IGA Country Representative for Ecuador
Manuel received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science from the National University of Loja, Ecuador. He also obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Sciences - Animal Genetics at the Institute of Animal Science, Cuba. Currently, Manuel is a professor of Goat Production (Caprinocultura) and Animal Genetics at the State University of Bolívar, Ecuador. His focus is on goat milk production and animal behavior. Manuel is an academic advisor for Master’s and undergraduate theses focused on studying environmental and genetic factors that affect a goat’s lactation curve.
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