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June 17th, 2024

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Elena Fernández Cabrera

Evaluación de la resistencia antimicrobiana en Salmonella y Escherichia coli en alimentos en puestos de control fronterizo de España (2021-2023)

Elena Fernández Cabrera defended this presentation at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid in order to obtain the Master of Research

Escherichia coli y Salmonella son dos microorganismos pertenecientes a la familia Enterobacteriaceae que forman parte de la microbiota intestinal comensal de la mayoría de mamíferos, aunque también existen cepas patógenas capaces de causar infecciones. Estas bacterias pueden presentar una gran diversidad de mecanismos de resistencia antimicrobiana, siendo la producción de betalactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEEs) y betalactamasas tipo AmpC los más comunes y, en menor medida, las carbapenemasas, que a su vez es el mecanismo más preocupante. Estas enzimas confieren resistencia a los betalactá… Leer más

June 12nd, 2024

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Ignacio Vargas Castro

New perspectives in the study of mayor emerging diseases in cetaceans: advances in the understanding of Herpesviruses, Morbilliviruses and Brucella

PhD Thesis defense by Ignacio Vargas Castro at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid

The importance of cetacean conservation in scientific research is increasingly prominent, giving rise to growing global concern due to the extinction threat faced by several cetacean species. The protection and preservation of these animals benefit the entire marine ecosystem, as they are considered umbrella species. Furthermore, their charisma and popularity make them flagship species, playing a significant role in raising awareness and promoting conservation among the general public. Additionally, they serve a crucial function as sentinels of ocean health. On the other hand, the "One Heal… Leer más

June 6th, 2024

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Javier Ortega Martín

Study of factors affecting the diagnostic performance of cellular and humoral-based techniques for caprine tuberculosis

PhD Thesis defense by Javier Ortega Martín at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid

Caprine tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonotic mycobacteriosis caused by members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), mainly M. caprae and M. bovis. Due to its health and economic impact, this disease is subject to surveillance and eradication programs. In Spain, certain regions have been established specific eradication programs for those caprine herds epidemiologically related to cattle herds. In addition, caprine TB eradication programs have been implemented in some Autonomous Communities, also included in a specific manual of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain i… Leer más

June 1st, 2024

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Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in domestic goats in Southern Spain

Investigation published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC), which can affect a wide variety of domestic and wild animal species. Although the role of goats as a reservoir of MTC bacteria has been evidenced, information about the circulation of MTC strains in this species is still very scarce. The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence, spatial distribution, risk factors and MTC spoligotypes circulating in goats from Andalusia (Southern Spain), the Spanish region with the largest goat census and a hotspot… Leer más

- Las cabras pueden desempeñar un papel en el mantenimiento de la tuberculosis en el sur de España - diarioveterinario.com

May 31st, 2024

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Veterinary Research

Neuropathological lesions in intravenous BCG-stimulated K18-hACE2 mice challenged with SARS-CoV-2

Investigation article published in Veterinary Research

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, questions emerged about the potential effects of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine on the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, including the neurodegenerative diseases it may contribute to. To explore this, an experimental study was carried out in BCG-stimulated and non-stimulated k18-hACE2 mice challenged with SARS-CoV-2. Viral loads in tissues determined by RT-qPCR, histopathology in brain and lungs, immunohistochemical study in brain (IHC) as well as mortality rates, clinical signs and plasma inflammatory and coagulation bi… Leer más

May 22nd, 2024

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José Luis Crespo Picazo

Patología y causas de varamiento en tortugas marinas de la Comunidad Valenciana

PhD Thesis defense by José Luis Crespo Picazo at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid

The aim of this thesis is to apply epidemiological surveillance as a fundamental tool to learn about the occurrence of diseases and causes of death in a population in a given area, to monitor them over time and to propase control or mitigation strategies in management plans. In the case of the Valencian Community, as in many other regions at national and international level, a complete study of the pathologies and causes of death of sea turtles has not yet been carried out. This thesis is an ordered, systematic and complete study of the sea turtles that appeared in the Valencian Community duri… Leer más

May 21st, 2024

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Editorial: Pathogen transmission at the domestic-wildlife interface: a growing challenge that requires integrated solutions

Frontiers in veterinary science publish this investigation article

Wildlife has coexisted with domestic animals in dynamic systems over thousands of years. Domestic-wildlife interfaces are intricate, encompassing physical spaces where wild and domestic species overlap and potentially interact, posing risks of pathogen transmission. The nature of this interface has changed over time and across landscapes, leading to continuous emergence of different conflicts. In addition, human processes that alter ecosystems have led to more interconnected interfaces and increased opportunities for the emergence and spread of shared pathogens (1). The main goal of this Rese… Leer más

May 18th, 2024

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Veterinary Pathology

Neurobrucellosis (Brucella ceti) in striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba): Immunohistochemical studies on immune response and neuroinflammation

Investigation published in Veterinary Pathology

Neurobrucellosis is a shared condition of cetaceans and humans. However, the pathogenesis and immune response in cetacean neurobrucellosis has not been extensively studied. In this multicentric investigation, 21 striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) neurobrucellosis (Brucella ceti) cases diagnosed over a 10-year period (2012-2022) were retrospectively evaluated. For each case, morphological changes were assessed by evaluating 21 histological parameters. Furthermore, the immunohistochemical expression of Brucella antigen, glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), and a selection of inflammatory c… Leer más

May 3rd, 2024

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One Health

Non-invasive surveillance of shared pathogens in the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) human interface

Investigation article published in One Health

Multi-host communities are perfect scenarios for the emergence and spread of pathogens, threatening the recovery of endangered, isolated, or inbred populations, such as the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in northwestern Spain. The population recovery in recent years has forced bears to occupy highly anthropized areas, increasing their interaction with human and domestic animals, with potential consequences for global health. During 2022-2023 a survey of parasites, bacteria and viruses shared between wildlife, domestic animals and humans was performed in this population using non-invasive surveillan… Leer más

May 1st, 2024

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Equine veterinary journal

Detection of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in urine samples during outbreaks of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy

Equine veterinary journal publish this investigation article

Background: Real-time PCR is the diagnostic technique of choice for the diagnosis and control of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in an outbreak setting. The presence of EHV-1 in nasal swabs (NS), whole blood, brain and spinal cord samples has been extensively described; however, there are no reports on the excretion of EHV-1 in urine, its DNA detection patterns, and the role of urine in viral spread during an outbreak. Objectives: To determine the presence of EHV-1 DNA in urine during natural infection and to compare the DNA detection patterns of EHV-1 in urine, buffy coat (BC) and NS. Study de… Leer más

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ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 250 SUAT 62 SUAT 16
2 ICM 239 ZTA 53 SAP 11
3 MYC 227 MYC 49 MYC 10
4 SUAT 220 ICM 42 ICM 6
5 NED 75 SAP 31 ZTA 6
  VISAVET 1127 316 56

Impact Factor Average
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 3.907 ZTA 5.359 ZTA 6.183
2 SAP 3.818 SUAT 4.202 SAP 6.06
3 SUAT 2.988 SAP 4.095 NED 4.3
4 MYC 2.8 NED 3.858 SUAT 3.713
5 DICM 2.776 ICM 3.776 MYC 3.19
VISAVET 3.284 4.882 6.608

ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo.
1 Transbound Emerg Dis 93 Front Vet Sci 35
2 Vet Microbiol 88 Transbound Emerg Dis 32
3 Prev Vet Med 77 Animals 15
4 Front Vet Sci 62 Res Vet Sci 14
5 PLoS ONE 56 Sci Rep 14
  All journals 355   All journals 39

PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
2 ZTA 24 MYC 3 MYC 1
3 MYC 14 ZTA 3 ZTA 1
  VISAVET 99 23 9

Master Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 17 ZTA 2 ZTA 1
3 MYC 10
4 NED 7
5 ICM 7
  VISAVET 60 4 2