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Range Cattle Research & Education Center

Range Cattle Research & Education Center

Dr. Phillipe Moriel Current Students 


Vinicius de Souza Izquierdo, PhD Student  

Vinicius grew up in Camaquã, a small city located in the south of Rio Grande do Sul state - Brazil. In 2014 he started to study Veterinary at the Federal University of Pelotas and graduated in 2018. During the Veterinary program, Vinicius collaborated with several research and extension projects about animal metabolism, reproduction, and nutrition. Still as an undergraduate, Vinicius went to Argentina, at the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, to do an internship under guidance of Dr. Luis Losinno. He worked with embryo transfer, oocyte maturation and gamete preservation of mares.

In 2019 Vinicius started his Master’s program at the Federal University of Pelotas advised by Dr. Marcio Nunes Corrêa and co-advised by Dr. Eduardo Schmitt, where he developed two experiments with rumen-protected methionine supplementation for postpartum Nelore cows exposed to high temperature-humidity index environments, and its effects on heat-stress and reproductive parameters.

On July 12, Vinicius started his exchange visitor program as a research scholar at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC, under guidance of Dr. Philipe Moriel to work with the Ona nutrition and management group.

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