is a computer program based on a time-spatial mathematical model to assess the health and economic consequences in the swine industry caused by livestock notifiable diseases as listed by the World Organisation for Animal Health. This software runs Monte-Carlo simulations based on hypothetical infections of livestock farms located in a defined region (country or area). The disease diffusion assumes a stochastic model (Susceptible-Infected type) within farms and the epidemic spread among farms assumes a stochastic model focused on individuals (each farm being considered as an individual) Susceptible- exposed-Infected (SEI), caused by direct contact (animal movement) or indirect contact (vehicles, people or lorries), taking into account the spatial distribution of farms. The main measures implemented by European regulations for the control and eradication of such epidemics are also incorporated to estimate the potential health and economic consequences of possible outbreaks. 

Continue Reading