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May 3rd, 2019

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Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Development and characterization of mouse monoclonal antibodies to eight human complement components: analysis of reactivity with orthologs of nine mammalian genera

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Abstract To study complement function in mammalian leishmanioses, we developed mouse monoclonal antibodies to the human complement system components C1q, C4, factor D, factor H, factor B, properdin, C5 and C9. Antibody specificity was determined by indirect and capture ELISA and by Western blot. In flow cytometry analysis, seven antibodies recognized the cognate component on human serum-opsonized Leishmania promastigotes. Antibody reactivity was screened against promastigotes opsonized with sera of nine mammalian genera: pig, guinea pig, goat, rabbit, cat, dog, hamster, jird and rat. No antib… Leer más

May 2nd, 2019

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Spleen and head kidney differential gene expression patterns in trout infected with Lactococcus garvieae correlate with spleen granulomas

Investigation published in Veterinary Research

Lactococcus garvieae is a significant pathogen in aquaculture with a potential zoonotic risk. To begin to characterize the late immune response of trout to lactococcosis, we selected infected individuals showing clinical signs of lactococcosis. At the time lactococcosis clinical signs appeared, infection by L. garvieae induced a robust inflammatory response in the spleen of rainbow trout, which correlated with abundant granulomatous lesions. The response in kidney goes in parallel with that of spleen, and most of the gene regulations are similar in both organs. A correlation existed between th… Leer más

May 1st, 2019

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Veterinary Microbiology

Antimicrobial susceptibility and genetic characterization of Trueperella pyogenes isolates from pigs reared under intensive and extensive farming practices

Investigation article published in Veterinary Microbiology

Trueperella pyogenes is an opportunistic pathogen associated with a variety of diseases and responsible for important economic losses for pig production. Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) typing analysis were used to determine the MIC distribution and to genetically characterize a total of 180 T. pyogenes isolates obtained from slaughtered pigs reared under intensive (TpIN, n = 89) and extensive (TpEX, n = 91) farming practices. Low MIC90 values for penicillin and amoxicillin (0.008 and 0.06 μg/ml, respectively… Leer más

April 27th, 2019

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Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Seroprevalence of Brucella canis antibodies in dogs entering a Minnesota humane society, Minnesota, 2016–2017

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Background: Canine brucellosis, caused by the bacterium Brucella canis, is a zoonotic and largely reproductive disease of dogs. The disease is a recognized problem in canine breeding populations, and the risk to individuals assisting with birthing is well described. Prior to 2015, all cases of canine brucellosis reported to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health were in dogs used for breeding. In 2015, canine brucellosis was identified in eight Minnesota rescue dogs, all originating from specific geographic areas in South Dakota. Our objective was to measure the seroprevalence of B. canis in str… Leer más

April 26th, 2019

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Frontiers in veterinary science

First Oral Vaccination of Eurasian Wild Boar Against African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science

African swine fever (ASF), the most significant threat to the pig industry worldwide, has spread to more than 55 countries on three continents, and it affects more than 77% of the world swine population. In the European Union, wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the most severely affected host. The main reasons for the unprecedented and constant spread of ASF in Europe are the trade activities, the continuous movement of infected-wild boar populations among regions and the lack of vaccine to prevent ASF infection. In this study, we demonstrate that oral immunization of wild boar with a non-hemadsorbing,… Leer más

- Avances en la vacuna española contra la Peste Porcina Africana - animalshealth.es

- Primera vacuna oral para combatir el virus de la peste porcina africana - diarioveterinario.com

- Científicos españoles desarrollan una vacuna que inmuniza al 92% contra la peste porcina africana - cazaworld.com

April 1st, 2019

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Veterinary Microbiology

Pasteurella multocida isolates associated with ovine pneumonia are toxigenic

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The P. multocida toxin (PMT), a dermonecrotic protein encoded by the toxA gene, is the major virulence factor of capsular type D P. multocida strains causing progressive atrophic rhinitis (PAR) in pigs. A high frequency of P. multocida isolates harboring the toxA gene has been found among ovine pneumonic isolates, although the ability of these isolates to express PMT has never been examined. In this study we have investigated the ability of ovine toxA+ P. multocida isolates (n = 57) to express a functional toxin by detection of PMT toxin antigen using an ELISA test and its cytopath… Leer más

April 1st, 2019

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Research in Veterinary Science

National colistin sales versus colistin resistance in Spanish pig production

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Colistin resistance was associated with infrequent spontaneous mutations that reduce bacterial fitness until 2015, when the plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 was discovered in China (Liu et al., 2016). The mcr-1 gene was reported for the first time in Southern Europe in 2016 in nine strains of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica from farm animals (poultry and pigs) (Quesada et al., 2016). Currently, eight different mcr genes have been reported (mcr-1 to 8) (Garcia et al., 2018) (Yang et al., 2018) (Wang et al., 2018). Nevertheless, only mcr-1, 3, and 4 have been found in Spa… Leer más

- ¿Cuáles están siendo los resultados del Programa Reduce Colistina en porcino? - porcino.info

March 27th, 2019

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Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Circulation of plasmids harboring resistance genes to quinolones and/or extended-spectrum cephalosporins in multiple Salmonella enterica serotypes from swine in the United States

Investigation article published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica (NTS) poses a major public-health risk worldwide that is amplified by the existence of antimicrobial resistant strains, especially to quinolones and extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESC). Little is known on the dissemination of plasmids harboring the acquired genetic determinants that confer resistance to these antimicrobials across NTS serotypes from livestock in the United States.NTS isolates (n=183) from U.S. swine clinical cases retrieved during 2014-2016 were selected for sequencing based on their phenotypic resistance to enrofloxacin (quinolone) or cefti… Leer más

March 4th, 2019

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BMC Veterinary Research

Immune related genes as markers for monitoring health status of honey bee colonies

Investigation published in BMC Veterinary Research

Background Honey bee population decline threatens the beekeeping sector, agriculture and global biodiversity. Early detection of colony mortality may facilitate rapid interventions to contain and prevent mortality spread. Among others, deformed wing virus (DWV) is capable of inducing colony losses, especially when combined with Varroa destructor mite. Since the bee immune system plays a crucial role in ensuring that bees are able to face these pathogens, we explored whether expression of immune genes could serve as biomarkers of colony health. Results Herein, we describe a preliminary immun… Leer más

March 4th, 2019

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Validation of a Real-Time PCR for the Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Members in Bovine Tissue Samples

Investigation article published in Frontiers in veterinary science

Although the post-mortem diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis is mainly achieved through microbiological culture, the development of other techniques to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) members directly from tissue samples has been pursued. The present study describes the development, optimization and validation of a Real-Time PCR based on the mpb70 gene to detect MTBC members in clinical tissue samples from cattle. Specific primers and a hybridization probe were used to amplify MTBC-specific sequences in order to avoid cross-reaction with non-MTBC species. An Internal Amplificatio… Leer más

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Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 196 ZTA 72 MYC 17
2 ICM 196 SUAT 67 ZTA 10
3 MYC 178 MYC 61 SUAT 9
4 SUAT 161 ICM 39 ICM 6
5 NED 66 NED 10 SEC 3
  VISAVET 803 267 51

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Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 3.477 ZTA 3.563 ZTA 3.379
2 DICM 2.766 DICM 2.766 ICM 3.099
3 MYC 2.513 ICM 2.485 SAP 2.903
4 SAP 2.483 SUAT 2.412 DICM 2.766
5 SUAT 2.441 SAP 2.313 NED 2.62
VISAVET 2.609 2.561 2.250

ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo.
1 Vet. Microbiol. 64 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 27
2 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 42 Res. Vet. Sci. 20
3 J. Clin. Microbiol. 38 Vet. Microbiol. 15
4 Res. Vet. Sci. 34 PLoS ONE 15
5 Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 32 BMC Vet. Res 14
  All journals 215   All journals 27

PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 21 ZTA 8 MYC 1
2 SUAT 20 SUAT 6 NED 1
3 ICM 11 MYC 3
4 MYC 11 NED 3
5 NED 6 ICM 2
  VISAVET 74 23 2

Master Thesis
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1 SUAT 17 ZTA 4 MYC 1
2 ZTA 13 MYC 3 NED 1
3 MYC 10 NED 3
4 ICM 7 SAP 1
5 NED 7 ICM 1
  VISAVET 56 12 2