Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Silvia HN Truco

Silvia Truco Silvia HN Truco, Ph.D.
Visiting  Scholar
Sponsor: Roberto Sainz
Start Date: August 2008
End Date: July 2009

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: 55 74 364 1934
Email: silvia.turco@univasf.edu.br
Web:  www.univasf.edu.br


Ph.D., Animal Science, University Federal Lavras, Brazil, 1990.
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University Federal Vicosa, Brazil, 1993
B.S.,  Agricultural Engineering, University Federal Lavras, Brazil, 1990


Currently, I am involved with research that evaluates the use of new equipment to measure the behavior and physiology response animals and knowledge mathematical models that can be applied in studies of heat balance and thermic exchange in ruminants. Our goal is to advance animal production in the semi-arid region in Brazil within the principles of animal welfare.
By visiting the Department of Animal Science at the University of California Davis we were able to expand our knowledge in Animal behavior, this included learning about methodologies in how to determine animal environment, behavior and physiological response through equipment. In addition we learned how to utilize mathematical models which can be applied to studies of heat balance and thermic exchange in ruminants. Furthermore we establish networks for future collaborations in research, education and extension programs. The partnership among the Department of Animal Science at University of California Davis, the University Federal of Vale of São Francisco, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Curriculum Vita


Current Position

Adjunct Professor in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering and Permanent Professor of Animal Science Master of the University Federal of Vale of Sao Francisco, Pernambuco, Brazil.