Scientific links between Venezuela's veterinary medicine and its Latin American counterparts: Mexico and the Southern Cone (1933-1955)

The bonds established by Venezuela from 1933 to 1955 with Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico formed the groundwork for the Venezuelan State's efforts to foster knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary medicine. The countries in question exerted an influence at different stages in the growth of the veterinary community in Venezuela. This study describes an experience of how scientific and technical ties are not always forged along center-periphery lines, showing that there are peripheral societies capable of operating as points of reference or intermediaries in the transfer of knowledge.

Animal health; foot-and-mouth; education; center periphery; Latin America

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