IGA Website Updates, May 2019
We are constantly updating the IGA website with the best and newest information, but did you know that we also add important documents from throughout IGA’s history.
We have proceedings and abstracts from many past IGA conferences. Here are some you will find:
Abstracts – 12th ICG, Antalya, Turkey, 2016
Abstracts – 10th ICG, Recife, Canary Islands, 2012
Abstracts – 9th ICG, Queretaro, Mexico, 2008
Papers – 8th ICG, Pretoria, South Africa, 2004
Abstracts – Tromsoe, Norway, June 2013
Proceedings – Bella, Italy, May 2007
Papers, Session Posters, and Poster Summaries – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, April 2003
We hope that this information will be useful and that it encourages you to spend some time visiting the IGA website.
2018 IGA Achievement Awards
Recognition of IGA’s Most Active CRs and RDs
As part of a new initiative, the International Goat Association wishes to officially recognize the most active Country Representatives (CR) and Regional Directors (RD). RDs and CRs are a very important part of IGA, and we greatly appreciate all that they do: promoting IGA and our International Conference on Goats, organizing in-country and regional conferences, soliciting new members, preparing country reports for IGA’s Newsletter, etc.
The Regional Director & Country Representative Committee recently selected the individuals who have done an outstanding job representing IGA in their region or country during the past year, and we wish to congratulate them for their involvement and successes.
The 2018 IGA Achievement Award recipients are Emilia Bagnicka (RD for Eastern Europe) and Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante (CR for Colombia).
Additionally, we would like to thank the other Country Representatives, Regional Directors, and members who helped make 2018 such a wonderful success.
Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez Cabrera passed away Friday 8 March 2019 in a tragic car accident. Dr. Gutiérrez was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) in 1960. He studied Veterinary Science in the Cordoba Veterinary Faculty in Spain, and in 1989 joined to Academic Faculty staff in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Veterinary Faculty as Assistant Professor in Large Animals Medicine area. Dr. Gutiérrez earned his Associate Professor position in 1998. In 2015, he received a Full Professor position. As a Professor, Dr. Gutiérrez was devoted to his students, always available to solve any query from his pupils. Dr. Gutiérrez research was focussed in large animal diseases mainly trypanosomiasis. He was an expert in Camel medicine. As a human being, Carlos always held a smile in his face. His attitude in live was always positive and he was available when you need him. I will miss you.
Rest in peace Carlos,
Dr. Jim De Vries obituary
The International Goat Association is sad to announce the passing of Dr. James De Vries on April 7, 2019 (February 13, 1944 - April 7, 2019).
Jim was a very devoted member of the IGA. He served as the IGA Secretary-Treasurer for two terms and was a Board member for three terms.
He was born in the Netherlands, emigrated by boat with his parents and seven siblings to the United States, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1961. His passion for helping others led him to join the Peace Corps where he served in East Africa. His time in Africa marked a turning point in his life.
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