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Rodrigo Bicalho, DVM, PhD

Faculty member

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Associate Professor

Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.3148
Email: rcb28@cornell.edu

Research Interest

Production medicine, epidemiology, and microbiology, my current research involves: a) Bovine lameness, metritis, and mastitis. b) Factors affecting reproductive efficiency in dairy cows. c) Estrous synchronization. d) The use of bacteriophages as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for bacterial infections of farm animals

Education

  • Ph.D.. - 2008 College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency - 2005 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cornell, Ambulatory and Production Medicine
  • DVM - 2002 School of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Goiás, Goiania-GO – Brazil

Biography/Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Dairy Production Medicine. 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Dairy Production Medicine. 2008 – 2014.
  • Residency in Ambulatory and Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 2003 - 2005.
  • Dairy farm manager at Poland dairy farm, Richmond, Maine, USA. 2002-2003.

Publications

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Awards and Honors

  •   Recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. 2014.
  •   Distinguished Lecturer, invited by the Department of Animal Science at University of Florida. 2011.
  •   Awarded the title of “Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Specialist” by the Argentinian College of Veterinary Medicine. This award was created to recognize the contribution of practicing veterinarian to their specialty fields. 2011.
  •   The national Phi Zeta society award (The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine), clinical research manuscript award. The manuscript entitled “The Effect of Digit Amputation or Arthrodesis Surgery on Culling and Milk Production in Holstein Dairy Cows” was awarded the third best manuscript. 2007.
  •    The Phi Zeta society award (The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine), for the best clinical research manuscript from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. Award granted for the manuscript entitled “The Effect of Digit Amputation or Arthrodesisl Surgery on Culling and Milk Production in Holstein Dairy Cows”. 2007.

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010 to present.

  • American Society of Microbiology. 2008
  • Member of the Lameness Committee of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, 2006 to present.
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners, 2006 to present.
  • American Dairy Science Association, 2003 to present.
  • Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine, Goiás – Brazil, March 2002 to present.

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