Posted May 23, 2018
I was one of the privileged attendees of the Small Ruminant Research Forum on May 14th. Over the course of the day, several researchers covered a widespread of topics in genetics, health and welfare, and nutrition.
The morning section of the forum was dedicated to genetics. Dr Luiz Brito spoke about the potential to propagate a healthier herd of goats with the use of genetic markers. Through selection and over time, these animals would be more resistant to parasites and illness, thus avoiding antibiotic use and ultimately antibiotic resistance.