Associate Professor, Animal Reproduction
phone: 6048225056
fax: 6048226394
MacMillan 185
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


University of Florida, 2010, Post-Doc
University of California, Davis, 2008, PhD
University of California, Davis, 2004, MSc
Sao Paulo State University, 2001, DVM


My research aims to discover and develop solutions to fertility issues that affect dairy and beef cattle. Our laboratory has focused on sustainable technologies to improve reproduction efficiency in cattle, such as the use of automated methods for detection of estrus and ovulation. Moreover, we try to better understand the effects of inflammation and health disorders on the cross-communication between the uterus and the embryo. The laboratory actively collaborates with colleagues in Canada and overseas to complement different areas of study and maximize the strengths within each group.


  • APBI 312: Animal Physiology II
  • APBI 410: Applied Animal Health and Physiology

Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, please visit Dr. Cerri’s Google Scholar page.

Burnett TA, Madureira AML, Silper BF, Fernandes ACC, and Cerri RLA*. Integrating an automated activity monitor into an artificial insemination program and the associated risk factors affecting reproductive performance of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2017. TBC:1–14.

Leiva T, Cooke RF, Brandao A, Schubach K, Cerri RLA, Vasconcelos, JL. Supplementing an immunomodulatory feed ingredient to modulate thermoregulation, physiological, and production responses in lactating dairy cows under heat stress conditions. J Dairy Sci. 2017

Cipriano RS, Cooke RF, Rodrigues AD, Silva LG, Bohnert DW, Marques RS, Vasconcelos JL, Pires AV, Cerri RLA*. Post-artificial insemination supplementation with calcium salts of soybean oil influences pregnancy establishment factors in beef cows. J Anim Sci. 2016. 94(11):4892-4902. doi: 10.2527/jas.2016-0916.

Denis-Robichaud J, Cerri RLA, Jones-Bitton A, LeBlanc SJ. Survey of reproduction management on Canadian dairy farms. J Dairy Sci. 2016. 99(11):9339-9351. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11445.

Schirmann K, Weary DM, Heuwieser W, Chapinal N, Cerri RLA, von Keyserlingk MA. Short communication: Rumination and feeding behaviors differ between healthy and sick dairy cows during the transition period. J Dairy Sci. 2016. 99(12):9917-9924. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10548.