Cristina Castillo Rodríguez
University of Santiago de Compostela
Cristina Castillo Rodríguez is president of the Spanish Association of Veterinary Teachers (VetDoc) and Professor at the Department of Animal Pathology, at the Veterinary Faculty of Lugo (USC) from more than 20 years. She did Bachelors in Veterinary Science from the University of Murcia in 1998 and PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in 1994. She has participated in over 20 research projects and contracts with public and private companies She has authored several book chapters, of national and international publishers and over 30 publications of a didactic nature. She is currently working with various public and private entities in the assessment of nutritional strategies for ruminants that contribute to the maintenance of sustainable farming, with reference to the use of plant products that encourage animal production without prejudice to animal health and welfare. She is member of the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Galicia and Murcia.
Cristina Castillo Rodríguez's research has been focused on the study of metabolic diseases affecting ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) in different farming conditions (organic and/or intensive), oxidative stress and its relationship with the onset of metabolic diseases affecting ruminants during the transition period; and the characterization of metabolic profiles (Clinical Biochemistry) and its usefulness in the diagnosis of those pathologies associated with production.