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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

Universidad Complutense de Madrid via FutureLearn

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Explore the science behind animal viruses and how they are transmitted

Animal viruses cause huge economic losses to farmers and severe emotional distress to animal owners.

They may even be transmitted to humans, known as zoonosis, posing important questions about their spread and control.

In this course, you will learn about animal viruses, such as parvovirus, that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases, including zoonotic diseases.

The course has been developed by a team at the Complutense University of Madrid, who are all experienced in teaching virology and infectious diseases at veterinary schools at Madrid and Alfort.

This course is designed for anyone with a keen interest in the science behind animal viruses and animal diseases. It will be particularly useful to veterinary and science students wishing to complement their studies and anyone working in animal health and welfare.

A basic knowledge of biology is desirable, although not required. Though some aspects may be basic for specialists, such as veterinarians, the course will certainly complement their previous knowledge.

No specific hardware or other resources is required. A few steps will require padlet, which is freely available online.

Please note that the videos for this course are delivered in Spanish, with English subtitles and transcripts.

Taught by

Esperanza Gomez-Lucia


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  • Anonymous
    I am student of Veterinary sciences of University of Agriculture Faisalabad in Pakistan. This course is very helpful for my degree to learn more about animals disease and their transmission. Due to lot of zoonotic disease develop from animals viruses this course will help to identify these viruses.
  • Birhanu Admasu Wolde
    understanding of viral disease and their way of transmission is the core point to alleviate the problem and also to improve the productivity of livestock.

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