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
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.
Curtis R. Beidel, Michaela A. Kristula, and Billy I. Smith Case Report - Utilizing formic acid to effectively eliminate Mycoplasma bovis in unpasteurized fresh raw milk The Bovine Practitioner 50: 137-141, 2016.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 Billy I, Kauffold Johannes, Sherman Lisa Serum haptoglobin concentrations in dairy cattle with lameness due to claw disorders. Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997) 186: 162-5, 2010.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.
BS (Dairy Production Science) Louisiana State University, 1987DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Louisiana State University, 1991MS (Veterinary Science) University of Florida, 1996Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners; Recertified
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Recertified
Utah State University (1991 to 1992)
University of Florida (1992 to 1994)
Residency in Rural Animal Medicine