Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Rodrigo Carvalho Bicalho


BicalhoAssistant Professor of Dairy Production Medicine
Department of Population Medicine
and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University, BOX 29
Phone:  607-253-3140




Research Interests:

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.


  • 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

Professional Society Memberships

  • 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, 2002 to present.
  • Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine, Goiás – Brazil, March 2002 to present.

Selected Publications:

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Industry Publications:

  1. Early-lactation lameness becomes a long-term hangover. The lameness hangover leads to more days open, reduced herd life, and more unintended culling. Laurie A. Winkelman and Rodrigo Bicalho. Hoards Dairyman: May 10, 2008 – Page 335.