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Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Dr. José Eduardo P. Santos

Professor — Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Reproduction

Dr. José E.P. Santos is a Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida where he conducts research and extension in dairy cattle nutrition and reproduction. He earned his DVM degree from São Paulo State University in Brazil in 1992, completed the M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in 1995 and 1997 at the University of Arizona, and a clinical residency in Dairy Production Medicine in 2000 in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California Davis. Before joining the University of Florida, José spent 8 years as a faculty member in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California Davis.

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

  • 2012-Present Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • 2008-2011 Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • 2004-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis.
  • 2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis.

Programs

  • Research

    Research Summary

    Dr. Santos conducts applied and basic research in the areas of dairy cattle nutrition and reproductive biology and management. His primary research efforts focus on the interface between nutrition and reproduction and methods to improve lactation performance, health and fertility of dairy cows.

  • Teaching

    Area of Speciality; Ruminant Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology

    Dr. Santos teaches a graduate course in Ruminant Nutrition (ANS6905) and an applied experimental design and data analyses course in animal sciences. He also teaches a few lectures in Reproductive Physiology (ANS6751) and in Advanced Bovine Reproduction (VEM 5277).

    Courses Taught

    • ANS 6447 – Ruminant Nutrition, Spring 4cr
    • ANS 6751 – Physiology of Reproduction, Spring in odd years 3cr
    • ANS 6932 – Stat ANS Scientists, Summer A 3cr
  • Extension

    Dr. Santos coordinates extension programs in dairy cattle nutrition and reproduction. Specific educational extension programs include the Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium, the Florida Dairy Production Conference, the University of Florida/University of Georgia Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, and extension road shows throughout the state of Florida.

Santos

Contact

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-294-6998

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
jepsantos@ufl.edu

  • Education

    Education:

    • 1998-2000 Clinical Residency, Dairy Production Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis
    • 1996-1997 PhD, Department of Animal Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • 1994-1995  MSc, Department of Animal Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • 1988-1992  DVM, School of Veterinary Medicine, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  • Publications
  • Professional Service and Awards

    Professional Memberships

    • American Dairy Science Association
    • Brazilian Society for Embryo Technology

    Honors and Awards

    • The 2012 “Junior Faculty Research Award” by the University of Florida Sigma Xi Chapter, April 12, 2012, Gainesville, FL.
    • The 2012 “Junior Faculty Award of Merit” by the Gamma Sigma Delta chapter of the University of Florida, March 21, 2012, Gainesville, FL.
    • The 2011-2012 “Mentor of the Year Award” by the Graduate Student Association, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida.
    • The 2009 “Pfizer Animal Health Physiology Award” by the American Dairy Science Association. Presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, July 11 to 16, Montreal, Canada.
    • The 2009 “Speaker of the Year in Food Animal Medicine” by the 26th North American Veterinary Conference, January 17 to 21, Orlando, Florida.
    • The 2005 “Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award” by the American Dairy Science Association. Presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, July 24-28, Cincinnati, OH.
    • The 1999 “Resident Large Animal Research Award”, by the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, May 7, 1999, Davis, CA.
    • The 1999 “Dr. Donald E. Jasper” scholarship award for research in the area of bovine diseases. School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA