Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Cyril P Stephen

Dr Cyril P Stephen

BVSc & AH, DVSc, MANZCVS, Dip ACT

Cyril has been employed with Charles Sturt University (CSU) since October 2010. He initially served as a Senior Theriogenology Clinician at the Veterinary Clinical Centre, and later accepted his current position of Lecturer in Veterinary Reproduction at CSU.

Cyril graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc) from Kerala Agricultural University (India), and subsequently worked as a state veterinarian for 10 years. In 2006, Cyril moved to Canada and was accepted into a competitive doctoral residency programme in Theriogenology (DVSc) at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph). After completing the DVSc program, Cyril worked as a Theriogenologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) for a short term. Later he moved to Australia and joined CSU where he is currently employed.

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

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Research

  • Role of kisspeptin in management of ovulation in anoestrous bitches
  • Kisspeptin receptors in the canine ovaries during various stages of the oestrous cycle
  • Remote calving alert for beef cattle – Technology development
  • Postpartum uterine disease in dairy cattle

Teaching

  • Subject coordinator (since 2011) – ASC261 and ASC461 (Animal Reproduction)
  • Other subjects taught – ASC262 (Veterinary Reproduction); VSC420 (Reproduction & Obstetrics); VSC450 (Clinical Practice 3 – Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Cattle caesarean); ASC209 (Horse Breeding Technologies)
  • Clinical Teaching - VSC464 (Clinical Rotation 6 - Reproduction Specialism)
  • Cattle pregnancy diagnosis and artificial insemination

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Travelling, Music, Gardening

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Perumamthadathil CS, Johnson WH, LeBlanc SJ, Foster RA and Chenier TS (2014). Persistence of oxytocin receptors in the bovine uterus during the first 7d after calving: an immunohistochemical study. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 78:72-77.

Perumamthadathil CS, Gunn A and Norman ST (2014). Non-surgical options for canine population control – What’s available and what’s on the horizon? Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary AMRRIC Conference, Darwin, Australia – 23-25 Sep 2014.

Nigam P and Perumamthadathil CS (2011). Critical care and emergency management of wild animals (review article) – Intas Polivet Vol 12:153-56.

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