Country Representative for Mexico
Arturo received a Veterinary Medicine degree as well as a MSc in Animal Reproduction from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico – UNAM). He also underwent research training in sheep and goat reproduction in the USA at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Arturo specializes in sheep and goat reproduction with a special interest in puberty in males, semen production and conservation, and hormonal control of the estrus cycle to improve artificial insemination. During his career, he has directed 10 MSc and 90 undergraduate theses.
He has published 5 research manuscripts, presented 100 research papers at national congresses, 20 research papers at international congresses, written 6 book chapters and 23 producer articles.
Arturo is a member of the Mexico Association of Goat Production (Asociación Mexicana de Caprinocultura - AMPCA) and the Mexico Association of Technical Specialists in Sheep Production (Asociación Mexicana de Técnicos Especialistas en Ovinos - AMTEO).
Recently, Arturo was the driving force behind the invitation of several IGA Board members and IGA Advisory Board to attend the XXIX Mexico National Conference on Goat Production (XXIX Réunion Nacional Mexicana sobre Caprinocultura). Beth Miller, Felipe Torres Acosta, Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Christopher Lu and Jean-Paul Dubeuf participated and made presentations during this conference which took place at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuautitlan (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Cuautitlan) in October 2017.
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