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September 18th, 2023

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Abel Dorrego Rodríguez

Persistence of equine herpesvirus type 1 in urine

Abel Dorrego Rodríguez defended this presentation at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid in order to obtain the Master of Research


Equine herpesvirus type 1 is a highly contagious virus distributed globally that causes respiratory, reproductive, and neurological disease in horses. It often presents itself in the form of outbreaks where rapid diagnosis is essential. The description of the virus`s presence in urine opens the door to its use as a diagnostic sample. This study was conducted in order to understand the behaviour of the virus in this fluid and to establish the most suitable preservation method. The virus was artificially inoculated into samples from 6 horses, assessing how the concentration varied over time and… Leer más



September 14th, 2023

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Mónica Alonso Fernández

Evaluation of diagnostic tests for the detection of tuberculosis in cervids

Mónica Alonso Fernández defended this Degree Final Project


Tuberculosis is one of the infectious diseases with the greatest impact worldwide, caused by bacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, capable of affecting both humans and animals. The first actions to establish control of bovine tuberculosis in Spain started in the middle of the 20th century, which has led to a decrease in the incidence and prevalence in animals. Wildlife is an important reservoir for domestic cattle, which makes eradication difficult. Cervids are one of the main reservoirs of tuberculosis for cattle, especially red deer (Cervus elaphus) and fallow deer (Dama dama).… Leer más



September 14th, 2023

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Daniel Peromingo Fernández

Surveillance of zoonotic pathogens in wild birds in the Community of Madrid

Daniel Peromingo Fernández defended this Degree Final Project


Wild birds are important reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens, although the risk of transmission to humans is quantitatively lower than for other mammalian host groups, due to their phylogenetic distance. The main epidemiological determinants of wild birds in relation to zoonoses include migratory movements and their association with emerging and re-emerging diseases, and their ability to adapt to urban environments, which is associated with increased exposure to humans. Both psittacosis and West Nile fever are zoonoses of great public health relevance and share their reservoir in birds. The aim o… Leer más



September 6th, 2023

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Coral Polo Vaquero

New approaches in the control of infectious fertility problems in extensive cattle

PhD Thesis defense by Coral Polo Vaquero at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid


In Spain, extensive cattle farming is a sector characterized by its priority orientation towards beef production and whose main objective from a productive point of view is to maximize the number of calves per cow and year. Extensive exploitation systems may be able to use the natural resources of the environment, contributing to the maintenance of resilient ecosystems as long as they are properly managed. In 2020, Spain generated the 24 % of beef within the European Union (EU), being the third main beef producing country. However, the average annual fertility rates of this sector in Spain is … Leer más



July 20th, 2023

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Irene del Corral Medina

Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC-Producing E. coli in Production Animals in Spain During the Period 2014-2018

PhD Thesis defense by Irene del Corral Medina at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid


Escherichia coli is a microorganism found as part of the commensal intestinal microbiota of mammals but can also cause infections with clinical consequences. This bacterium can harbor a large diversity of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, with the production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL), AmpC beta-lactamases, and carbapenemases being among the most concerning. These enzymes confer resistance to beta-lactams, one of the most widely used antimicrobial families in human and veterinary medicine. The increasing presence of ESBL/AmpC-producing E. coli in humans and animals has led … Leer más



June 20th, 2023

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Jaime Ricón Fernández de la Puente

Evaluation of the effect of recent intradermal tuberculin test on the specific humoral-based response in milk samples from tuberculosis-free goats

Degree Final Project defended by Jaime Ricón Fernández de la Puente


Goat tuberculosis (TB) is a disease with a significant economic and health impact, subject to control and eradication programs in some areas of the Spanish territory, which employ diagnostic tests such as single or comparative intradermal tuberculin (SIT and CIT respectively) tests) and occasionally, the interferon-gamma test (IGRA). These plans are based on the detection and slaughter of positive animals; however, diagnostic tests have limitations, and new techniques have been sought to increase their specificity (Sp) and sensitivity (Se). One of these techniques is the P22 ELISA, a humoral-b… Leer más



January 20th, 2023

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Víctor Lorente Leal

New Methodologies for the Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis

PhD Thesis defense by Víctor Lorente Leal at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid


Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a serious infectious disease of bovids that is subjected to eradication programmes around the world due to its negative effect in animal health and production, as well as its zoonotic potential. Despite the great advances in the eradication of the disease, bTB is still an ongoing problem in certain regions of the EU and Spain. The main objective of this doctoral thesis was the development of novel diagnostic and characterisation tools that can contribute in enhancing the efficiency of the eradication efforts. This was achieved through the development of sensitive a… Leer más



November 28th, 2022

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Aránzazu Buendía Andrés

Determination of reference intervals of haematological, biochemical and oxidative stress parameters in horses residing in equestrian centers in central Spain

PhD Thesis defense by Aránzazu Buendía Andrés at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid


Currently, one of the main areas of the equine sector in Spain is the use of the horse for pleasure and sports competition purposes at equestrian centres1. The equine veterinary clinician develops an essential role in the health surveillance of these horses and one of the most frequent tools is the completion of clinical analysis. For the correct interpretation of these analysis, reference intervals, defined by the range of values of an analyte from a population with a defined health status, are necessary. To date, the equine population living in equestrian centres at central Spain did not… Leer más



September 16th, 2022

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Andrea Brigidano Lopez

Modelo experimental para Streptococcus suis: evaluación comparativa de dos técnicas dirigidas a la determinación de la presencia del patógeno en tejidos

Degree Final Project defended by Andrea Brigidano Lopez


Streptococcus suis (S. suis) es uno de los patógenos más relevantes en sanidad animal a los que se enfrenta actualmente el sector porcino a nivel mundial. Además, tiene un carácter zoonótico de importancia para la salud pública. Sin embargo, las estrategias disponibles para su control son limitadas, especialmente en lo referido a la disponibilidad de vacunas comerciales, debido a la ausencia de inmunidad cruzada asociado a su gran variabilidad antigénica. Es por ello por lo que la utilización de modelos animales para el estudio de candidatos vacunales y el empleo de métodos diagnósticos sensib… Leer más



September 15th, 2022

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Eva Barrio Calvo

Evaluación de la serología para el diagnóstico de la tuberculosis en cérvidos

Eva Barrio Calvo defended this Degree Final Project


Fundamento y objetivo: Los cérvidos son reservorios de la tuberculosis (TB) para el ganado doméstico. La vigilancia de TB en cérvidos se basa sobre todo en el examen de lesiones compatibles con tuberculosis (LCT), cultivo e intradermotuberculinización (IDTB), aunque estas pruebas tienen ciertas limitaciones. Además, el Reglamento Delegado (UE) 2020/688 no especifica la prueba diagnóstica requerida para el movimiento de cérvidos dentro de la Unión Europea. Para este fin, es necesario una prueba rápida y coste-efectiva, entre las que se encuentran las pruebas de detección de anticuerpos. El obje… Leer más




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PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 25 MYC 3 ZTA 1
2 SUAT 24 NED 3 SEVISEQ 1
3 MYC 13 ZTA 3 ICM 1
4 ICM 12 SUAT 3
5 NED 8 SEVISEQ 2
  VISAVET 93 18 4

Master Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 17 ZTA 1 SEVISEQ 1
2 ZTA 14 SEVISEQ 1
3 MYC 10
4 NED 7
5 ICM 7
  VISAVET 59 3 1

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