5月11日至23日，前国际山羊学会主席、美国山羊研究所所长、西雅图阿格西大学校長, 現任希洛夏威夷大學終身教授呂大正 (Dr. Christopher D. Lu) 受邀考察、访问了四川农业大学、河北农业大学和安徽农业大学、及部分综合试验站的山羊、绵羊育种场和产业技术示范基地。其间，呂大正教授应邀为三所大学的部分师生作了三场学术报告，与张英杰教授（中国畜牧兽医学会养羊学分会理事长）、张子军教授和徐刚毅研究员进行了交流，并就进一步开展合作事宜进行了商议。徐刚毅研究员全程陪同。呂大正教授並在四川农业大学向研究生介紹美國山羊綿羊品種歷史及趨勢.
Professor Xu Gangyi, IGA Director of the Board and Professor Zhang Yingjie, IGA Regional Director in Asia hosted a visit by Dr. Christopher D. Lu, Professor of University of Hawaii at Hilo who was in China during in May, 2014 to promote goat research and cooperation and International Goat Association. Dr. Lu is a former president of the International Goat Association (IGA) and Argosy University in Seattle.
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Objective: Discuss genetic selection strategies to identify parasite resistant individuals applicable for the conditions of the sheep and goat flocks of México and Latin America.
XXXIX National Conference and XV International of the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat, Ourense, Spain, 17-19 September 2014
The Spanish society of sheep and goat (SEOC) returns to celebrate its annual Congress, this time in the historic city of Ourense. In this Edition, the “Auditorio Municipal of Ourense” will host the XXXIX National Conference and XV international.
Following the guideline of previous conferences, but improving year after year, speakers of high professional reputation in the field of small ruminants have been invited, which will give us information on the latest advances in knowledge regarding these species. As a novelty, this year we have introduced a monographic Conference on Mastitis by express request of the sector. Furthermore, a very practical topic is going to be treated in the satellite symposium: “Performing a necropsy”.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.