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BILLY I. SMITH, BS, DVM, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners; Recertified

Clinical Specialties: transition dairy cow medical and surgical problems, bovine health protocols in dairy and beef herds, preventative disease measures in food animals
Research Areas: ruminant preventative health, bovine lameness, functional foot trimming, bovine reproduction, bovine postpartum uterine disease, bovine twinning, ruminant vaccination response, ruminant pain management

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
 Phone 610-925-6310
 Fax 610-925-6803
 Email bis@vet.upenn.edu

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 preventative 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

M.A. Smith, T.J. Nolan, R. Rieger, H. Aceto, D.G. Levine, R. Nolen-Walston, B.I. Smith Efficacy of major anthelmintics for reduction of fecal shedding of strongyle-type eggs in horses in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States Veterinary Parasitology 214: 139-143, 2015.

Billy I. Smith, Randall H. Rieger, Charlene M. Dickens, Ronald D. Schultz, Helen Aceto Anti-bovine herpesvirus and anti-bovine viral diarrhea virus antibody responses in pregnant Holstein dairy cattle following administration of a multivalent killed virus vaccine American Journal of Veterinary Research 76: 913-920, 2015.

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.

BS (Dairy Production Science) Louisiana State University, 1987

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Louisiana State University, 1991

MS (Veterinary Science) University of Florida, 1996