Skip to main content

Kerry Rood

Profile Picture

Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health and Management

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: Variable
Go toOffice Location: AGRS 248C
DialPhone: 435-797-1882
SendEmail: kerry.rood@usu.edu


Educational Background

MPH, Public Health, University of Iowa, 2017
DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1997
MS, Animal Science, (Parasitology), Utah State University, 1996
Effects of Gastrointestinal Parasite Control on Free-Grazing Cattle and Sheep
BS, Bio-veterinary Science, Utah State University, 1991

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine, 2017

Biography

Kerry A. Rood, MS, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVPM has served as associate professor and extension veterinary at Utah State University since 2007. Prior to this academic appointment, he served as the Vermont State Veterinarian and Chief Animal Health Officer. A 1997 DVM graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. Rood has been in mixed animal practice in Oregon and Utah. Kerry has received a number of wards, including undergraduate advisor of the year, teacher of the year, Utah’s veterinarian of the year, and president of the Utah Veterinary Medical Association. As part of a team, Dr. Rood was instrumental in garnering professional, public, and legislative support for the USU School of Veterinary Medicine; a joint regional program with Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah. Dr. Rood’s professional interests revolve around preventative animal and public health. Kerry is from Coos Bay, Oregon and was raised on a family owned dairy and beef operation. Dr. Rood married Rachel Taylor in 1989 and they have three daughters. If he gets any spare time, you will find him road cycling.


Teaching Interests

Dr. Rood's teaching interests include veterinary medicine and public health. He currently teaches Beef Management and Veterinary Public Health.

Research Interests

His research interests revolve around animal health and public health. Currently, he is focused on reducing the risk associated with zoonotic diseases and agritourism events.

Awards

Teaching Award of Merit, 2019

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

Teacher of the Year, 2018

USU Academic Success Center

Utah Veterinarian of the Year, 2013

Utah Veterinary Medical Association

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2012

USU College of Agriculture

Publications - Abstracts

  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., (2013). Comparison of milk and blood test strips and Fossomatic milk analysis for measurement of beta-hydroxybutyrate in periparturient dairy cattle.. Journal of Dairy Science/ADSA
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., (2012). Bacteria counts in on-farm pasteurized milk for dairy calves vs. season and time post-pasteurization. Journal of Dairy Science/ADSA
  • Rood, K., Young, A., (2011). Survey results of management, dairy animal care and quality assurance practices, and bovine viral diarrhea on Utah dairies. Applied Animal and Public Health Symposium
  • Rood, K., Baldwin, T.J, Kelly, E., Hall, J.O, (2011). Selenium and Vitamin A Deficiency Associated with Reversible Orthokeratosis in a Black Angus Calf: Proceedings 2011 AAVLD Annual Conference. *
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., Goodell, G., (2011). Evaluation of a BVD milk ELISA test detecting anti-p80 antibody and comparison with ear notch testing for PI cattle. Journal of Dairy Science
  • Rood, K., Baldwin, T.J, Kelly, E., Hall, J.O, (2010). Selenium and vitamin A deficiency associated with reverible orthokeratosis in a Black Angus calf. Annual Applied Animal and Public Health Research and Extension Symposium at the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and American Associaton of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) joint Annual Meeting
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., Trujillo, J.D, (2010). Herd-level prevalence of Johne’s disease on dairy farms in Utah and the surrounding intermountain west. Journal of Dairy Science

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Heaton, K., Rood, K., (2009). Beef safety and quality assurance from the farm to the table: Cow-Calf Management Guide & Cattle Producer's Library.
  • Rood, K., England, J., (2009). Mycoplasma in beef cattle: Cow-Calf Management Guide & Cattle Producer's Library.
  • Rood, K., (2009). Beef Safety and Quality Assurance from the Farm to the Table.. Cow-Calf Management Guide & Cattle Producer's Library
  • Rood, K., (2009). Mycoplasma in Beef Cattle. Cow-Calf Management Guide & Cattle Producer�s Library

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Curriculum

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

  • Stegelmeier, B.L, Colegate, S.M, Knoppel, E.L, Rood, K., Collett, M.G, (2019). Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)-induced photosensitization.. Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology, 60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2019.06.007
  • Rood, K., Pate, M.L, (2018). Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries Associated with Palpation, Infection Control Practices, and Zoonotic Disease Risks among Utah Clinical Veterinarians. Journal of Agromedicine, 35-45. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2018.1536574
  • Kurz, J., Zhou, Y., Weiss, R., Wilson, D., Rood, K., Liu, G., Wang, Z., (2018). A genome-wide association study for mastitis resistance in phenotypically well-characterized Holstein dairy cattle using a selective genotyping approach. BMC Genomics
  • Lucero, S.M, Rigas, J., Rood, K., Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2017). Social integration of veterinary students in a two and two veterinary medical program. The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 61:4, 284-289.
  • Yang, M., Hall, j., Fan, Z., Regouski, M., Meng, Q., Rutigliano, H., Stott, R.D, Rood, K., Panter, K., Polejaeva, I., (2016). Oocytes from small and large follicles exhibit similar development competence following goat cloning despite their differences in meiotic and cytoplasmic maturation. Theriogenology, 86:9, 2302-2311.
  • Rood, K., Panter, K.E, Gardner, D.R, Stegelmeier, B.L, Hall, J.O, (2015). Halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus) Poisoning in Cattle: Poisonous Plants: Toxicology, Ecology, Management, and Medicine. Symp Poisonous Plants, 9, 118-120.
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., Whitehouse, C., Bunnell, J., Goodell, G.M, Byrem, T.M, (2015). Dairy herd - level prevalence of Johne’s disease and BVD in the Intermountain West of the U.S.A. and farm management practices and characteristics for test-positive herds. Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 6:4, 1-7.
  • Wilson, D., Baldwin, T.J, Rood, K., (2015). Pathology in practice – Fascioliasis in a Dahl sheep. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 246, 1301-1303.
  • Rood, K., Panter, K.E, Stebelmeier, B.L, Hall, J.O, (2014). Halogeton (H. glomeratus) Poisoning in Cattle: Case Report. International Journal of Poisonous Plant Research (IJPPR), 3:1, 22-24.
  • Dagley, A., Ennis, J., Turner, J.D, Rood, K., Van Wettere, A., Gowen, B., Julander, J., (2014). Protection against Chikungunya virus induced arthralgia following prophylactic treatment with adenovirus vectored interferon (mDEF201). Antiviral Research, 108, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2014.05.004
  • Wilson, D., Bunnell, J., Whitehouse, C., Byrem, T.M, Goodell, G.M, Rood, K., (2014). Johne’s disease, mycoplasma and BVD in Utah - bulk tank milk testing and comparison to previous regional prevalence and individual herd results over time. Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 5:3, 1-7.
  • Baldwin, T.J, Rood, K., Kelly, E., Hall, J.O, (2012). Dermatopathy in Juvenile Angus Cattle due to Vitamin A Deficiency. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 24, 763-766. doi: doi:10.1177/1040638712445767
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., (2012). Bovine viral diarrhea milk ELISA test detecting anti-p80 antibody – association with milk handling methods and cow characteristics. Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 3:1, 1-5.
  • Wilson, D., Rood, K., (2010). Herd-level prevalence of Johne’s disease in Utah and adjacent areas of the Intermountain West as detected by a bulk tank milk surveillance project. Journal of Dairy Science, 93:12, 5792-5797.
  • Professional Journal

  • Kelly, E., Baldwin, T.J, Rood, K., (2012). Pathology in Practice: Echinococcus granulosus infection in a Utah sheep. JAVMA, 241:11, 1449-1451.
  • Kelly, E., Rood, K., Skirpstunas, R., (2012). Abscesses in Captive Elk associated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Utah, USA . Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48:3, 803-805.

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Literary Journal

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - MultiMedia

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Technical Reports

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Translations & Transcripts

        Publications - Other

          Bulletins

          Magazine/Trade Publication

        • Wilson, D., Rood, K., LaRose, J., (2016). Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine Magazine. Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine *
        • Young, A., Rood, K., (2010). Dairy heifer raising "Gold Standards". Western Dairy News (part of Hoards Dairyman)
        • Newsletter

        • Rood, K., Rigas, J., (2013). A Clin-Path moment. Beef Veterinary Newsletter *
        • Young, A., Rood, K., (2010). Dairy Quality Assurance Workshops – Two for the Price of One. USU Extension Dairy Newsletter
        • Other

        • Rood, K., (2008). Beef Safety and Quality Assurance from the Farm to the Table. Western Beef Resource Council (WBRC) Cattle Producer's Library *
        • Rood, K., (2008). Vesicular Stomatitis in Cattle. AG/Animal Health/2008-0pr *
        • Rood, K., (2008). Equine Immunity, Vaccination Guidelines, and Recommendations. AG/Equine/2008-07pr *
        • Rood, K., (2008). Fitting the Western or English Saddle to the Horse. AG/Equine/2008-05pr *
        • Rood, K., (2008). Neurologic Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). AG/Equine/2008-03pr
        • Rood, K., (2008). Foal Hoof Care Fact Sheet: When and How Often to Trim?. AG/Equine/2008-02pr

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Scheduled Teaching

        ADVS 1050 - Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Academic and Career Orientation, Spring 2019

        ADVS 5080, 6080 - Beef Cattle Management, Spring 2019

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2019

        VM 7598 - Introduction to Clinics, Fall 2018

        ADVS 5080, 6080 - Beef Cattle Management, Spring 2018

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2018

        VM 7598 - Introduction to Clinics, Fall 2017

        ADVS 5080, 6080 - Beef Cattle Management, Spring 2017

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2017

        VM 7598 - Introduction to Clinics, Fall 2016

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2016

        ADVS 5080, 6080 - Beef Cattle Management, Spring 2016

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2016

        VM 7598 - Introduction to Clinics, Fall 2015

        USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2015

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2015

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2015

        VM 7501 - International Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2014

        VM 7598 - Introduction to Clinics, Fall 2014

        USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2014

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2014

        VM 7543 - Veterinary Medicine and Human Health, Spring 2014

        VM 7501 - International Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2013

        USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2013

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2013

        ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Spring 2013

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2012

        ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition, Spring 2012

        ADVS 2200 - ANAT/PHYL OF ANIMAL, Spring 2011

        ADVS 3520 - EQUINE NUTRITION, Spring 2011

        ADVS 2200 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

        ADVS 2200 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

        ADVS 2200 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2010

        ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition, Spring 2010

        ADVS 1920 - Orientation to Bioveterinary Science, Fall 2009

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy an dPhysiology of Animals, Spring 2009

        ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition, Spring 2009

        ADVS 1920 - Orientation To Bioveterinary Science, Fall 2008

        ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2008


        Extension

        Veterinary Public Health, 2015 - Ongoing
        Beef Quality Assurance for Beef Producers, 2010 - Ongoing
        Veterinarian Extension and Outreach, 2008 - Ongoing
        Livestock Health and Management, 2007 - Ongoing
        Utah Veterinary Medical Association List Serve (UTVA-L), 2007 - Ongoing
        Supporting Early Career Rural Veterinarians, 2016 - 2019
        Production Agriculture and Agricultural Economics, 2010 - 2016
        Agrosecurity - SCAP, 2009 - 2015
        General Beef Cattle/Ranch Economics Education Programs, 2007 - 2015
        Intermountain Beef 3910, 2007 - 2015
        Sheep and Goat Educational Programs, 2007 - 2015
        Intermountain Beef 3910 Workshop, 2000 - 2015
        Small Ruminant Animal Health Extension and Outreach, 2008 - 2013
        Beginning Rancher Program, 2010 - 2013
        Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), 2007 - 2012
        Strengthening Community Agrosecurity (S-CAP), 2007 - 2012
        MBM Program, 2011 - 2011
        Production Agriculture and Agricultural Economics, 2010 - 2010
        Beehive Master Beef Manager, 2009 - 2009
        Equine Health (Equine Extension Team), 2008 - 2009
        Civil Rights, 2007 - 2007
        Veterinary Beef Newsletter, 2007 - 2007

        Graduate Students Mentored