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Tulio M. Prado MV (DVM), MS, DACT
Associate Professor
Farm Animal Reproductive Medicine
Large Animal Clinical Services

Clinical Interests

  • Large animal reproductive efficiency with emphasis on food animal production medicine and embryo transfer. General animal reproduction including companion animals, lamoids, and equine.

Research Interests

  • Prado TM, Morgan GL, Dawson L. Strategic use of prostaglandin F2? and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone in controlling estrus onset to justify fixed time insemination in dairy cows.
  • DuBois WR, Prado TM, Ko JCH, MorganGL.
    • Effective dosage of xylazine and ketamine combination for anesthesia in South American camelids: llamas vs. alpacas.
    • Retrograde contrast uretrography study in normal female llamas.

Tulio Prado, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. Prado holds a DVM (University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela), a MS in reproductive physiology (Oklahoma State University), and is Board Certifi3ed by the American College of Theriogenology. Dr. Prado thoroughly enjoys teaching reproduction to veterinary students in the different levels of their carrier not only in the classroom but also in laboratories, clinical settings, and in the field. He provides CE seminars internationally on reproduction of horses, cattle, and small ruminants.


  • M.S. -- Oklahoma State University - 1999
  • Residency -- Oklahoma State University - 1998
  • M.V. (D.V.M.) --University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela - 1984

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, The American College of Theriogenologists, 2002

Honorary and Professional Societies

  • Society for Theriogenologists, 1996 - Present
  • Nu Chapter Society of Phi Zeta, 1997 - Present
  • The American College of Theriogenologists, 2002 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Staff Veterinarian, Santa Rosa Feedlot,
    Mene Grande, Zulia, Venezuela (1984)
  • Staff Veterinarian, Valle Verde Dairy,
    Valle Verde, Trujillo, Venezuela (1985)
  • Private Practice, Merida, Venezuela(1986)
  • Staff Veterinarian, Oropeza Farms,
    Caja Seca, Zulia, Venezuela (1986-1989)
  • Veterinary Assistant, Dr. William Gardner,
    Dairy Practice, Salunga, PA (1989-1991)
  • Veterinary Technician, Large Animals,
    Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital,
    Oklahoma State University (1991-1995)
  • Residency in Theriogenology, Food Animal Emphasis
    BVMTH, Oklahoma State University (1995-1998)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Food Animal Theriogenology,
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, BVMTH, Oklahoma
    State University (1998-2001)
  • Assistant Professor Food Animal Rural Service,
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, BVMTH, Oklahoma
    State University (2001-2004)
  • Assistant Professor-Theriogenology,
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    The University of Tennessee (2004-Present)