Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)


The Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) is the animal health research program of Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), its hosting institution. IRTA is a research institute owned by the Government of Catalonia (Spain) ascribed to the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (DARP), which is also a CERCA institute.

CReSA activity is executed at the Edifici CReSA, which is a technologically advanced building, with conventional laboratories as well as biocontainment with level-3 biosafety (BSL-3) laboratories and animal facilities. CReSA is located within the campus of the UAB (Barcelona, Spain).

CReSA together with the BSL3 infrastructure of Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA-INIA), configures the so-called Red de Laboratorios de Alta Seguridad Biológica (RLASB, www.rlasb.es , High Biological Security Laboratories Network). The RLASB is a singular scientific and technological infrastructure (ICTS) of the Spanish Government. CReSA is also participating in the Red de Laboratorios de Alerta Biológica (RE-LAB, Biological Alert Laboratory Network), at Spanish level, and is one of the corner-stones of animal disease surveillance for the Catalan government. Recently, CReSA has been recognized as OIE Collaborating Centre for research and control for emerging and re-emerging swine diseases in Europe and OIE Reference Centre for Classical Swine Fever.

The research at CReSA is being performed under the umbrella of three major activities: basic and applied independent research based on national and international projects (organized in 3 research subprograms on epidemiology and risk assessment, endemic diseases and transboundary diseases), services for public administrations and research contracts with agri-food sector companies.

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2020-11-18
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8 p, 651.4 KB Long-Term Dynamics of Bluetongue Virus in Wild Ruminants : relationship with Outbreaks in Livestock in Spain, 2006-2011 / Lorca Oró, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; López Olvera, Jorge R. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei d'Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge) ; Ruiz-Fons, Francisco (Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos) ; Acevedo, Pelayo (Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos) ; García-Bocanegra, Ignacio (Universidad de Córdoba. Departamento de Sanidad Animal) ; Oleaga, Álvaro (Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos) ; Gortázar, Christian ; Pujols, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA))
Wild and domestic ruminants are susceptible to Bluetongue virus (BTV) infection. Three BTV serotypes (BTV-4, BTV-1 and BTV-8) have been detected in Spain in the last decade. Even though control strategies have been applied to livestock, BTV circulation has been frequently detected in wild ruminant populations in Spain. [...]
2014 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0100027
PloS one, Vol. 9 Núm. 6 (Juny 2014)  
2020-09-07
03:54
11 p, 3.3 MB Repurposing bioenergetic modulators against protozoan parasites responsible for tropical diseases / Martínez-Flórez, Alba (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Farmacologia, de Terapèutica i de Toxicologia) ; Galizzi, Melina (University of Georgia. Complex Carbohydrate Research Center) ; Izquierdo, Luis (Universitat de Barcelona. Hospital Clínic. ISGlobal. Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB).) ; Bustamante, Juan M. (University of Georgia. Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.) ; Rodriguez, Ana (New York University School of Medicine. Department of Microbiology) ; Rodriguez, Fernando (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Rodríguez-Cortés, Alhelí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Farmacologia, de Terapèutica i de Toxicologia) ; Alberola, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Farmacologia, de Terapèutica i de Toxicologia)
Malaria, leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis are arthropod-borne, parasitic diseases that constitute a major global health problem. They are generally found in developing countries, where lack of access to preventive tools and treatment hinders their management. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2020.07.002
International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, Vol. 14 (july 2020) , p. 17-27  
2020-08-31
03:54
6 p, 1.2 MB Effect of soybean expeller supplementation during the final phase of sow gestation on litter birth weight / Mignaco, Santiago Masi (Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto. Facultad de Agronomía y Veterinaria. Departamento de Patología Animal.) ; Alba-Casals, Ana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Carranza, Alicia (Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto. Facultad de Agronomía y Veterinaria. Departamento de Patología Animal.) ; Parada, Julián (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Córdoba, Argentina)
Nutrition plays a key role in the production of pigs, especially in pregnant sows, where modifications in nutritional requirements can affect their productive performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate nutritional supplementation with soybean expeller in sows during the last third of the gestation period and its effect on litter birth weight. [...]
2020 - 10.14202/vetworld.2020.1245-1250
Veterinary World, Vol. 13 (july 2020) , p. 1245-1250  
2020-08-03
04:35
5 p, 881.7 KB Detection of West Nile virus lineage 2 in North-Eastern Spain (Catalonia) / Busquets, Núria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA) ; Laranjo-González, Minerva (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Soler, Mercè (Servei de Prevenció en Salut Animal) ; Nicolás, Olga (Centre de Fauna de Vallcalent) ; Rivas, Raquel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Talavera Forcades, Sandra (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Villalba, Rubén (Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAPAMA)) ; San Miguel, Elena (Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAPAMA)) ; Torner, Núria (CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP)) ; Aranda, Carles (Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat) ; Napp Avelli, Sebastián (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)
In September 2017, West Nile virus () lineage 2 was detected in Catalonia (Northern Spain) in northern goshawks by passive surveillance. The phylogenetic analyses showed that it was related to the Central/Southern European strains, evidencing lineage 2 spread to Western Europe. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/tbed.13086
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Vol. 66 (december 2018) , p. 617-621  
2020-07-28
06:47
12 p, 874.3 KB Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles and Characterization of Escherichia coli Strains from Cases of Neonatal Diarrhea in Spanish Pig Farms / Vidal, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Aguirre, Laia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Seminati, Chiara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Tello, Montse (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Redondo, Noelia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Martín, Margarita (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Darwich Soliva, Laila (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA))
Escherichia coli is considered one of the most common agents associated with neonatal diarrhea in piglets. The aim of this work was to characterize the pathogenic and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles of 122 E. [...]
2020 - 10.3390/vetsci7020048
Veterinary Sciences, Vol. 48, núm. 7 (april 2020)  
2020-07-13
09:10
11 p, 1.9 MB Porcine circovirus 3 is highly prevalent in serum and tissues and may persistently infect wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa) / Klaumann, Francini (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals) ; Dias-Alves, Andrea (Zoo de Barcelona) ; Cabezón Ponsoda, Óscar (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA)) ; Mentaberre García, Gregorio (Universitat de Lleida (UdL). Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agraria (ETSEA)) ; Castillo-Contreras, Raquel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia) ; López Béjar, Manel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Casas-Díaz, Encarna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei d'Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge) ; Sibila, Marina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA)) ; Correa-Fiz, Florencia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA)) ; Segalés Coma, Joaquim (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Porcine circovirus 3 (-3) prevalence has been minimally investigated in wild boar; dynamics of infection and viral tissue distribution are currently unknown. In this study, serum samples from 518 wild boar (from years 2004 to 2018) were used to study frequency of infection. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/tbed.12988
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Vol. 66 (august 2018) , p. 91-101  
2020-07-13
09:10
12 p, 427.1 KB Effect of Environmental Enrichment and Herbal Compounds-Supplemented Diet on Pig Carcass, Meat Quality Traits, and Consumers' Acceptability and Preference / Casal i Plana, Nicolau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments) ; Font-i-Furnols, Maria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Gispert, Marina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA-IRTA)) ; Manteca Vilanova, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments) ; Fàbrega, Emma (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments)
Interest in animal welfare has increased and been considered a relevant attribute for the concept of the ethical quality of pig products. The present study suggests that consumers would appreciate particular improvements on animal welfare such as providing environmental enrichment or herbal compounds. [...]
2018 - 10.3390/ani8070118
Animals, Vol. 8 (july 2018)  
2020-07-13
08:02
6 p, 670.0 KB Antimicrobial resistance profile and prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL), AmpC beta-lactamases and colistin resistance (mcr) genes in Escherichia coli from swine between 1999 and 2018 / Aguirre, Laia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Vidal, Anna (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Seminati, Chiara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Tello, Montse (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Redondo, Noelia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals) ; Darwich Soliva, Laila (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA)) ; Martín Castillo, Margarita (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA))
The frequent usage of antibiotics in livestock has led to the spread of resistant bacteria within animals and their products, with a global warning in public health and veterinarians to monitor such resistances. [...]
2020 - 10.1186/s40813-020-00146-2
Porcine Health Management, Vol. 6 (april 2020)  
2020-07-13
08:02
6 p, 935.0 KB Knowledge and attitudes about rabies in dog-bite victims in Bangladesh / Alam, Ahmed Nawsher (Institute of Public Health. Bangladesh) ; Siddiqua, Mahmuda (Ibn Sina Medical College. Bangladesh) ; Casal i Fàbrega, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA))
Rabies is an important zoonotic disease that causes several thousand deaths in Asian countries. Bangladesh launched an elimination programme in 2010 based on the mass vaccination of dogs, management of dog bites, application of post-exposure prophylaxis and communication and social mobilization. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100126
One Health, Vol. 9 (june 2020)  
2020-07-06
05:31
8 p, 204.3 KB The challenge of PRRS immunology / Mateu de Antonio, Enric (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i Anatomia Animals) ; Díaz, Ivan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA))
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most challenging subjects of research in veterinary viral immunology, and the immune response against PRRS virus (PRRSV) still is poorly understood. [...]
2007 - 10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.05.022
Veterinary Journal (London, England : 1997), Vol. 177 (july 2007) , p. 345-351