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Name: Francis-Floyd, Ruth
Title: Professor and Director of Aquatic Animal Health Programs
Organization: Veterinary Medicine
Education: DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1983
Office Address: PO Box 1001362015 SW 16th Ave Gainesville, FL 32608-0136
Email: rffloyd@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 294-8289


As an aquatic animal veterinarian my intersts are broad. Most of my own work has been in production aquaculture, particularly investigation of diseases of ornamental fish. My current research interest area is nutritional and health management of captive reef fish.Currently, I am director of a multidiciplinary program in aquatic animal health that is run collaboratively by faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, The Whitney Laboratory, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The program includes opportunities for graduate education, specalty training for veterinary students and graduate veterinarians, and the general public. In addition there are significant opportunities for collaborative research. The aquatic animal health team is interested in contributing to our understanding of the effects of the aquatic environment on animal and human health.Our program is funded in part by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Their support is specifically for training in the area of marine mammmal health. Related projects include assistance to the stranding response network, assistance with manatee health studies, and research projects which include projects related to marine mammal virology, reproduction, nueroanatomy, and reproduciton, and others.

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Aquatic BiologyAquatic Mammals
Water QualityFish
Water Resource ManagementAquaculture