Michaela A Kristula
Section Chief, Field Service
Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE)Contact Information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Office: 610) 925-6310
Colorado State University, 1977
BS (Biology) Virginia Tech , 1979
DVM Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984
MS (Comparative Medical Sciences) University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Description of Research Expertise
Mastitis in dairy cows
Description of Clinical Expertise
Dairy cattle, Production medicine, milk quality
Equine contagious metritis
Kristula, M., Smith, B.: Veterinary farm specific employee training to manage cows at calving time The Bovine Practitioner 2011.
Kristula, M., Fectea ME., Smith, B., Young, S., Rankin, S.: Evaluation of the risk of transmitting Staphylococcus aureus strains between replacement heifers through commingling at a heifer rearing facility The Bovine Practitioner 43(2): 75-83, 2009.
Kristula, M., Dou, Z., Toth, J., Smith, B., Harvey, N., Sabo, M.: Evaluation of free-stall mattress bedding treatments to reduce mastitis bacterial growth Journal of Dairy Science 91: 1885-1892, 2008.
Kristula, M: Contagious Equine Metritis. Equine Infectious Diseases. Equine Infectious Diseases Page: 351-353, Saunders, 2007.
Smith, BI, Kristula, M. : Effects of frequent functional foot trimming on the incidence of lameness in lactating dairy cattle. The Bovine Practitioner 41(2): 138-145 , 2007.
Kristula, M A. Rogers, W. Hogan, J S. Sabo, M.: Comparison of bacteria populations in clean and recycled sand used for bedding in dairy facilities. Journal of Dairy Science 88(12): 4317-25, Dec 2005.
Kristula, Michaela A. Smith, Billy I.: Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism--case report. Theriogenology 61(2-3): 595-601, Jan 15 2004.
Kristula, M., Smith, B. : Use of daily postpartum temperatures to select dairy cows for treatment with systemic antibiotics. Proceedings of the 34th American Association of Bovine Practitioners Page: 182, 2001.
Kristula, M., Smith, B., Simeone, A. : The use of dairy postpartum temperatures to select dairy cows for treatment with systemic antibiotics. The Bovine Practitioners 35(2): 117-125 , 2001.
Kristula, M. : A method to statistically monitor new intramammary infection data on a monthly basis using somatic cell count data. The Bovine Practitioner 35(1): 36-40 , 2001.