Ruth Francis-Floyd

Ruth Francis-Floyd

Professor

Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (386) 643-8904
Business Email: rffloyd@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Certified Fish Pathologist
1989 · American Fisheries Society

Research Profile

As director of the Aquatic Animal Health program, I have had to decrease my research activity substantially over the past few years. My personal area of interest is health management of ornamental fish, with my preference being reef fish. With my graduate students, recent work has focused on nutritional management of captive Atlantic surgeonfish. Our newest project involves assessing the effects of water quality, specifically nitrate, on elasmobranch health. I also do limited clinical work with fish and marine mammal species.

Grants

Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Comprehensive Aquaculture Veterinary Medicine Training for Veterinarians in Rural America
US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG · Principal Investigator
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
Diet composition of the African manatee: spatial and tem
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
Jul 2014 – Sep 2016
Development of Health Assessment Protocols for Hatchery
FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM · Principal Investigator

Education

Diplomate
1998 · American College of Zoological Medicine
MS – Veterinary Medical Science
1985 · Mississippi State University
DVM
1983 · University of Florida
BA – Biology
1979 · St. Olaf College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(386) 643-8904
Emails:
Business:
rffloyd@ufl.edu