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October 13rd, 2021

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Medical Mycology

Susceptibility testing of Prototheca bovis isolates from cases of bovine mastitis using the CLSI reference broth microdilution method and the Sensititre YeastOne colorimetric panel

Investigation article published in Medical Mycology

A total of 62 Prototheca bovis isolates from cases of bovine mastitis were tested for susceptibility to different antifungal compounds by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) reference microdilution method and a commercial colorimetric microdilution panel (Sensititre YeastOne). All isolates displayed low susceptibility to echinocandins (MICs > 8 μg/ml for anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin), flucytosine (MIC > 64 μg/ml), and the azoles enilconazole and fluconazole (MICs > 4 and > 64 μg/ml, respectively). Moreover, 45.2%, 32.3%, and 1.6% of isolates had … Leer más

October 11st, 2021

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Emerging microbes and infections

Genomic and Pathogenic Investigations of Streptococcus suis Serotype 7 Population derived from a Human Patient and Pigs

Investigation published in Emerging microbes and infections

Streptococcus suis is one of the important emerging zoonotic pathogens. Serotype 2 is most prevalent in patients worldwide. In the present study, we first isolated one S. suis serotype 7 strain GX69 from the blood culture of a patient with septicemia complicated with pneumonia in China. In order to deepen the understanding of S. suis serotype 7 population characteristics, we investigated the phylogenetic structure, genomic features, and virulence of S. suis serotype 7 population, including 35 strains and 79 genomes. Significant diversities were revealed in S. suis serotype 7 population, which … Leer más

September 15th, 2021

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Evaluation of PCR assays for Campylobacter fetus detection and discrimination between C. fetus subspecies in bovine preputial wash samples

Investigation article published in Theriogenology

Campylobacter fetus is a zoonotic pathogen found in cattle, in which it is one of the main causes of infectious infertility. Most diagnostic laboratories use PCR as quick easy tool for C. fetus identification. However, there is no standardized PCR assay for C. fetus detection and subspecies differentiation, hindering the comparison of results. In this study, we evaluated selected PCR assays targeting the 16S rRNA, gyrB, cpn60, cstA, cdtB and nahE genes for C. fetus identification and ISCfe1, sapB2, parA and virB11 for subspecies differentiation. Analytical sensitivity and specificity were asse… Leer más

September 15th, 2021

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Natalia Lopez García

Diagnostico molecular de la campilobacterosis genial bovina: estudio comparativo de tres técnicas de PCR

Degree Final Project defended by Natalia Lopez García

September 15th, 2021

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Carolina Belart Sainz

Seroprevalencia de muermo y durina previa a la exportación de caballos en España

Carolina Belart Sainz defended this Degree Final Project

September 10th, 2021

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Science of the total environment

The spatial ecology of red deer under different land use and management scenarios: Protected areas, mixed farms and fenced hunting estates

Investigation article published in Science of the total environment

The knowledge regarding the spatial ecology of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in different environments is crucial if effective management actions are to be designed. However, this knowledge continues to be scarce in the complex contexts of mixed land use and management circumstances. This study describes the spatial ecology of red deer monitored using GPS collars in Mediterranean ecosystems of South-Central Spain, considering the effect of individual and seasonal (food shortage period, rut, hunting season and food abundance period) factors on different land use and management scenarios, namely pro… Leer más

September 1st, 2021

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

African swine fever vaccine: Turning a dream into reality

Investigation published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

African swine fever (ASF) is currently threatening the swine industry at a global level. The disease originated in Africa has spread to Europe, Asia and Oceania, since 2007, reaching a pandemic dimension. Currently, the spread of ASF is unstoppable and that the development of a safe and effective vaccine is urgently required. The objective of this paper is to review the vaccine candidates tested during the 20th and 21st centuries, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of these studies and to highlight what we should learn. Several strategies have been explored to date, some of which have sh… Leer más

August 31st, 2021

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Conjugation Inhibitors Effectively Prevent Plasmid Transmission in Natural Environments

Investigation article published in MBio

Plasmid conjugation is a major route for the spread of antibiotic resistance genes. Inhibiting conjugation has been proposed as a feasible strategy to stop or delay the propagation of antibiotic resistance genes. Several compounds have been shown to be conjugation inhibitors in vitro, specifically targeting the plasmid horizontal transfer machinery. However, the in vivo efficiency and the applicability of these compounds to clinical and environmental settings remained untested. Here we show that the synthetic fatty acid 2-hexadecynoic acid (2-HDA), when used as a fish food supplement, lowers t… Leer más

August 27th, 2021

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Effect of the inoculation site of bovine and avian purified protein derivatives (PPDs) on the performance of the intradermal tuberculin test in goats from tuberculosis- free and infected herds

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science

The single and comparative intradermal tuberculin (SIT and CIT) tests are used for the ante-mortem diagnosis of caprine tuberculosis (TB). The tuberculin injection site has been associated with a different performance of the test in cattle. In contrast to that required in cattle in Europe (cervical injection), it can be carried out in the scapular region in goats. Nevertheless, there are no previous data concerning the effect of the injection site on the performance of the test in goats. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of two different inoculation sites (cervical and sc… Leer más

August 20th, 2021

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Epidemiological Factors Associated With Caligus rogercresseyi Infection, Abundance, and Spatial Distribution in Southern Chile

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science

Sea lice (Caligus rogercresseyi) are external parasites that affect farmed salmonids in Chile, and the scale of their sanitary and economic impact cannot be overstated. Even though space-time patterns suppose parasite aggregation, specific locations related to different infestation levels, as well as their associated factors across the geographic range involved, had not been investigated as of the writing of the present article. The understanding of the effects and factors entailed by the presence of C. rogercresseyi may be deemed a key element of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In the prese… Leer más

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Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 229 ZTA 63 ZTA 19
2 ICM 206 MYC 57 SUAT 11
3 MYC 199 SUAT 56 MYC 8
4 SUAT 185 ICM 34 ICM 5
5 NED 72 SAP 12 SAP 4
  VISAVET 970 304 69

Impact Factor Average
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 3.793 ZTA 4.841 ZTA 5.469
2 SAP 3.238 SAP 3.553 SUAT 4.321
3 DICM 2.776 SUAT 3.324 MYC 3.674
4 SUAT 2.721 NED 3.041 SEVISEQ 3.262
5 EPI 2.67 DICM 2.776 ICM 2.977
VISAVET 2.973 3.759 5.344

ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo.
1 Vet. Microbiol. 84 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 49
2 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 84 Front Vet Sci 40
3 Prev. Vet. Med. 73 Prev. Vet. Med. 22
4 PLoS ONE 54 PLoS ONE 21
5 Res. Vet. Sci. 47 Res. Vet. Sci. 18
  All journals 331   All journals 46

PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 23 ZTA 6 MYC 2
3 MYC 13 MYC 3 NED 1
4 ICM 11 NED 3 ZTA 1
  VISAVET 83 17 5

Master Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 17 ZTA 2 ZTA 1
2 ZTA 14 MYC 1
3 MYC 10 NED 1
4 ICM 7
5 NED 7
  VISAVET 58 5 1