Steven L. Berry

Steven L. Berry

Steven L. Berry, D.V.M, M.P.V.M.
Extension Specialist Emeritus: Dairy Management and Health

Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616, USA

Email: slberry@ucdavis.edu

Biography

Steven Berry came to UCDavis as an Animal Science student in 1971 and received his bachelor’s degree in 1973. He then worked as a research associate in Animal Science Extension until starting veterinary school in 1977. After graduation from veterinary school he worked in a private dairy practice for 2 years. In 1984, he returned to UCDavis as a Reproduction Management Specialist. In 1987, his position changed to Dairy Management and Health. In 1995, he began working on lameness causing diseases, especially digital dermatitis, and continued that emphasis in teaching and research until his retirement in 2012.

After retirement, he moved to the land of the midnight sun (Finland) and lives there with his wife in a town called River Mouth (Joensuu).

Education

B.S., Animal Science, University of California Davis, 1973.
D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, 1981
M.P.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, 1988

Research

Dairy management and health; hoof health and lameness in dairy cattle; infectious and non-infectious diseases; management factors; cow comfort and welfare, relationship of lameness causing diseases to animal welfare, productivity, and culling.

Selected Publications

  1. Berry, S. L. (2008). Corkscrew Claw in Cattle. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. S. R. R. Haskell. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell. 1st: 256-257.
  2. Berry, S. L. (2008). Digital (Papillomatous) Dermatitis in Cattle. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. S. R. R. Haskell. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell. 1st: 298-300.
  3. Berry, S. L. (2008). Footrot in Cattle. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. S. R. R. Haskell. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell. 1st: 365-367.
  4. Berry, S. L. (2008). Laminitis in Cattle. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. S. R. R. Haskell. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell. 1st: 462-463.
  5. Berry, S. L., D. H. Read, R. L. Walker, T. R. Famula. (2010). "Clinical, histologic, and bacteriologic findings in dairy cows with digital dermatitis (footwarts) one month after topical treatment with lincomycin hydrochloride or oxytetracycline hydrochloride." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 237(5): 555-560.
  6. Berry, S. L. and B. P. Smith (2008). Papillomatous Digital Dermatitis (Digital Dermatitis, Foot Warts, Heel Warts, Hairy Foot Warts, Mortellaro's Disease, Strawberry Heel Warts). Large Animal Internal Medicine. St. Louis, MO, Mosby (Elsevier). 4th: 1314-1316.
  7. Ertze, R. A., D. H. Read, D. W. Hird, S. L. Berry. (2006). "Field Evaluation of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Effects of a Vaccine against (Papillomatous) Digital Dermatitis in Dairy Cattle on Two California Dairies." The Bovine Practitioner 40(2): 76-82.
  8. Stull, C. L., M. A. Payne, S. L. Berry, J. P. Reynolds. (2007). "A review of the causes, prevention, and welfare of nonambulatory cattle." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 231(2): 227-234.
  9. Underwood, W., M. Bailey, S. Berry, G. Golab. (2010). Chapter 2: Agricultural Animal Health Care. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching. J. McGlone and J. Swanson. Champaign, IL 61822, Federation of Animal Science Societies.
  10. Vanegas, J., M. Overton, S. L. Berry, W. M. Sischo. (2006). "Effect of rubber flooring on claw health in lactating dairy cows housed in free-stall barns." Journal of Dairy Science 89(11): 4251-4258.