The American Dairy Science Association has selected Dr. José Eduardo P. Santos as the 2005 recipient of the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award. Dr. Santos is an associate professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Population Health & Reproduction. He is based at the school's Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare.
This honor recognizes outstanding research published by young dairy production scientists during the first ten years of their professional careers.
Dr. Santos received the award at a ceremony held in Cincinnati, OH, July 26, 2005 during the association's annual meeting.
Dr. Santos is noted for his applied and basic research on nutritional management to enhance health, reproduction and lactation performance of dairy cattle.
He teaches clinical nutrition focusing on metabolic disorders and nutritional management of dairy and beef cattle. He conducts clinical training of veterinary students and residents specializing in dairy medicine. Dr. Santos also provides veterinary services for local dairy producers who are clients of the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center.
Dr. Santos obtained his DVM degree from São Paulo State University in Botucatu, Brazil in 1992. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ruminant nutrition from the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1995 and 1997 respectively. After his graduate program, Dr. Santos completed a residency program in Dairy Production Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
Besides his teaching, research and service activities on behalf of the school, Dr. Santos, who speaks both Portugues and Spanish, collaborates with colleagues in Brazil, Spain and Chile on dairy health issues related to veterinary nutrition.