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Michaela A Kristula

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

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Office: 610) 925-6310
Fax: 610-925-6803

Colorado State University, 1977.
BS (Biology)
Virginia Tech , 1979.
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984.
MS (Comparative Medical Sciences)
University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
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Description of Research Expertise

Mastitis in dairy cows
Recycled sand

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dairy cattle, Production medicine, milk quality
Equine contagious metritis

Selected Publications

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

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(2): 75-83, 2009.

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: Contagious Equine Metritis. Equine Infectious Diseases. Equine Infectious Diseases. Saunders, Page: 351-353, 2007.

Smith, BI, Kristula, M. : Effects of frequent functional foot trimming on the incidence of lameness in lactating dairy cattle. The Bovine Practitioner 41(2): 138-145 2007.

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(12): 4317-25, Dec 2005.

Kristula, Michaela A. Smith, Billy I.: Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism--case report. Theriogenology 61(2-3): 595-601, Jan 15 2004.

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 Page: 182, 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(2): 117-125 2001.

Kristula, M. : A method to statistically monitor new intramammary infection data on a monthly basis using somatic cell count data. The Bovine Practitioner 35(1): 36-40 2001.

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