Juan José Badiola

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Small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV = maedi-visna in sheep and caprine arthritis encephalitis in goats) are distributed throughout most countries of the world, particularly Europe. Laboratories from 16 European countries established collaborations within the framework of a COST (CO-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) action sponsored(More)
The Rasa Aragonesa sheep is the second most important Spanish breed after the Merino breed. Reported here is the prion protein (PrP) haplotype frequency distribution for scrapie-related codons (136, 154 and 171) and a sequencing study of the complete PrP gene open reading frame for this breed and six other closely related breeds. The study includes four(More)
Paratuberculosis lesions in naturally infected sheep were classified histologically. Adult sheep (n = 166) culled for various reasons, from four flocks in which clinical cases of the disease had occurred, were studied. Eight-two sheep (49.4%) showed lesions that could be divided into three main categories. Type 1 lesions, found in 24.1% of these animals,(More)
Lentivirus infections in small ruminants represent an economic problem affecting several European countries with important sheep-breeding industries. Programs for control and eradication of these infections are being initiated and require reliable screening assays. This communication describes the construction and evaluation of a new serological screening(More)
This work represents a comprehensive pathological description of the retina and visual pathways in naturally affected Scrapie sheep. Twenty naturally affected Scrapie sheep and 6 matched controls were used. Eyes, optic nerves and brain from each animal were fixed and histologically processed using hematoxylin-eosin, followed by immunohistochemical staining(More)
Small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) are widely spread in many countries, including Spain. However, little is known about the genetic characteristics of Spanish goat and sheep SRLV. In this study, segments from three genomic regions (pol, gag-p25 and LTR) were amplified using DNA isolated from three Spanish autochthonous sheep (one) and goats (two). Animals(More)
Maedi-visna virus (MVV) seroprevalence associated with consumption of colostrum from seropositive ewes was investigated in 276 housed lambs from birth to 300 days-old. At birth, lambs were allocated to five experimental groups according to the maternal MVV-serological status, source and mode of feeding colostrum (bovine or ovine and bottle fed or suckled(More)
Maedi-Visna Virus (MVV) seroprevalence and its relationship with housing and mode of rearing of replacement ewe-lambs was investigated in 38 non-randomly selected sheep-flocks in Spain. They included extensive lamb-producing Manchega cross-bred flocks raised almost permanently at pasture, semi-intensive Latxa dairy flocks housed 2-8 months/year and(More)
A recent large-scale experimental study showed that bottle-feeding ovine colostrum from seropositive ewes results in high MVV-seroconversion in lambs. In contrast, relatively few lambs that naturally suckled colostrum from seropositive dams seroconverted as a result of it. Furthermore, lambs fed uninfected bovine colostrum readily seroconverted when mixed(More)
We assessed three different visualization systems used routinely in research and diagnosis of transmissable spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) to demonstrate whether the methodology applied to immunohistochemical (IHC) examination may alter the results concerning detection of prion protein (PrPsc) in the lymphoreticular system (LRS):(More)