Cassandra B. Tucker, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of California

 

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Biographical Sketch
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Cassandra B. Tucker
Department of Animal Science
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: ++1 (530) 754-5750 Fax: ++1 (530) 752-0175
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EDUCATION
Ph.D. Animal Science, University of British Columbia
 
 
1998-2003
Thesis Title: The effect of freestall surfaces and geometry on dairy cattle behavior
 
B.Sc. Animal Science and Management, University of California, Davis
1996-98
Graduated with Highest Honors
 
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Associate Professor
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012- present
University of California, Davis
 
Assistant Professor
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007-2012
University of California, Davis
 
Research Scientist
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004-2006
AgResearch, Ltd., New Zealand
 
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PUBLICATIONS
 
Refereed
1. Chapinal, N., de Passillé, A. M., Rushen, J., & Tucker, C. B. (2011). Short communication:
Measures of weight distribution and frequency of steps as indicators of restless
behavior. Journal of Dairy Science, 94(2), 800-803. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3531
2. Dippel, S., Tucker, C. B., Winckler, C., & Weary, D. M. (2011). Effects of behaviour on the
development of claw lesions in early lactation dairy cows. Applied Animal Behaviour
Science, 134, 16-22.
3. Krebs, N., Berry, S. L., & Tucker, C. B. (2011). Restless behavior increases over time, but
not with compressibility of the flooring surface, during forced standing at the feed
bunk. Journal of Dairy Science, 94(1), 97-105. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3089
4. Legrand, A., Schütz, K. E., & Tucker, C. B. (2011). Using water to cool cattle: Behavioral
and physiological changes associated with voluntary use of cow showers. Journal of
Dairy Science, 94(7), 3376-3386. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3901
5. Makagon, M. M., Tucker, C. B., & Mench, J. A. (2011). Factors affecting nest choice by
pekin ducks. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 129(2-4), 121-128. doi:
10.1016/j.applanim.2010.10.008
6. Schütz, K. E., Rogers, A. R., Cox, N. R., Webster, J. R., & Tucker, C. B. (2011). Dairy
cattle prefer shade over sprinklers: Effects on behavior and physiology. Journal of
Dairy Science, 94(1), 273-283. doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3608
7. Sutherland, M. A., & Tucker, C. B. (2011). The long and short of it: A review of tail docking
in farm animals. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 135, 179-191.
8. Chapinal, N., & Tucker, C. B. (2012). Validation of an automated method to count steps
while cows stand on a weighing platform and its application as a measure to detect
lameness. Journal of Dairy Science, 95(11), 6523-6528. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5742
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9. Mintline, E. M., Wood, S. L., de Passillé, A. M., Rushen, J., & Tucker, C. B. (2012).
Assessing calf play behavior in an arena test. Applied Animal Behaviour Science,
141(3), 101-107.
10. Parola, F., Hillman, E., Schütz, K. E., & Tucker, C. B. (2012). Preferences for overhead
sprinklers by naïve beef steers: Test of two nozzle types. Applied Animal Behaviour
Science, 137, 13-22.
11. Alvino, G. M., Tucker, C. B., Archer, G. S., & Mench, J. A. (2013). Astroturf as a
dustbathing substrate for laying hens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 146, 88-
95.
12. Anderson, S. D., Bradford, B. J., Harner, J. P., Tucker, C. B., Choi, C. Y., Allen, J. D.,
Hall, L. W., Rungruang, S., Collier, R. J., & Smith, J. F. (2013). Effects of adjustable
and stationary fans with misters on core body temperature and lying behavior of
lactating dairy cows in a semiarid climate. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(7), 4738-
4750. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-6401
13. Chen, J. M., Schütz, K. E., & Tucker, C. B. (2013). Dairy cows use and prefer feed bunks
fitted with sprinklers. Journal of Dairy Science, 96, 50355045.
14. Holcomb, K. E., Tucker, C. B., & Stull, C. L. (2013). Do domestic horses in hot, sunny
weather prefer shade? Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 33(5), 368-369.
15. Holcomb, K. E., Tucker, C. B., & Stull, C. L. (2013). Physiological, behavioral, and
serological responses of horses to shaded or unshaded pens in a hot, sunny
environment. Journal of Animal Science, 91(12), 5926-5936.
16. Mintline, E. M., Stewart, M., Rogers, A. R., Cox, N. R., Verkerk, G. A., Stookey, J. M.,
Webster, J. R., & Tucker, C. B. (2013). Play behavior as an indicator of animal
welfare: Disbudding in dairy calves. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 144(1), 22-
30.
17. Newby, N. C., Tucker, C. B., Pearl, D. L., LeBlanc, S. J., Leslie, K. E., von Keyserlingk,
M. A. G., & Duffield, T. F. (2013). Short communication: A comparison of 2
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs following the first stage of a 2-stage fistulation
surgery in dry dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(10), 6514-6519. doi:
10.3168/jds.2013-6579
18. Schütz, K., Cox, N., Macdonald, K., Roche, J., Verkerk, G., Rogers, A., Tucker, C.,
Matthews, L., Meier, S., & Webster, J. (2013). Behavioral and physiological effects of
a short-term feed restriction in lactating dairy cattle with different body condition
scores at calving. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(7), 4465-4476.
19. Tucker, C. B., Coetzee, H., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K., Stookey, J. M., Grandin, T., &
Thompson, D. (2013). Beef cattle welfare in us: Identification of key gaps in
knowledge and priorities for further research. White paper for NCBA,
http://beefresearch.org/CMDocs/BeefResearch/Sustainability%20Completed%20Proj
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ect%20Summaries/Beef_cattle_welfare_in_US.pdf.
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20. Tucker, C. B., Mench, J. A., & von Keyserlingk, M. A. G. (2013). Animal welfare: An
integral component of sustainability. In E. Kebreab (Ed.), Sustainable animal
agriculture. Wallingford, UK: CABI.
21. Endres, M. I., Lobeck-Luchterhand, K. M., Espejo, L. A., & Tucker, C. B. (2014).
Evaluation of the sample needed to accurately estimate outcome-based
measurements of dairy welfare on farm. Journal of Dairy Science, 97(6), 3523-3530.
22. Holcomb, K. E., Tucker, C. B., & Stull, C. L. (2014). Preference of domestic horses for
shade in a hot, sunny environment. Journal of Animal Science, 92(4), 1708-1717.
doi: 10.2527/jas.2013-7386
23. Mintline, E. M., Varga, A., Banuelos, J., Walker, K. A., Hoar, B., Drake, D., Weary, D. M.,
Coetzee, J. F., Stock, M. L., & Tucker, C. B. (2014). Healing of surgical castration
wounds: A description and an evaluation of flunixin. Journal of Animal Science, 92,
5659-5665.
24. Newby, N. C., Tucker, C. B., Pearl, D. L., LeBlanc, S. J., Leslie, K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A.
G. v., & Duffield, T. F. (2014). An investigation of ketoprofen following rumen
fistulation surgery in lactating dairy cows. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 55, 442-448.
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25. Rajapaksha, E., & Tucker, C. B. (2014). How do cattle respond to sloped floors? An
investigation using behavior and electromyograms. Journal of Dairy Science, 97(5),
2808-2815. doi: 10.3168/jds.2013-7435
26. Rajapaksha, E., & Tucker, C. B. (2014). Restless behavior and muscle activity of dairy
cows on rough standing surfaces presented under 1 or 4 legs. Journal of Dairy
Science, In press. doi: 10.3168/jds.2013-7435
27. Schütz, K. E., Cox, N. R., & Tucker, C. B. (2014). A field study of the behavioral and
physiological effects of varying amounts of shade for lactating cows at pasture.
Journal of Dairy Science, 97(6), 3599-3605.
28. Tucker, C. B., Mintline, E. M., Banuelos, J., Walker, K. A., Hoar, B., Drake, D., & Weary,
D. M. (2014). Effect of a cooling gel on pain sensitivity and healing of hot-iron cattle
brands. Journal of Animal Science, 92, 5674-5682.
29. Tucker, C. B., Mintline, E. M., Banuelos, J., Walker, K. A., Hoar, B., Varga, A., Drake, D.,
& Weary, D. M. (2014). Pain sensitivity and healing of hot-iron cattle brands. Journal
of Animal Science, 92, 5674-5682.
30. Rajapaksha, E., & Tucker, C. B. (2015). Stepping behavior and muscle activity of dairy
cows on uncomfortable standing surfaces presented under 1 or 4 legs. Journal of
Dairy Science, 98(1), 295-304. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8652
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31. Rajapaksha, E., Winkler, C., & Tucker, C. B. (2015). Effect of rubber flooring on dairy
cattle stepping behavior and muscle activity. Journal of Dairy Science, 98(4), 2462-
2471. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8930
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32. Stackhouse-Lawson, K. R., Tucker, C. B., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S., & Mitloehner, F. M.
(2015). Effects of growth-promoting technology on feedlot cattle behavior in the 21
days before slaughter. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 162, 1-8.
 
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