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February 28th, 2024

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Veterinary sciences

Evaluation of the Effect of a Recent Comparative Intradermal Tuberculin Test on the Humoral Diagnosis of Paratuberculosis Using Serum and Milk Samples from Goats

Veterinary sciences publish this investigation article


Paratuberculosis (PTB) and tuberculosis (TB) are two mycobacterial diseases with a severe economic and health impact on domestic ruminants. The ante mortem diagnosis of PTB is hampered, among other factors, by the limited sensitivity of all the available diagnostic techniques. Since TB-infected goats subjected to the comparative intradermal tuberculin test (CITT) may experience a booster effect on their antibody titer and a potential enhancement to the sensitivity of humoral techniques for tuberculosis, in the present study we aimed to evaluate this diagnostic strategy on the humoral diagnosis… Read more




February 28th, 2024

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Intradermal Tuberculin Test in Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis): Experimental use of Mycobacterial Antigens for the Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis

New article published in Journal of Buffalo Science


The study aims to evaluate the potential use of mycobacterial ESAT6 and CFP10 antigens, Early Secretory Proteins (ESP) in the Skin Test used for bovine tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in Water Buffalo. A pilot study was performed on 21 buffaloes from a TB outbreak and 11 buffaloes from a TB-free herd. Three concentrations of ESAT6-CFP10 (10, 20, and 30 µg) and two of ESP (50 and 100 µg) were inoculated in the Skin Test, along with PPDB, PPDA, and PBS as a negative control. Skin thickness was measured with calipers before the test and every 24 hours for 4 days. Then, to evaluate the specificity o… Read more




February 25th, 2024

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Nuevas amenazas que son como caballos de Troya, unas balas invisibles contra el enemigo

Nuevas amenazas como balas invisibles


Luis Enrique Martín Otero, coronel veterinario y experto en bioterrorismo, habla de armas sónicas, psicotrónicas, genéticas o etnobombas que hacen de este mundo un lugar bastante inseguro…




February 22nd, 2024

Vía animalshealth.es


Veterinarios logran avances en la lucha contra la resistencia a los antibióticos

Avances contra la resistencia a antibióticos


Investigadores de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, en colaboración con el Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, han descubierto una nueva función de los integrones en la regulación de la resistencia antimicrobiana…




February 16th, 2024

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Oxford University Press

Phenotypic and genetic characterization of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis isolates from humans and animals in Spain from 2006 to 2021

Investigation published in The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy


Objectives While an increase in the levels of MDR in Salmonella enterica sevorar Choleraesuis has been reported in Europe, little is known about the situation in Spain. Therefore, we first aimed to assess the phenotypic resistance profile and to determine the presence of genetic determinants of resistance of S. Choleraesuis isolates collected in animal and human. Our second objective was to identify and characterize clusters of highly related isolates. Methods We analysed 50 human and 45 animal isolates retrieved from 2006 to 2021 using the disc diffusion method and performed WGS followed… Read more




February 15th, 2024

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Veterinarias españolas participan en un proyecto de la OMSA para diseñar una estrategia de control de la PPA

Veterinarias españolas en un proyecto de la OMSA


Las españolas Marta Martínez, del Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA) del INIA-CSIC, y Sandra Barroso, del Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET) de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, participan en el proyecto…




February 14th, 2024

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Peste porcina africana

Interview in Diario Veterinario podcasts of Soundcloud




February 12nd, 2024

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Scientific reports

Landscape connectivity for predicting the spread of ASF in the European wild boar population

Investigation article published in Scientific reports


African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious and highly fatal disease affecting wild and domestic swine, which is unstoppably spreading worldwide. In Europe, wild boars are one of the main drivers of spread, transmission, and maintenance of the disease. Landscape connectivity studies are the main discipline to analyze wild-species dispersal networks, and it can be an essential tool to predict dispersal-wild boar movement routes and probabilities and therefore the associated potential ASF spread through the suitable habitat. We aimed to integrate wild boar habitat connectivity predictions with th… Read more




February 12nd, 2024

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Journal of Comparative Pathology

Forensic investigations of suspected livestock depredation by vultures: scientific tools for compensation programmes

Journal of Comparative Pathology publish this investigation article


Human–wildlife conflicts may have devastating consequences for fauna due to targeting by humans of wildlife populations suspected to have predated livestock. Suspicion of depredation of extensively raised livestock by vultures in Europe has triggered public administration-led forensic investigations intended to distinguish between predation and scavenging in order to compensate farmers for attacks on their livestock. In this study, gross and histological analyses were carried out on suspected cases of domestic animal depredation by griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) over a 1-year period. Fifty-eig… Read more




February 11st, 2024

Servicio de Informática y Comunicación


Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11


Today, February 11, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024… Read more





February 8th, 2024

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Effect of a recent intradermal test on the specificity of P22 ELISA for the diagnosis of caprine tuberculosis

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science


Caprine tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonotic disease caused by members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. TB eradication programs in goats are based on the single and comparative intradermal tuberculin tests (SITT and CITT, respectively). Antibody-based diagnostic techniques have emerged as potential diagnostic tools for TB. P22 ELISA has been previously evaluated using samples collected after the intradermal tuberculin tests to maximize the sensitivity, a phenomenon known as booster effect. However, there is no information available on whether the use of this diagnostic strategy could lead… Read more




February 8th, 2024

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Medidas preventivas. Bioseguridad

Conference in Curso de bioseguridad. RD664/1997 y medidas preventivas









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