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July 4th, 2024

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Editorial: Tuberculosis in domestic ruminants: towards eradication of zoonotic tuberculosis

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science

Tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonosis with a significant impact on human and animal health and it remains endemic in many countries around the world. Most cases of human TB are caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, whilst TB in wildlife and domestic ruminants is mainly caused by animal adapted mycobacterial species such as M. bovis and M. caprae. However, the impact of zoonotic TB (zTB) has been known for a long time and resulted in the implementation of milk pasteurization as a preventive public health measure in many countries. According to data published by the WHO, more than 140,000 people are i… Read more

July 4th, 2024

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Alberto Corroto Martín

Evaluation of alternative antigens to PPDs for the diagnosis of caprine tuberculosis

Alberto Corroto Martín defended this Degree Final Project

Improving the sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) performance of official tuberculosis (TB) tests in goats is crucial as their limited performance leads to the existence of false positives and false negatives, with the associated economic, health and confidence implications. Therefore, great efforts have been devoted to the search and evaluation of new antigens that can replace classical PPDs, such as bovine PPD (PPDb) and avian PPD (PPDa), in order to improve the performance of official TB ante-mortem diagnostic tests. This study focuses on evaluating two new antigens, DST-F and P22, as re… Read more

July 4th, 2024

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Inés Higueras Fernández

Detection of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in ticks obtained from wild animals

Degree Final Project defended by Inés Higueras Fernández

The Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is an infectious and zoonotic disease of viral etiology, transmitted by ticks of the genus Hyalomma. The increase in positive cases of in Spain since its first detection in 2010, along with the rising number of positive ticks detected, suggests the need for more thorough control over the actual circulation of this virus in the country. To date, various studies have been conducted focusing on detecting the circulation of CCHFV in regions of the national territory with a history of positive cases, omitting those areas where such precedents did not exist… Read more

July 4th, 2024

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Javier de Pablo Moreno

Estudio histopatológico e inmunohistoquímico en cerdos infectados por la cepa Pol/DP/OUT21 de peste porcina africana

Javier de Pablo Moreno defended this Degree Final Project

El virus de la peste porcina africana (PPA) induce una enfermedad letal tanto en cerdos domésticos como salvajes, provocando graves pérdidas económicas en la producción porcina. Las cepas que afectan actualmente a Europa pertenecen al genotipo II. Por tanto, es necesario realizar estudios patogénicos con diferentes cepas de PPA, debido a la variabilidad entre ellas. Se realizó un estudio anatomopatológico completo en 12 cerdos infectados por la cepa del virus de la PPA Pol16/DP/OUT21 con puntuaciones tanto macroscópicas como histológicas. El cuadro agudo-subagudo que indujo es compatible con l… Read more

July 1st, 2024

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Julio Álvarez, new member elected for the EFSA Animal Health and Welfare scientific experts panel

The European Food Safety Authority renews the composition of its scientific panels for a new 5-year term

On 1 July 2024, 180 leading experts joined the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientific panels for a new 5-year term. EFSA’s experts provide independent scientific advice to protect EU consumers, animals and the environment.… Read more

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June 28th, 2024

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Professor Don Guillermo Suarez has passed away

A leading scientist in the field of microbiology and immunology and the creator of the area of knowledge of Animal Health in Spain

Born in Sena de Luna in 1929, Guillermo Suárez Fernández trained as a veterinarian at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in León, later becoming a professor at the Universities of León, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Madrid. Most of his academic and scientific activity was carried out as a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid for three decades, where he also served as Dean. He was a full member of the Royal Academy of Veterinary Sciences, the Royal National Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain.… Read more

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