Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Bovine mastitis and other diseases affecting dairy cattle

Academic Credentials

  • BA, University of Cambridge, 1999
  • VetMB, University of Cambridge, 2002
  • MS, University of Missouri, 2006
  • PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2010
  • Diplomate, ACVIM, 2007

Research Interests

Dr. Luby's primary research interest is in bovine mastitis with focus on host-pathogen interactions and novel mastitis control measures. 

Dr. Luby teaches food animal production medicine with emphasis on the dairy industry. His clinical work focuses on dairy production medicine.


  • Jelinski, M.D., Kelton, D.F., Luby, C., Waldner, C.  2020.  Factors associated with the adoption of technologies by the Canadian dairy industry.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(10): 1065-1072.

  • Luby, C.D., Waldner, C., Jelinski, M.D.  2020.  Update on demographics of the Canadian dairy industry for the period 2011 to 2016.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(1): 75-78.   

  • Luby, C.D., Waldner, C.L., Jelinski, M.D.  2020.  Ownership structure and financial status of Canadian dairy operations.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(8): 891-893.

  • Madder, K.M., McKinnon, J.J., Torres, G.W., Krone, K.G., Duncombe, J.L., Luby, C.D., Buchanan, F.C.  2019.  Feedlot performance and immune function analysis of implanted and non-implanted steers selected for alcohol dehydrogenase 1 C (ADH1C) genotype and fed a low Vitamin A diet.  Animal, 13(2): 292-300.  https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118001210

  • Naushad, S., Ali Naqvi, S., Nobrega, D., Luby, C., Kastelic, J.P., Barkema, H.W., De Buck, J.  2019.  Comprehensive virulence gene profiling of bovine non-aureus staphylococci based on whole-genome sequencing data.  mSystems, 4(2).  https://www.doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00098-18

  • Scott, H., Avramenko, R., Redman, E., Jelinski, M., Luby, C., Henderson, T., Wagner, B., Gilleard, J., Uehlinger, F.  2019.  Survey of gastrointestinal nematodes in breeding-age heifers on 6 Saskatchewan dairy farms.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60(12): 1342-1348.

  • Scott, H., Gilleard, J.S., Jelinski, M., Barkema, H.W., Redman, E.M., Avramenko, R.W., Luby, C., Kelton, D.F., Bauman, C.A., Keefe, G., Dubuc, J., Uehlinger, F.D.  2019.  Prevalence, fecal egg counts, and species identification of gastrointestinal nematodes in replacement dairy heifers in Canada.  Journal of Dairy Science, 102(9): 8251-8263.  https://www.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-16115

  • Scott, H., Jelinski, M., Luby, C., Uehlinger, F.  2019.  Endoparasite control practices on Saskatchewan dairy farms.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60(6): 613-618.

  • Barkema, H.W., Orsel, K., Ritter, C., Schuster, J., Corbett, C.S., Wolf, R., Roche, S., Bauman, C., Barker, R.A., Fecteau, G., Luby, C., Keefe, G.P., McKenna, S.L.B., Kastelic, J.P., De Buck, J., Kelton, D.F.  2018.  Lessons learned from Canadian Johne’s disease programs.  Bulletin of the International Dairy Federation, 493: 57-66.

  • Beninger, C., Naqvi, S.A., Naushad, S., Orsel, K., Luby, C., Derakhshani, H., Khafipour, E., De Buck, J.  2018.  Associations between digital dermatitis lesion grades in dairy cattle and the quantities of four Treponema species.  Veterinary Research, 49(1): 111.  https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s13567-018-0605-z

  • Nobrega, D.B., Naushad, S., Ali Naqvi, S., Condas, L.A.Z., Saini, V., Kastelic, J.P., Luby, C., De Buck, J., Barkema, H.W.  2018.  Prevalence and genetic basis of antimicrobial resistance in non-aureus staphylococci isolated from Canadian dairy herds.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 256.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00256

  • Gabadage, K., Chirino-Trejo, M., Campbell, J., Luby, C.  2017.  Efficacy of recombinant bovine epidermal growth factor in the treatment of experimental subclinical Staphylococcus aureus mastitis in a ewe model.  Veterinary Record Open, 4(1): e000179.  https://www.doi.org/10.1136/vetreco-2016-000179

  • Naushad, S., Barkema, H.W., Luby, C., Condas, L.A.Z., Nobrega, D.B., Carson, D.A., De Buck, J.  2016.  Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of bovine non-aureus staphylococci species based on whole-genome sequencing.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 1990.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01990

  • Thomas, K.L., Wilson, D.G., Bracamonte, J.L., Carmalt, J.L., Luby, C.D.  2016.  Quality of adhesions after sutured paramedian vs. laparoscopic toggle abomasopexy in an ovine model.  Veterinary Surgery, 45(4): 488-493.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12468