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Ph.D., Animal Biology, University of California, Davis, California, 2018.
M.Sc., Agroecology, Animal Behavior and Welfare, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, 2012.
D.V.M., School of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2008.
I am a veterinarian and aspirant scientist committed on improving the living conditions of dairy cattle. My professional objectives include using academic resources and scientific research to find solutions to animal welfare concerns and to improve sustainability of dairy systems, and broadening the knowledge available to dairy producers and consumers, ultimately.
As graduate student at UC Davis, my research focused on the effects of heat-abatement strategies on dairy cattle welfare, a timely and important topic in California. My initial research focused on commercial California operations, where I examined the provision and usage of different heat-abatement strategies by high-producing cows. Though the use of sprayed water was popular among dairies to reduce heat load in cattle, I found considerable variation in terms of how producers managed this resource, and, not surprisingly, the cattle’s responses to heat load. These findings led me to study aspects of sprayed water more in depth. Determining appropriate spraying strategies may improve the efficiency of heat loss and water use.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico.
For more information, please visit my website: gtresoldi.weebly.com