We would like to inform you that the 10th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC) that was scheduled to be held in 2022 from September 19th to 23rd, in Seville, together with the 5th Congress of the ECSRHM, will be delayed six months, to March 6 to 10, 2023. As it is known, the ISVC is being organized by the Spanish Society for Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC). The organizing committee has been working hard for several years in order to perform a successful conference at the organizational, content (scientific, cultural and recreational aspects) and attendance (delegates and speakers) levels.
The reason that has led us to make this decision has been the postponement of the 31st World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) 2021-MADRID, to September 4-8, 2022. The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers (the Spanish Society ANEMBE) to postpone the conference to September 2022.
As we said before, we would like to have a successful ISVC congress, and as you know, although the WBC is a congress eminently dedicated to cattle, it also has a section dedicated to small ruminants. The WBC is an event with which we share delegates, speakers and members of the Scientific Committee, so it is likely that by holding both events at such close dates, many potential participants, would be forced to choose between the two congresses, negatively affecting both the number of attendees (delegates) and the quality (speakers). We also share sponsor companies and institutions, so holding both congresses in the same year and in the same country, would negatively affect their financial support to our congress. For these reasons, after taking into account the opinions of the members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the ISVC-Seville, and obtaining the ISVA and ECSRHM approvals, we considered postponing it to March 2023 to be the best option. If this postponement could cause inconvenience to any delegate, we sincerely apologize on behalf of all the organizers.
We also want to communicate, that we have decided, together with the ISVA, to organize a virtual meeting from 23rd to 25th November 2021 of which we will inform you soon.
Looking forward to meeting all you in March 2023 in Seville!!
Jesse Barandika & María J. Alcalde
Presidents of the Organizing Committee ISVC 2023
We would like to inform you that the 10th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC), that was scheduled to be held in Seville from September 20 to 24 2021 together with the 5th triennial Congress of the ECSRHM will be postponed to September 19 to 23, 2022. As it is known, the ISVC is being organized by the Spanish Society for Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC). The organizing committee has been working hard for several years in order to perform a successful conference at the organizational, content (scientific, cultural and recreational aspects) and attendance (delegates and speakers) levels.
The reason that has led us to make this decision has been the postponement of the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) 2020-MADRID, to September 26-30, 2021. This Congress is being organized by the ANEMBE Spanish Society and was scheduled to be held this year 2020. The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers to postpone the conference to 2021. The same happens with IGA (International Goat Association) Congress whose Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats to September 2021.
As we said before, we would like to have a successful ISVC congress, and as you know, although the WBC is a congress eminently dedicated to cattle, it also has a section dedicated to small ruminants. Further, WBC is an event with which we share not only sponsoring companies (their financial support is essential) but also delegates, speakers and members of the Scientific Committee. For these reasons, after taking into account the opinions of the members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the ISVC-Seville, and obtaining the ISVA and ECSRHM approvals, we considered postponing it to 2022 as the best option. If this postponement could cause inconvenience to any delegate, we sincerely apologize on behalf of all the organizers.
Looking forward to meeting all you in September 2022 in Seville!!
We would like to wish the best for you and your families in these moments that we are living.
Jesse Barandika & María J. Alcalde
Presidents of the Organizing Committee ISVC 2022
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Andalucía, 1 de marzo de 2020
La Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Desarrollo Sostenible ha abierto el plazo para presentar las solicitudes de participación en la décima edición de la Escuela de Pastores de Andalucía, que en 2020 se desarrollará en el municipio de Los Blázquez (Córdoba), en la comarca del Valle del Guadiato. El Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (Ifapa), dependiente de este Departamento, coordina esta actuación dirigida especialmente a las personas interesadas en incorporarse a esta actividad económica al ofrecer formación especializada sobre ganadería extensiva y pastoral.
Los interesados en formarse como pastores pueden presentar la documentación pertinente hasta el próximo 15 de marzo en cualquier Oficina Comarcal Agraria (OCA), en los centros Ifapa o a través del correo electrónico email@example.com. En la página web oficial de la Escuela de Pastores se ponen a disposición de los usuarios diversa información de utilidad y los enlaces de inscripción a esta décima edición de la actividad formativa que promueve la Junta de Andalucía (https://escueladepastoresdeandalucia.es).
Como en años anteriores, esta acción contempla un curso de formación de pastores que, en esta ocasión, se desarrollará del 23 de marzo al 17 de julio de 2020 con un total de 540 horas. De esta duración, 300 horas se corresponderán con acciones teórico-prácticas, que se impartirán en el centro Ifapa ‘Camino de Purchil’ de Granada y en el municipio de Los Blázquez, y a las que se sumarán otras 240 horas exclusivamente prácticas, que transcurrirán en fincas privadas. Para la selección de estas explotaciones ganaderas, los estudiantes pueden elegir entre alrededor de 100 granjas donde la escuela de Andalucía cuenta con tutores y que están ubicadas no sólo en el territorio andaluz, sino también en las regiones vecinas de Murcia y Extremadura.
Un agradecimiento especial a Francisco de Asís Ruiz Morales por compartir esta información.
Special thanks to Francisco de Asis Ruiz Morales for sharing in this information.
Registration and Abstract submission are now open!
Early registration is available until June 30th.
To download the abstract form file, click here.
The meeting is structured in six main presentations (45+15 minutes), oral presentations (10+5 minutes), and poster presentations during the three days.
Awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by young scientists.
Visit the meeting website for more information, including hotel recommendations
After an outstanding life-long career with Canarian Agricultural Research Institute (Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias), Dr. Juan Capote has decided to retire after serving many years as its Director of Animal, Pasture, and Forage Production Unit.
A native of Santa Cruz de La Palma in Canary Islands, Dr. Capote’s academic credentials include a Diploma in Health from Real Academia de Medicina, a BSc in Biology from Universidad de La Laguna, a BSc in Veterinary Studies from UCM - Madrid, and a Ph.D. from University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Dr. Capote contributed significantly to the advancement of the scientific knowledge with 217 publications including books, chapters, scientific and technical articles. He also had 180 presentations at various national and international conferences
Country Representative for Spain
Eva graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Córdoba, Spain. She has been working with several local goat breeds of the south of Spain for more than ten years. Nowadays Eva is part-time professor of animal production at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and she has founded a company specialized in the conservation of animal genetic resources and genetic improvement.
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The IGA Board of Directors is pleased to announce two great new Country Representatives (CR) and a wonderful new Regional Director (RD). They have each demonstrated their commitment to IGA and knowledge of the goat sector.
These recently elected Country Representatives are María Eva Muñoz Mejías (Spain) and Jon Chirisa (Zimbabwe). The new Regional Director is Dr. Juan Boo Liang.
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,
Francisco obtained a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Sustainable Management as well a degree in Technical Agricultural Engineering from the University of Seville. He also received a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University Pable de Olavide.
Francisco’s research experience is focused in the field of sustainable management of small ruminant systems and the marketing of their products. He has developed his work in different research centers and universities, including the University of Seville (Spain), the Agency for Agricultural Research in Sardinia (Italy), the French Livestock Institute (France) and in his current research center, the Andalusian Institute of Agricultural Research and Training.
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