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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

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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… Leer más

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… Leer más

February 12nd, 2024

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Journal of Comparative Pathology

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

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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… Leer más

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… Leer más

January 31st, 2024

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria: occurrence in skin test cattle reactors from official tuberculosis-free herds

Investigation article published in Frontiers in veterinary science

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are considered a relevant cause of non-specific reactions to the most widely applied bovine tuberculosis (bTB) test, the intradermal tuberculin test. In order to establish which NTM species might act as a potential source of such diagnostic interference, a collection of 373 isolates obtained from skin test positive cows from 359 officially tuberculosis-free (OTF) herds, culled in the framework of the bTB eradication campaign in Spain, were identified at the species level through PCR and Sanger sequencing of the 16S rDNA, hsp65 and rpoB genes. Of the 308 isola… Leer más

- Aparición de micobacterias no tuberculosas en rebaños oficiales libres de tuberculosis - interempresas.net

January 18th, 2024

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Enni Amanda Ramirez Vuori

Immunological aspects of ovine pulmonary tuberculosis: histological and immunohistochemical study

Degree Final Project defended by Enni Amanda Ramirez Vuori

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MBC) species are capable of infecting a wide range of hosts, including sheep, which can act as reservoirs. Our objective was to characterize histologically and immunohistochemically the pulmonary granulomas caused by three species of MTC (M. bovis, M. caprae and M. tuberculosis) in sheep (Ovis orientalis aries). Twelve animals experimentally inoculated via hematogenous route were included in a retrospective study. Granulomas were classified, quantified and described using hematoxylin-eosin and Masson`s trichrome stains. Histological study of the lesions reve… Leer más

January 16th, 2024

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Detection of Brucella in Dermacentor ticks of wild boar with brucellosis

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Brucellosis is a sanitary and economically relevant disease affecting humans, livestock, and wildlife. Ticks have been suggested as vectors, long-term carriers, and amplifiers of Brucella. In this study, ticks from wildlife ungulate hosts living in hunting reserves of a central region of Spain were collected during a 6-year period, pooled, and screened for Brucella spp. by PCR. Aiming to correlate Brucella spp. DNA presence in ticks with Brucella spp. infections in wildlife ungulate hosts, liver samples from deceased wildlife ungulates coming from the hunting reserves showing a positive result… Leer más

- Veterinarios confirman el papel de las garrapatas en la transmisión de brucelosis a los jabalíes - consalud.es

- La brucelosis llega a Madrid en estos animales - huffingtonpost.es

- Los jabalíes, positivos a Brucella por primera vez: otra enfermedad de la que preocuparse - club-caza.com

- Veterinarios españoles descubren por primera vez en jabalíes garrapatas que transmiten la brucelosis - revistajaraysedal.es

- Veterinarios españoles detectan por primera vez Brucella en garrapatas de jabalíes - animalshealth.es

January 12nd, 2024

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Oxford University Press

Identification of promoter activity in gene-less cassettes from Vibrionaceae superintegrons

Investigation article published in Nucleic Acids Research

Integrons are genetic platforms that acquire new genes encoded in integron cassettes (ICs), building arrays of adaptive functions. ICs generally encode promoterless genes, whose expression relies on the platform-associated Pc promoter, with the cassette array functioning as an operon-like structure regulated by the distance to the Pc. This is relevant in large sedentary chromosomal integrons (SCIs) carrying hundreds of ICs, like those in Vibrio species. We selected 29 gene-less cassettes in four Vibrio SCIs, and explored whether their function could be related to the transcription regulation o… Leer más

January 6th, 2024

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Heat-inactivated mycobacteria activate the toll-like receptor 2 and 4 pathways in the zebrafish model of tuberculosis

Investigation published in Vaccine

Based on previous evidence demonstrating the efficacy of inactivated mycobacteria for the control of fish mycobacteriosis, we explored the protective efficacy of two inactivated Mycobacterium bovis administered via parenteral and mucosal routes against Mycobacterium marinum infection mimicking natural conditions in the zebrafish model of tuberculosis. Although we did not observe a clear effect of any of the immunostimulants on mycobacterial burden, the results showed a significant increase in TLR2 and TLR4 gene expression levels in fishes parenterally immunized with inactivated Bacillus Calmet… Leer más

January 5th, 2024

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Strategies to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics in Fresh and Chilled Equine Semen

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The study assessed the impact of four equine semen processing techniques on sperm quality and microbial load immediately post-processing and after 48 h of refrigeration. The aim was to explore the potential reduction of prophylactic antibiotic usage in semen extenders. Semen from ten adult stallions was collected and processed under a strict hygiene protocol and divided into four aliquots: Simple Centrifugation with antibiotics (SC+), Simple Centrifugation (SC-), Single-Layer Colloidal Centrifugation (CC-), and Filtration (with SpermFilter®) (F-), all in extenders without antibiotics. Sperm mo… Leer más

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ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 248 SUAT 61 SUAT 13
2 ICM 235 ZTA 53 MYC 12
3 MYC 226 MYC 50 SAP 10
4 SUAT 216 ICM 42 ZTA 7
5 NED 74 SAP 29 ICM 5
  VISAVET 1113 319 55

Impact Factor Average
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SAP 4.018 ZTA 5.295 SAP 6.47
2 ZTA 3.875 SAP 4.332 ZTA 5.914
3 SUAT 2.968 SUAT 4.14 NED 4.3
4 MYC 2.801 NED 3.858 SUAT 4.185
5 DICM 2.776 ICM 3.793 ICM 3.16
VISAVET 3.280 4.841 6.862

ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo.
1 Transbound Emerg Dis 93 Front Vet Sci 37
2 Vet Microbiol 88 Transbound Emerg Dis 32
3 Prev Vet Med 76 Animals 17
4 Front Vet Sci 60 Res Vet Sci 15
5 PLoS ONE 56 Prev Vet Med 13
  All journals 354   All journals 38

PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 24 ZTA 3 ZTA 1
2 ZTA 24 SUAT 3 SAP 1
4 ICM 12 MYC 2
5 NED 8 NED 2
  VISAVET 93 17 3

Master Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
3 MYC 10
4 ICM 7
5 NED 7
  VISAVET 59 3 1