The 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.
Implementation and validation of an economic module in the Be-FAST model to predict costs generated by livestock disease epidemics: Application to classical swine fever epidemics in Spain
The Veterinary College of Kansas State University opened a post-doc position in epidemiology of Foreign Animal Diseases.
Marina Vicente Rubiano read her PhD Thesis entitled "Virological and Epidemiological analysis of Colony Collapse Disorder in Spain. Marina Vicente RubianoStudy of causes and consequences" on 26 January 2016, obtaining the highest qualification cum laude.
The SUAT group gives you the most sincere congratulations
On February 1st at 22:50 h premieres on The History Channel documentary "Micromurderers" in which our group has worked.
Do not miss it!
Fluorescent microbead-based immunoassay for anti-Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae antibody detection in cetaceans
Diseases of Aquatic Ornanisms published this investigation.
Evidence of shared bovine viral diarrhea infections between red deer and extensively raised cattle in south-central Spain
New research article published at BMC Veterinary Research.
On tuesday January 26 Marina Vicente Rubiano defend her Doctoral Thesis entitled "Virological and Epidemiological analysis of Colony Collapse Disorder in Spain. Study of causes and consequences”, directed by Joaquín Goyache, Deborah Kukielka and Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno.
In two years cases have been reduced 60%. Also decrease caused by illegal breeding.
The Government of Sardinia has renewed the agreement initiated in 2014 for a further year; The project, that began in December 2015 and carried out by the research group SUAT - VISAVET directed by Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, consists in developing a new, and expected to be definitive, eradication plan for ASF, in which the principal objective of the SUAT group is to advise the Government of Sardinia and its authorities scientifically and technically.