Description of Research Expertise
Dr Smith's research interests include all aspects of ruminant preventative health, medicine, and surgery with special emphasis placed on the following:
*bovine lameness, specifically functional foot trimming
*bovine reproduction, specifically postpartum uterine disease and twinning
*ruminant preventative health, specifically vaccination response and pain management
Description of Clinical Expertise
Dr Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Food Animal Practice. His clinical focus is on transition dairy cow management of medical and surgical problems, monitoring bovine health protocols in dairy and beef herds, and implementation of peventative disease measures in food animals.
Kristula MA, and Smtih BI: Case Report - Veterinary Farm Specific Employee Training to Manage Dairy Cows at Calving Time The Bovine Practitioner 45(1): 78-86, Spring 2011.
Smith BI, Kauffold J, and Sherman L: Serum haptoglobin concentrations in dairy cattle with lameness due to claw disorders The Veterinary Journal 186: 162-165, 2010.
Smith BI: Let her carry twins . . . or not? Hoard's Dairyman March 2011.
Aceto H, Gallop R, Rieger R, and Smtih BI: Improving health and productivity in Holstein dairy cows diagnosed with twins: evaluation of feeding strategies The Bovine Practitioner 44(2)Summer 2010.
Kristula MA, Rankin SC, Young S, and Smith BI: 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, September 2009.
Smith BI, Schultz R, Gallop R, Rieger R, Appleby D, and Mowery C: Serum and colostrum titer response in Holstein cattle following the administration of a multivalent killed vaccine Proceedings of the XXVI World Buiatrics Congress, Santiago, Chile November 2010.
Kauffold J, Stock ML, and Smith BI: An investigation of differences between calves born from sexed versus non-sexed semen Proceedings of the XXVI World Buiatrics Congress, Santiago, Chile November 2010.
Smith BI: Case Report – Diagnosing twin pregnancies in Holstein cows: accurate diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography and outcome of twin pregnancies The Bovine Practitioner. 42(1): 76-84, Spring 2008.
Kristula MA, Dou Z, Smith BI, Harvey N, and Sabo M: Evaluation of free-stall mattress bedding treatments to reduce mastitis bacterial growth Journal of Dairy Science 91: 1885-1892, 2008.
Smith BI, Kristula MA, Martin D: Effects of frequent functional hoof trimming on the incidence of lameness in lactating dairy cows. The Bovine Practitioner 41(2): 138-145, Robert A. Smith (eds.). The American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Inc. at Frontier Printers, Inc., Summer (September) 2007.
Smith BI, Freeman W: Physical Exam: Small Ruminant 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc., 2008.
Kristula MA, Smith BI: Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism – case report. Theriogenology Vol. 61: 595-601, 2004.
Smith BI, Risco CA: Management of Periparturient Disorders in Dairy Cattle. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice Vol. 21(No. 2): 503-521, 2005.
Smith BI: Developing Dairy Consultation in Private Practice. Proceedings of the 143rd American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention 2006.
Smith BI: Marketing Dairy Consultation in Private Practice. Proceedings of the 143rd American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention 2006.
Smith BI, Risco CA: Clinical manifestation of postpartum metritis in dairy cattle. Compendium on Continuing Education Vol. 24(No. 8): S56-64, 2002.
Smith BI, Risco CA: Predisposing factors and potential causes of postpartum metritis in dairy cattle. Compendium on Continuing Education Vol. 24(No. 9): S74-80, 2002.
Smith BI, Risco CA: Therapeutic and management options for postpartum metritis in dairy cattle. Compendium on Continuing Education Vol. 24 (No. 10): S92-100, 2002.
Smith BI, Donovan GA, Risco CA, Elliott J: Milk antimicrobial residues in Holstein dairy cattle treated for toxic puerperal metritis. The Bovine Practitioner Vol. 36(No. 2): 141-146, 2002.