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May 9th, 2022

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Cecilia Aguilar Vega

New tools to prevent the endemism of bluetongue

Cecilia Aguilar Vega defended the PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid


Bluetongue is a transboundary arboviral disease transmitted mainly by species of the genus Culicoides. It affects essentially ruminants and has a great socioeconomic and animal health impact in areas where is present. Hence, it is a notifiable disease for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). At the end of the 20th century, it was considered an exotic disease in Europe, however, since 1998 there has been an incessant introduction and subsequent circulation of different strains of the bluetongue virus (BTV), the etiological agent of the disease. Its importance for the livestock indust… Leer más



November 17th, 2021

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Daniel García Párraga

Advances in diving pathophysiology knowledge in sea turtles: The discovery of decompression sickness

Daniel García Párraga defended the PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid


Decompression sickness (DCS), clinically diagnosed by reversal of symptoms after recompression treatment, has never been reported in breath hold divers, despite the predictable occurrence in their tissues when nitrogen stresses high enough to lead to bubble formation and lesions based on studies in terrestrial experimental models. In marine mammals, lesions compatible with DCS were described in post mortem studies, in cases where altered diving behavior is assumed because of exposure to high-powered underwater acoustic sources (e.g., active military sonar) and in cases of animals accidentally … Leer más



September 15th, 2021

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Natalia Lopez García

Molecular diagnosis of bovine genital campylobacterosis: comparative study of three PCR techniques

Degree Final Project defended by Natalia Lopez García


Campylobacter fetus is the causative agent of bovine genital campylobacteriosis (BGC), a venereal disease that causes infertility in cattle. It is also a zoonotic pathogen. Traditionally, culture and identification through biochemical tests are considered the “gold standard” technique to identify C. fetus. The main drawback of this methodology is its low sensitivity since C. fetus has very demanding growth conditions. In addition, biochemical tests for identifying both species and subspecies are scarce and frequently throw ambiguous results. There are different molecular techniques described … Leer más



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


Glanders and dourine are infectious diseases that affect equines and are caused by Burkholderia mallei and Trypanosoma equiperdum, respectively. Transmission of B. mallei occurs mainly due to consumption of contaminated water or food, through skin and mucous membrane lesions, by inhalation, and by fomites, while transmission of T. equiperdum occurs by venereal route. Both agents produce asymptomatic carriers and, in the case of glanders, disease in human beings. There are different techniques available for the diagnosis of glanders and dourine, the main one being complement fixation test (CFT)… Leer más



July 27th, 2021

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Mª Victoria Ortega García

Detection of Leishmania spp. in atypical reservoirs and molecular characterisation

PhD Thesis defense by Mª Victoria Ortega García at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid


Leishmaniasis is a group of parasitic diseases of zoonotic and anthroponotic origin caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, within the Trypanosomatidae family. Transmission to the vertebrate host occurs through the bite of female sandfly, blood-sucking insects belonging to the genera Phlebotomus (Old World) or Lutzomyia (New World), within the Psychodidae family. Among the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis ranks second as the most frequent cause of death in the world behind malaria. In addition, this disease is included in the group of neglected tropical diseases (NTD), and is present in m… Leer más



July 16th, 2021

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Luisa Blondeau León

Estudio de la seguridad y la transmisión de la vacuna oral frente a la peste porcina africana entre jabalí y cerdo doméstico. Seguimiento mediante vigilancia de los contactos inter-específicos

Degree Final Project defended by Luisa Blondeau León


Este Trabajo Fin de Grado se ha centrado en la transmisión de una cepa vacunal frente al virus de la peste porcina africana (vPPA) entre jabalí y cerdo doméstico. Esta evaluación se basa en la monitorización sanitaria y de los contactos inter-específicos entre los animales vacunados y no vacunados. El estudio ha sido realizado en condiciones de bioseguridad de nivel 3 (BSL3), en una población experimental de jabalíes y cerdos domésticos. Los jabalíes fueron vacunados oralmente previo al inicio de los contactos inter-específicos. Estos contactos fueron monitorizados mediante videovigilancia dur… Leer más



July 16th, 2021

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Raul Manjavacas Pintado

Estudio anatomopatológico y de PCR de la infección por el virus de la mixomatosis y sus variantes en liebre y conejo

Raul Manjavacas Pintado defended this Degree Final Project


Myxomatosis is a characteristic viral disease of rabbits caused by classical Myxoma virus (MYXV), a leporipoxvirus introduced in Europe in the 1950s classically affecting European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and causing high lethality. However, in 2018 Iberian hares (Lepus granatensis) from Spain exhibited symptoms compatible with myxomatosis. In the wake of this outbreak, a new recombinant strain of Myxoma virus (MYXV-Tol) was identified. In order to study the distribution of these two variants and their involvement in pathology, 14 animals (8 rabbits and 6 hares) from Madrid and Castilla… Leer más



July 15th, 2021

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Carlos Neila Mota

Estudio histopatológico e inmunohistoquímico de las proteínas de matriz extracelular (fibronectina, colágeno I y colágeno III) en la tuberculosis caprina (Mycobacterium caprae)

Degree Final Project defended by Carlos Neila Mota


La lesión resultante de la interacción entre Mycobacterium y la respuesta inmunitaria del hospedador es el granuloma tuberculoso, una estructura altamente compleja, dinámica, compacta, avascular e hipóxica cuya función es contener y neutralizar la infección por micobacterias en el tejido. Los granulomas tuberculosos, excepto en fases incipientes, están característicamente parcial o totalmente encapsulados por tejido conjuntivo, que tiene la función de contener la infección, aislando e impidiendo la diseminación de las micobacterias y delimitando la lesión del tejido sano. El objetivo de este e… Leer más



July 13rd, 2021

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Eliazar Camino Gutiérrez

Strategies for the prevention and control of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in the equine population of Spain

Eliazar Camino Gutiérrez defended the PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid


Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is a parasitic disease of equids (horses, donkeys, mules and zebras) caused by two intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites within the phylum Apicomplexa: Theileria equi (previously named Babesia equi) and Babesia caballi. These parasites are mainly trasmitted by ixodid tick species belonging to several genera such as Dermacentor, Hyalomma and Rhipicephalus; however, transmission may also occur vertically in utero and iatrogenically. This disease has a hyperacute, acute, subacute or chronic form; affected animals often show variable and nonspecific clinical signs such as… Leer más



June 24th, 2021

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Laura Montecino Fernández

Detección y estudio genómico de genes asociados a la resistencia a colistina

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


La colistina es un antimicrobiano dosis-dependiente catiónico perteneciente a la familia de las polimixinas, cuya diana es la membrana externa de las bacterias Gram negativas, en concreto el lipopolisacárido (LPS), con el objetivo de aumentar la permeabilidad de la membrana provocando la fuga del contenido citoplasmático y la muerte de la bacteria. Debido sus efectos adversos, su uso se limitó y quedó prácticamente obsoleto en medicina humana, mientras que en medicina veterinaria se ha utilizado ampliamente durante décadas enfermedades infecciosas causadas por enterobacterias. Hace unos años s… Leer más




Last PhD Thesis
Last Master Thesis
Last Degree Thesis
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PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 24 ZTA 6 NED 1
2 ZTA 23 SUAT 4 SUAT 1
3 MYC 13 MYC 3 SEVISEQ 1
4 ICM 11 NED 3
5 NED 7 SEVISEQ 1
  VISAVET 87 19 4

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

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