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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.

  • El principal objetivo de VACDIVA es 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
  • 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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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. 

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Marina Vicente Rubiano PhD defense

Defensa de la Tesis Doctoral de Marina Vicente RubianoMarina 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

"Micromurderers" premiere

MicoasesinosOn February 1st at 22:50 h premieres on The History Channel documentary "Micromurderers" in which our group has worked.

Do not miss it!


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