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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Dr. Izabella Toledo

Extension Assistant Scientist

Dr. Izabella Toledo conducts extension, teaching, and applied research at the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Her teaching includes 2 undergraduate and graduate courses, and she is a faculty advisor for the Dairy Science Club.


  • Research

    Research Summary

    Dr. Toledo’s applied research focuses on practical dairy cattle management in hot climates, including the effects of heat stress on the behavior of dairy cows at various stages of the lactation cycle, and the relationship between birth season and dairy cow longevity.

  • Teaching

    Dr. Toledo teaches the ANS4932/6932 Dairy Farm Evaluation course to undergraduate and graduate students during the Fall Semester. This class is designed to enable students to learn the basics about dairy farm evaluation, including farm financials, management, health, reproduction, nutrition, facilities, and milking. This class is also training for the National Diary Challenge Contest and Academy annual event.

    Dr. Toledo also teaches the ANS 4701/6702 Physiology of Lactation in Domestic Animals course during the Spring Semester to both undergrad and graduate students. This class enables students to understand the process of lactation from the development of the mammary gland until the production of milk.

  • Extension

    Dr. Toledo’s extension efforts are focused on developing employee training programs tailored to fit the needs of specific dairy operations. In addition, part of her extension efforts is associated with the development of events and supporting materials available to consumers. She is also involved in the organization of the UF Small Ruminant Short Course and the UF Small Ruminant Newsletter.

Izabella Toledo Headshot


2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 294-6987