Noelia Silva-del-Rio

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Dairy Herd Health, Production Medicine and Food Safety


Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center
18830 Road 112
Tulare, CA 93274
Phone: 559-688-1731
Fax: 559-686-4231


Dr. Silva-del-Río obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 1998 and practiced for two years in a dairy cattle cooperative in Spain. In 2007, she completed a PhD in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis in dairy cattle nutrition and reproductive physiology.

From Aug 2008 to Feb 2012, Dr. Silva-del-Río served as the dairy advisor for Tulare County in the University of California Cooperative Extension, where her responsibilities included research, outreach education, and public service.

Silva-del-Rio's research interests include nutritional management, corn silage management, milk quality, animal welfare, periparturient health problems, and the effects of heat stress on Central Valley dairy herds.

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