Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Cyril Stephen

Dr Cyril Stephen

BVSc & AH, DVSc, MANZCVS, Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Cyril is a specialist in Theriogenology and has been employed with CSU since 2010. He graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc & AH) from Kerala Agricultural University (India), and subsequently worked as a government veterinarian for 10 years. In 2006, Cyril moved to Canada and completed a doctoral residency program in Theriogenology (DVSc) at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Following this, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Theriogenology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. After working here for a short period, Cyril moved to Australia to join CSU.

Cyril has successfully completed the American Specialty Board Certification Exam in 2012 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. He is an associate member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Cyril is also a Category A member of CSU Animal Care and Ethics Committee.

Apart from his teaching and research activities, Cyril also provides specialist theriogenology services at the Veterinary Clinical Centre. His main interests include management of reproduction in equine, canine and bovine species; infertility, obstetrics, assisted reproductive techniques etc.

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  • Subject coordinator – ASC261 and ASC461 (Animal Reproduction)
  • Other subjects taught – ASC262 (Veterinary Reproduction); VSC420 (Reproduction & Gynaecology); VSC450 (Clinical Practice 3 – Reproduction & Obstetrics; cattle caesarean); ASC209 (Horse Breeding Technologies)
  • Clinical Teaching - VSC464 (Clinical Rotation 6 - Reproduction Specialism)
  • Cattle pregnancy diagnosis and artificial insemination

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  • Reproductive physiology and pathophysiology of reproductive disorders
  • Developing beef cattle management strategies for improved reproductive efficiency
  • Reproductive health of livestock and companion animals

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  • American College of Theriogenologists
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS)
  • Society for Theriogenology

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View Publications list (CRO)

  • Stephen C, Johnson W, LeBlanc S, Foster R, Chenier T (2019). The impact of ecbolic therapy in the early postpartum period on uterine involution and reproductive health in dairy cows. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. 81(3):491-498.
  • Stephen, C., Menzies, D., Swain, D., Patison, K., Corbet, N., Norman, S. (2019). Telemetric monitoring of calving using a novel calf alert device. 449 (Clinical Theriogenology, Vol 11, No 3). Abstract presented at the Society for Theriogenology and American College of Theriogenologists Annual Conference, Savannah, United States.
  • Stephen, C., Norman, S. (2019). Design and development of a biological implant for long term intravaginal retention in cattle. 87 (NBRUC Proceedings). Abstract presented at the Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Stephen, C., Norman, S., Swain, D., Menzies, D., Corbett, N., & Patison, K. (2018). Remote calving alert for beef cattle – Technology Development (Phase 3). Meat and Livestock Australia (commissioned report).Thompson, R., Gunn, A.,
  • Stephen, C., Ip, H., & Brookes, V. (2018). Assessment of uterine luminal pH in mares and the effect of dilute vinegar lavage on uterine pH and endometrial health. Theriogenology, 117(1), 7-15.
  • Jones, E., Norman, S., & Stephen, C. (2018). An investigation into the importance of osmolality and osmotic shock in canine artificial breeding. Poster session presented at 21st EVASSAR Congress, Venice, Italy.
  • Stephen, C., & Norman, S. (2017). The use of telemetric monitoring for cattle production. In Proceedings of the 2017 Animal Reproduction Chapter Meeting at the ANZCVS Science Week, 79-81.
  • Cielesh, M., McGrath, B., Scott, C., Norman, S., & Stephen, C. (2017). The localization of kisspeptin and kisspeptin receptor in the canine ovary during different stages of the reproductive cycle. Reproduction in Domestic Animals52 (Suppl 2), 24-28.
  • Cielesh, M., McGrath, B., Scott, C., Norman, S., & Stephen, C. (2016). The localization of kisspeptin and kisspeptin receptor in the canine ovary during different stages of the reproductive cycle. 47. Abstract in Proceedings of International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction (ISCFR), Paris, France.
  • Andrews, J., Rose, J., Stephen, C., Scott, C., & Norman, S. (2016). Ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase (L1 (UCH-L1) and asymmetrical spermatogonial in the stallion. 345-345. Poster session presented at Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference 2016 (Therio 2016), Asheville, United States.
  • Andrews, J., Rose, J., Stephen, C., Scott, C., & Norman, S. (2016). What can UCH-L1 tell us about idiopathic testicular degeneration (ITD) in the stallion?. Abstract in Proceedings of Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference 2016 (Therio 2016), Asheville, United States.
  • Stephen, C., Norman, S., & Scott, C. (2015). Can kisspeptin treatment be used to advance/induce ovulation in anoestrous bitches?. Abstract in Proceedings of The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Norman, S., Swain, D., Patison, K., Stephen, C., Asplin, K., Loy, J., & Menzies, D. (2015). Remote calving alert for beef cattle: Technology development. North Sydney, NSW: Meat and Livestock Australia (Final Report).
  • Perumamthadathil, C., Johnson, W., LeBlanc, S., Foster, RA., & Chenier, T. (2014). Persistence of oxytocin receptors in the bovine uterus during the first 7 d after calving: an immunohistochemical study. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research78(1), 72-77.
  • Perumamthadathil, C., Gunn, A., & Norman, S. (2014). Non-surgical options for canine population control: What's available and what's on the horizon? In Proceedings of the 10th anniversary AMRRIC conference Darwin, Australia: Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities.
  • Parag, N., & Perumamthadathil, C. (2011). Critical care and emergency management of wild animals. Intas Polivet12(2), 153-162.

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