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.
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
Matthew L. Stock, Johann F. Coetzee, Butch KuKanich, Billy I. Smith Pharmacokinetics of intravenously and orally administered meloxicam in sheep American Journal of Veterinary Research 74: 779-783, 2013.Stock Matthew L, Smith Billy I, Engiles Julie B Disseminated hemangiosarcoma in a cow. The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne 52: 409-13, 2011.Kristula MA, and Smtih BI Case Report - Veterinary Farm Specific Employee Training to Manage Dairy Cows at Calving Time The Bovine Practitioner 45: 78-86, 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.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: , 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: 75-83, 2009.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 Case Report – Diagnosing twin pregnancies in Holstein cows: accurate diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography and outcome of twin pregnancies The Bovine Practitioner. 42: 76-84, 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: 138-145, 2007.Kristula MA, Smith BI Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism – case report. Theriogenology Vol. 61: 595-601, 2004.
BS (Dairy Production Science) Louisiana State University, 1987DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Louisiana State University, 1991MS (Veterinary Science) University of Florida, 1996