Section Chief, Field Service, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE), University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Field Service/Bovine
Research Areas: Dairy Cattle, Mastitis in Dairy Cows, Postpartum temperatures/Dairy Cows, Equine contagious metritis

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

Dairy cattle, Production medicine, milk quality
Equine contagious metritis

Mastitis in dairy cows
Recycled sand

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: 4317-25, 2005.

Kristula, Michaela A. Smith, Billy I. Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism--case report. Theriogenology 61: 595-601, 2004.

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. A method to statistically monitor new intramammary infection data on a monthly basis using somatic cell count data. The Bovine Practitioner 35: 36-40 , 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: 117-125 , 2001.

Smith, BI, Kristula, M. Effects of frequent functional foot trimming on the incidence of lameness in lactating dairy cattle. The Bovine Practitioner 41: 138-145 , 2007.

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 : 182, 2001.

Kristula, M Contagious Equine Metritis. Equine Infectious Diseases. Equine Infectious Diseases : 351-353, 2007.

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: 75-83, 2009.

Kristula, M., Smith, B. Veterinary farm specific employee training to manage cows at calving time The Bovine Practitioner : , 2011.

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