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Tony Carreira Bruinjé

DVM, MSc

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I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, where I obtained my veterinary degree in 2014. During my veterinary studies, I pursued additional training in reproductive physiology, management, and health of dairy cows at the Universities of São Paulo and Florida, and at a private veterinary clinic in southern Brazil. In 2017, I obtained my MSc in Animal Sciences at the University of Alberta, where I investigated the use of an automated in-line milk progesterone analysis system to monitor reproductive function as an approach to predict fertility in naturally cycling dairy cows. After my MSc, I worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Alberta for over a year, primarely conducting data analysis and studies related to reproductive development of dairy heifers.

In 2019, I started my PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Guelph to study the impacts of peripartum health on estrus detection and reproductive physiology in dairy cows managed using precision technologies. My goal is to better understand the relationship between transition cow health and natural fertility, and to develop approaches for reproductive management that involve health monitoring and optimization of precision technologies. This might result not only in a more efficient management, but also play a role in improving animal welfare and sustainability: priorities for the future of the dairy industry.