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,
Local Goat Breeds
Editors: Simões, João, Gutiérrez, Carlos
Some chapters were written by IGA members.
6) Adaptation of Local Meat Goat Breeds to South African Ecosystems – Carina Visser
16) The Canary Islands’ Goat Breeds (Majorera, Tinerfeña, and Palmera): An Example of Adaptation to Harsh Conditions – Noemí Castro, Anastasio Argüello and Juan Capote
18) Current Status of Goat Farming in the Czech Republic – Zuzana Sztankoova and Jana Rychtarova
About this book
This book covers more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes around the globe and describes genotypic and phenotype traits related to species adaptation to harsh environments and climate change. It also addresses sustainable global farming of local goat breeds in different production systems and agro-ecosystems. Discussing three main global regions: Asia, Africa, and Europe, it particularly focuses on adverse environments such as mountain, semiarid and arid regions.
The topic of this highly readable book includes the disciplines of animal physiology, breeding, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and veterinary science, and as such it provides valuable information for academics, practitioners, and general readers with an interest in those fields.
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