Written by Dr. Christopher D. Lu, IGA Past-President
People who knew Dr. Miguel Angel Pérez-Razo often described him as a humble, determined and optimistic goat scientist who had a special place in his heart for struggling small goat producers.
Miguel Angel Pérez-Razo was born in Mexico City on January 13, 1958. He devoted his entire life to goat science and education. In 1982, he completed his bachelor’s degree in veterinary science at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with the thesis entitled “Non-pathological aspects that affect reproductive efficacy in goats” (“Aspectos no patologicos que afectan la eficacia reproductive en las cabras”). In 1996, he obtained a master’s degree in animal production from UNAM with the thesis entitled “Evaluation of the productivity of the five goats breeds in northern Mexico” (“Evaluación de la productividad de la hembra en cinco razas caprinas en el norte de México”). In 2004, received a Doctor of Sciences from the College of Postgraduates, Teaching and Research Institution in Agricultural Sciences (CP). His thesis was “Productive longevity in five dairy goats breeds” (“Longevidad productiva en cinco razas caprinas lecheras”).
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