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Dr. Tulio M. Prado
Adjunct Associate Professor

 

Contact

College of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee   37996
Phone: (865) 974-5701
Fax: (865) 974-5773
email: tprado@utk.edu

   

Education

Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, 2002

M.S. Reproductive Physiology, Oklahoma State University, 1999

Theriogenology Residency, Oklahoma State University, 1998

MV (DVM) University of Zulia, Maracaibo. Venezuela, 1984

Appointment: 75% Clinical Service and Training | 25% Research and Service

Professional Interest: Reproductive infertility and surgeries, clinical reproductive research

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Majority of the abnormalities involving the reproductive tract causing infertility in a male or female specie are usually diagnosed from the history thorough physical examination, seldom a more in depth diagnostic evaluation is required. The history should accurately describe the animals’s reproductive status, and may include information such as, conformation, gait, copulatory performance, drug therapy, behavioral changes, and conception rates, duration of disability, previous injuries, illnesses, or prior urogenital surgery. Reproductive surgical techniques are considered by practitioners of theriogenology to be the most beneficial method of managing conditions or diseases of the animal causing infertility. Injury or diseases of the reproductive tract may cause abnormalities that may result in substantial economic and genetic losess to the producers. Often, the most cost-effective method of dealing with reproductive conditions or diseases is to cull and replace them. Some of the injuries and diseases or conditions of the reproductive tract, however, are amenable to surgical management or treatment. Surgical restoration or management, may preserve the genetic potential of the animal, and economic productivity for the owner.

Selected Publications 

  • Tulio M. Prado, DVM, MS, Jim Schumacher, DVM, MS, Lionel J. Dawson, BVSc, MS. Surgical Procedures of the Genital Organs of Cows. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice 32 (2016), pp. 727-752

  • Tulio M. Prado, DVM, MS, Lionel J. Dawson, BVSc, MS, Jim Schumacher, DVM, MS. Surgical Procedures of the Genital Organs of Bulls. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice 32 (2016), pp. 701-725

  • A.P. Drexler, T.M. Prado, L.L. Amelse, B.K. Whitlock. Effects of time of insemination relative to time of ovulation on embryonic sex ratio in mares. ABSTRCT “Clinical Theriogenology, Official Journal of the Society for Theriogenology/The American College of Theriogenology, Volume 8, Number 3, September 2016. pp 357.”

  • N.T. Jenkins, T.M. Prado, A.P. Drexler. Mucometraof the uterus and vaginain a La Mancha doe caused by vestibular and vaginalstricture secondary to dystocia. ABSTRCT “Clinical Theriogenology, Official Journal of the Society for Theriogenology/The American College of Theriogenology, Volume 8, Number 3, September 2016. pp 344.”

  • A.P. Drexler, T.M. Prado, N.T. Jenkins. Fecal contamination of the vagina and vestibule caused infertility of a Toggenburg doe due to a third degree perineal laceration. ABSTRCT “Clinical Theriogenology, Official Journal of the Society for Theriogenology/The American College of Theriogenology, Volume 8, Number 3, September 2016. pp 339.”

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