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.

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Body temperature and motion: Evaluation of an online monitoring system in pigs challenged with Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Virus

New research article published in Research in Veterinary Science journal.

Research in Veterinary ScienceHighly contagious and emerging diseases cause significant losses in the pig producing industry worldwide. Rapid and exact acquisition of real-time data, like body temperature and animal movement from the production facilities would enable early disease detection and facilitate adequate response. In this study, carried out within the European Union research project RAPIDIA FIELD, we tested an online monitoring system on pigs experimentally infected with the East European subtype 3 Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) strain Lena. We linked data from different body temperature measurement methods and the real-time movement of the pigs.

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A global vision of African swine fever control

Kansas State University

Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno will give a lecture titled "A global vision of African swine fever control" next July 21 at 11:00 am at Kansas State University in the United States.

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José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Kansas State University 

José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Kansas State University

Iowa seminars

Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno will hold two seminars during his stay at Iowa:

  • Agoust 3rd: “Borders vs Traceability; Tax vs Data” Iowa State University
  • Agoust 4th: “What happen with ASF in Europe” National Center of Disease Research in Iowa 

Iowa Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino

Borders vs Traceability; Tax vs Data

Iowa State University

Dr. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno

Thursday, Aug. 3
12 noon

Vet Med Room 1226

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José Manuel Sánchez-VizcaínoDr. Sanchez-Vizcaino is the director of the OIE reference laboratory for African Swine Fever and a full professor of animal health at the Veterinary School of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. The scientific contributions of Professor Sanchez-Vizcaino have notably contributed to the control and eradication of various animal diseases, among them the African Swine Disease, Horse Sickness and Classical Swine Disease. All of that thanks to the development of new methods and fast and sensitive diagnostic reagents, new epidemiologic strategies as well as the development of new vaccines.

His current scientific interest is centered in the study of animal infectious diseases and particularly in the development of new diagnostic techniques and new strategies for its control by means of analyzing the risk and development of epidemiologic models as well as establishing networks for sanitary monitoring.


José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno at Iowa State University Seminar

Japan NIAH researchers visit us

This week we have the pleasure of hosting the researchers Dr. Manabu Yamada and Dr. Kentaro Masujin, both from the National Insitute of Animal Health (NIAH) in Japan.

Dr. Manabu Yamada is Principal Researcher at the Exotic Disease Research Unit of the Division of Transboundary Animal Disease (TAD) and has more than 17 years experience studying the viral disease in domestic animals.

Dr. Kentaro Masujin is Senior researcher at Exotic Disease Research Station and his work focuses in the characterization of African Swine Fever virus.

The visit will focus in the exchange of knowledge concerning African Swine fever virus diagnosis.

Dr. Manabu Yamada and Dr. Kentaro Masujin

Mar Melero PhD defense

Mar Melero Asensio read her PhD Thesis entitled "Nuevos avances en el diagnóstico de enfermedades de mamíferos marinos" last June 14th, obtaining the highestqualification cum laude.

The SUAT group gives you the most sincere congratulations

Mar Melero Asensio PhD defense