Dave Renaud is a veterinary epidemiologist in the Department of Population Medicine. He received his DVM from the University of Guelph in 2014, and worked in private practice on a full or part time basis for 4 years. Dave obtained his PhD in epidemiology from the Department of Population Medicine. His research focuses on the health and welfare of dairy calves. Dave teaches in both the veterinary and undergraduate curriculum.
Dave’s predominant research focus is on improving the health and welfare of calves. Specific topic areas include:
- Identifying risk factors associated with mortality at milk-fed and grain-fed veal operations
- Exploring novel strategies to reduce antimicrobial use in the veal sector
- Evaluating the utility of navel disinfection in dairy calves
- Identifying new technologies to improve calf health and welfare
Current Graduate Students
Dunn, T.R., T.L. Ollivett, D.L. Renaud, K.E. Leslie, T.F. Duffield and D.F. Kelton. The effect of lung consolidation, as determined by ultrasonography, on first lactation milk production in Holstein dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci (In press).
Graham, A., Duffield T.F., Kelton, D.F., and Renaud, D.L. Calf cleanliness does not predict diarrhea upon arrival at a veal calf facility. J. Dairy Sci (In press).
Renaud, D.L., Duffield T.F., LeBlanc, S.J., Haley, D.B., and Kelton, D.F. 2018. Clinical and metabolic indicators associated with early mortality at a milk-fed veal facility: A prospective case-control study. J. Dairy Sci. 101(3):2669-2678.
Renaud, D.L., Duffield T.F., LeBlanc, S.J., Haley, D.B., and Kelton, D.F. 2018. Risk factors associated with mortality at a milk-fed veal calf facility: A prospective cohort study. J. Dairy Sci. 101(3):2659-2668.
Renaud, D.L., Kelton, D.F., LeBlanc, S.J., Haley, D.B., and Duffield T.F. 2018. Calf Management Risk Factors on Dairy Farms Associated with Mortality on Veal Farms. J. Dairy Sci. 101(2):1785-1794.
Renaud, D.L., Kelton, D.F., LeBlanc, S.J., Haley, D.B., and Duffield T.F. 2017.Validation of commercial luminometry swabs for total bacteria and coliform counts in colostrum-feeding equipment. J. Dairy Sci. 100 (11): 9459-9465.
Renaud, D.L., Duffield T.F., LeBlanc, S.J., Haley, D.B., and Kelton, D.F. 2017. Management practices for male calves on Canadian dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 100 (8):6862-6871.
Newby, N. C., Renaud, D., Tremblay, R., and Duffield, T.F. 2014. Evaluation of the effects of treating dairy cows with meloxicam at calving on retained fetal membranes risk. Can Vet J. 55 (12): 1196-1199.