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June 28th, 2013

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Cuidados con las mascotas

Interview in Salud Revista of El Correo Digital, S.L.


Los animales de compañía requieren de mucha atención si queremos obtener de ellos todos los beneficios saludables que nos pueden aportar… Read more




June 27th, 2013

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Sex-biased differences in the effects of host individual, host population and environmental traits driving tick parasitism in red deer

Investigation published in Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology


The interactions between host individual, host population, and environmental factors modulate parasite abundance in a given host population. Since adult exophilic ticks are highly aggregated in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and this ungulate exhibits significant sexual size dimorphism, life history traits and segregation, we hypothesized that tick parasitism on males and hinds would be differentially influenced by each of these factors. To test the hypothesis, ticks from 306 red deer-182 males and 124 females-were collected during 7 years in a red deer population in south-central Spain. By using g… Read more




June 25th, 2013

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PLoS ONE

Flavobacterium plurextorum sp. nov. isolated from farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Investigation article published in PLoS ONE


Five strains (1126-1H-08T, 51B-09, 986-08, 1084B-08 and 424-08) were isolated from diseased rainbow trout. Cells were Gram-negative rods, 0.7 µm wide and 3 µm long, non-endospore-forming, catalase and oxidase positive. Colonies were circular, yellow-pigmented, smooth and entire on TGE agar after 72 hours incubation at 25°C. They grew in a temperature range between 15°C to 30°C, but they did not grow at 37°Cor 42°C. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the isolates belonged to the genus Flavobacterium. Strain 1126-1H-08T exhibited the highest levels of similarity with Flavobacterium oncorh… Read more




June 22nd, 2013

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The Veterinary Record

Evidence of goats acting as domestic reservoirs of bovine tuberculosis

Investigation article published in The Veterinary Record


Measures, such as the increase in the frequency of controls, the use of the gamma-interferon assay as ancillary test, the improvement of slaughterhouse surveillance, or the implementation of premovement testing have helped to progressively reduce the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Spain in the last decade (Anonymous 2012a). However, the objective of eradication is far from being achieved, and this failure has been mainly attributed to the role of wild ungulate species (mainly wild boar and red deer) as reservoirs of bTB (Vicente and others 2006, Naranjo and others 2008). In Spain, … Read more




June 21st, 2013

Servicio de Informática y Comunicación


Available new SEVEMUR information brochure

It contains detailed information about the Emergency Veterinary Service of Madrid Salud


Emergency Veterinary Service of Madrid has a new brochure that includes information about the service develops VISAVET Center. In detailing how this service acts and information about their work in the city of Madrid.… Read more





June 20th, 2013

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Educa tu mascota en Madrid Río

New outreach post in SEVEMUR Blog




June 19th, 2013

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Analysis of suspected animals of rabies in VISAVET

Research Center of the University Complutense of Madrid collaborates with Rabies Reference Laboratory in the analysis of dogs suspected of being rabid in Spain


On June 5, 2013 was officially confirmed a case of rabies in a dog in the province of Toledo after attacking three children. Based on the Contingency Plan for Control of Rabies in Animals in Spain, was declared a perimeter of 20-km radius around the outbreak. Currently VISAVET Center is working with the National Reference Laboratory (National Microbiology Center Instituto de Salud Carlos III), in the analysis of suspect animals in Spain… Read more





June 12nd, 2013



XIII Congreso de Veterinaria Militar

VISAVET participated in this event


June 6th, 2013

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Enterococcus faecalis prophage dynamics and contributions to pathogenic traits

PLoS Genetics publish this investigation article


Polylysogeny is frequently considered to be the result of an adaptive evolutionary process in which prophages confer fitness and/or virulence factors, thus making them important for evolution of both bacterial populations and infectious diseases. The Enterococcus faecalis V583 isolate belongs to the high-risk clonal complex 2 that is particularly well adapted to the hospital environment. Its genome carries 7 prophage-like elements (V583-pp1 to -pp7), one of which is ubiquitous in the species. In this study, we investigated the activity of the V583 prophages and their contribution to E. faecali… Read more




June 6th, 2013

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An approach to use a new tool for the diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis

Conference in 16th International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD)




June 4th, 2013

Servicio de Informática y Comunicación


Máster en Sanidad y Producción Porcina

Máster en Sanidad y Producción Porcina

El Rector de la UCM, José Carrillo, inaugura la octava edición de este Master Interuniversitario


La Inauguración Oficial de la Edición 2013 y Clausura de la Edición 2012 del Máster Universitario en Sanidad y Producción Porcina ha tenido lugar hoy en la Facultad de Veterinaria, presidida por del Rector de la UCM, José Carrillo, el Decano de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la UCM, Pedro Lorenzo y el equipo directivo del Master. … Read more





June 3rd, 2013

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Víctor Briones Dieste, nuevo director del Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal

Investigador del Centro VISAVET y profesor de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Víctor Briones Dieste dirigirá desde hoy el Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA) del Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agrária y Alimentaria. Desde el Centro VISAVET le deseamos toda la suerte en esta nueva etapa agradeciendole la gran ayuda, disposición y capacidad de trabajo que le ha caracterizado durante estos años en la Universidad Complutense.… Read more





June 1st, 2013

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The Veterinary Journal

Comparison of two biochemical methods for identifying Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolated from sheep and goats

Investigation published in The Veterinary Journal


The biochemical pattern of Cowan and Steel (BPCS) was compared with a commercial biochemical strip for the identification of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolated from small ruminants. On 16S rRNA gene sequencing, 40/78 coryneform isolates from the lymph nodes of sheep and goats with lesions resembling caseous lymphadenitis were identified as C. pseudotuberculosis. The sensitivities of the BPCS and the commercial biochemical strip relative to 16S rRNA sequencing were 80% and 85%, and their specificities were 92.1% and 94.7%, respectively; the level of agreement between the BPCS and the c… Read more




June 1st, 2013

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Meningitis caused by an unusual genotype (ST3) of Streptococcus suis

Infection publish this investigation article


We describe a case of meningitis due to Streptococcus suis with the unusual ST3 genotype. The bacterial pathogen was isolated from blood samples. S. suis genotype ST3 was initially isolated from carrier pigs, but it has not been previously associated with invasive human infections. The patient developed serious endogenous bilateral endophthalmitis which resulted in severe visual deficiency… Read more




June 1st, 2013

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Potential role of proinflammatory cytokines in the pathogenetic mechanisms of vascular lesions in goats naturally infected with Bluetongue virus Serotype 1

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases publish this investigation article


In vitro studies have demonstrated that bluetongue virus (BTV)-induced vasoactive mediators could contribute to the endothelial cells dysfunction and increased vascular permeability responsible of lesions characteristic of bluetongue (BT) like oedema, haemorrhages and ischaemic necrosis in different tissues. However, few in vivo studies have been carried out to clarify the causes of these lesions. The aim of this study was to elucidate in vivo the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in the appearance of vascular lesions in different organs during BT. For this purpose, tissue samples from goats na… Read more




June 1st, 2013

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Alfonso Santos López

Plásmidos ColE1 en la resistencia a antibióticos

Presentation by Alfonso Santos López to obtain the Master of Research. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid







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