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Graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, Spain in 1995
ECSRHM diplomate 2010
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Diplomate, Board member, Former president

Small ruminant health. Upper and lower respiratory diseases in adult sheep and lambs. Sheep managemen


Delia Lacasta graduated at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, Spain in 1995. Since that moment, she started working with sheep in a full time, first in a 2500 sheep farm during two years and later for a Sheep and Goat Breeder Healthy Group (SBHG), located in the south of Huesca, Spain, managing more than 20,000 sheep. There she was working for more than 13 years. At the same time, she developed the PhD degree on lambs’ respiratory diseases obtained in 2006 with Cum Laude qualification. She had been working with the GTV (ruminants specialize enterprise) of Zaragoza, Spain for 15 years as sheep respiratory disorders specialist and in 2005 she started working at the university as a part time lecturer. At this time and since 2010, she is working as a full time lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, Spain, being in charge of the Ruminant Clinical Service of this Faculty (SCRUM). She is Diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminants Health and Management (ECSRHM) since 2011 and she has published 40 publications in peer reviewed journals (within the impact factor system) and more than 70 publications in other national and international journals, furthermore she has more than 100 presentations in national and international scientific meetings. She was involved in the scientific committee of the ISVC of Harrogate, UK, in 2017, and will be involved on the next ISVC that will be held in Seville in 2021. Currently, she is vice-president of ECSRHM and member of the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC).

• Experimental infection with Salmonella enterica subsp. diarizonae serotype 61:k:1,5,(7) in sheep: Study of cell mediated immuneresponse. (2017) D. Lacasta, L. Figueras, J.P. Bueso, M. De las Heras, J.J. Ramos, L.M. Ferrer, J.M. González, M. Ruíz de Arcaute, A. Ortín, D. Marteles, T. Navarro, A. Fernández. Small Ruminant Research 149 (2017) 28–33.• Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus Can Reach Peyer’s Patches and Mesenteric Lymph Nodes of Lambs Nursed by Infected Mothers. (2016) M. Borobia, M. De las Heras, J. J. Ramos, L. M. Ferrer, D. Lacasta, A. De Martino, A. Fernández, A. Loste, D. Marteles, and A. Ortín. Vet Pathol. 2016 Nov;53(6):1172-1179.• Lamb feedlot production in Spain: Most relevant health issues. (2016) J.M. González, J.M.Bello, M.Rodríguez, T.Navarro, D.Lacasta, A.Fernández, M.De las Heras. Small Rum. Res. 142. 83-87.• Vaccination schedules in small ruminant farms. (2015) D. Lacasta, L.M. Ferrer, J.J. Ramos, J.M. González, A. Ortín, G.C. Fthenakis. Veterinary Microbiology 181 (2015) 34–46.• Natural border disease virus infection in feedlot lambs. (2014) González JM, Lacasta D, Ferrer LM, Figueras L, Ramos JJ, De las Heras M. Vet Rec. 2014 Jan 18;174(3):69. • Chronic proliferative rhinitis associated with Salmonella enterica subspecies diarizonae serovar 61:k:1,5,(7) in sheep in Spain. (2012) D. Lacasta; L.M. Ferrer; J.J. Ramos; J.P. Bueso; M. Borobia; M. Ruíz de Arcaute; L. Figueras; J.M. González; M. De las Heras. J. Com. Path. 2012, Vol. 147, 404-409.• Management and environmental factors related to benzimidazole resistance in sheep nematodes in Northeast Spain. (2012) C. Calvete; R. Calavia; L.M. Ferrer; J.J. Ramos; D. Lacasta; J. Uriarte. Vet. Par. 184 (2012) 193-203.• Persistent efficacy of a long acting injectable formulation of moxidectin against natural infestations of the sheep nasal bot (Oestrus ovis) in Spain. (2012). Douglas Rugga, Luis Miguel Ferrer, Patxi Sarasola, Luis Figueras, Delia Lacasta,Bo Liu, David Bartram. Vet. Par. 188 (2012) 330-336.• Influence of climatic factors on the development of pneumonia in lambs. (2008). Delia Lacasta, Luis M. Ferrer, Juan J. Ramos, Jose M. González, M. De las Heras. Small Ruminant Res 80 (2008) 28-32.• Digestive pathway of infection in Streptococcus dysgalactiae polyarthritis in lambs. (2008). Delia Lacasta, Luis M. Ferrer, Juan J. Ramos, Araceli Loste, Juan P. Bueso. Small Ruminant Res 78 (2008) 202-205.   BOOKS • Manejo y calostro igual a supervivencia. Guía práctica para reducir la mortalidad en corderos y cabritos. J.J. Ramos, L.M. Ferrer, D. Lacasta. Ed. Dr. Herriot. Año 2018. ISBN: 978-84-09-04542-6. • Monografía Síndrome Diarréico del Cordero. Lacasta D.; Ramos, J.J. Tierras nº 6 (año 2013). • Enfermedades por Clostridios en pequeños rumiantes. Ferrer, L.M.; Ramos, J.J.; Fariñas, F.; Lacasta, D. Servet Editorial. Grupo Asis Biomedica S.L. 2012 ISBN: 978-84-92569-91-5. • Gestión integral del macho en las explotaciones de ovino y caprino. Ferrer, L.M.; Ramos, J.J.; Lacasta, D. Edición ICE SALUD & VET. Año 2012.ISBN: 978-84-615-6270-I.