Rest in peace Carlos,
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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,
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.
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”).
We are sad to report the passing of Dr. Jean Boyazoglu who died on May 17th. His ashes will be spread on the Mediterranean Sea on June 1st at 11:00 am in Menton, France.
We mourn the loss of a dear friend, colleague and fellow goat enthusiast.
Jean served as IGA’s President from 1992 to 1996, and as Editor-in-Chief for Small Ruminant Research from 2005 to 2012.
Written by Yan Landau on behalf of the entire IGA Board.
Prof. Nissim Silanikove passed away on 13 August 2017, after combatting cancer for many years. Nissim was an Associate Editor of Small Ruminant Research over a 14-year period for papers addressing milk products and lactation.
Nissim was born in Rehovot (Israel) in 1950 to a family of Bulgarian Jews. He was interested in agriculture from a very young age and studied at the Youth Agricultural Village of Kfar Silver from 1964 to 1968. After three years of duty in the Israel Defence Forces, Nissim joined the Faculty of Agriculture at Rehovot (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), where he earned B.Sc. (1974) and M.Sc. (1976) degrees in Animal Science. His thesis, with Prof. H. Tagari, was on the availability for sheep of phosphorus contained in poultry litter.
IGA regrets to inform its members of the passing of Dr. R. Ashley Robinson, a leading advocate for small ruminants in international development.
Dr. Robinson was a native of New Zealand. He earned his bachelor's degree in veterinary science from the University of Sydney in Australia, and his master's in public health and doctorate in veterinary microbiology from the University of Minnesota, where he was a faculty member for 20 years. Dr. Robinson came out of retirement to serve as Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Programs at Western University School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, California. He was active in development work with FAO, Heifer International and many projects, especially in the Middle East and South Asia.
“He was internationally renowned both as an epidemiologist and an educator. His expertise in zoonotic diseases, food safety, public health and international veterinary medicine has had an impact on veterinarians around the world,” says Shirley Johnston, DVM, PhD, Vice President of University Advancement at Western University of Health Sciences.
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.
The International Goat Association's mission is to promote goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.