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Luciana B. da Costa, DVM, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor - Practice
Extension Veterinarian - Dairy

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Ohio State University Extension-Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
A100L Sisson Hall
1920 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 247-8145
(614) 292-4142

Professional Training and Experience

  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • MSc, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, 1997
  • Residency, Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals, São Paulo State University–UNESP, Brazil
  • MV (DVM equivalent), Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Research Interests

  • Milk quality and troubleshooting somatic cell count
  • Control of mastitis through management practices
  • Dairy records and milk quality management
  • Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus

Extension Interests

  • Comprehensive programming on udder health to improve milk quality in conventional and organic production systems.

Instructional Areas

  • Dairy Herd Management & Preventive Medicine (VETPREV 7776)