Here you will find all the recent publications with the links to the abstracts or full texts. Please let us know if you can’t access the full text of an article you are interested in and we are happy to send it to you.


Proudfoot K. L., J. Hendricks, A. Higgens, S. Roche, C. Ritter, D. Renaud, and M.A.G. von Keyserlingk. 2022. The Entrepreneurs: Dairy farmers committed to finding a solution for the surplus calf issue – a participatory case study. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.

Postill G., C. L. Adams, C. Zanin, M. Halpin, C. Ritter. 2022. Adherence of those at low risk of disease to public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study. PloSOne:e0276746

Sirovica, L. V., C. Ritter, J. Hendricks, J., D. M. Weary, S. Gulati, S., & M. A. G. von Keyserlingk. 2022. Public attitude toward and perceptions of dairy cattle welfare in cow-calf management systems differing in type of social and maternal contact. J. Dairy Sci. 105:3248-3268.

Ritter C., M. J. Hötzel, M. A. G. von Keyserlingk. 2022. Public attitudes towards different management scenarios for ‘surplus’ dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 105:5909-5925.


Biesheuvel M. M, I. Santman-Berends, H. W. Barkema, C. Ritter, Berezowski, J., Guelbenzu, M. and J. Kaler. 2021. Understanding farmer behavior and their decision-making process in the context of cattle diseases: A review of theories and approaches. Front. Vet. Sci. 8: 687699-687699.

Pereira, M.M., E. Artemiou, P. De Pedro, C. Adams, and C. Ritter. 2021. The use of the Roter Interaction Analysis System in assessing veterinary student clinical communication skills during equine wellness examinations in rural Kentucky: a pilot study. Vet Rec. Open. 8(1).

Cobo Angel, C., S. J. LeBlanc, S. M. Roche, and C. Ritter. 2021. A focus group study of Canadian dairy farmers’ attitudes and social referents on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance. Front. Vet. Sci. 8:639.

Ritter, C., L. Dorrestein, D. F. Kelton, and H. W. Barkema. 2021. Herd health and production management visits on Canadian dairy cattle farms: structure, goals and topics discussed. J. Dairy Sci. 104:7996-8008.

Ritter, C., E. R. Russel, D. M. Weary, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk. 2021. Views of American animal and dairy science students on the future of dairy farms and public expectations for dairy cattle care: A focus group study. J. Dairy Sci. 104:7984-7995.


Ritter, C., K. E. Mills, D. M Weary, and M. A. G von Keyserlingk, 2020. Perspectives of western Canadian dairy farmers on the future of farming. J. Dairy Sci. 103:10273-10282.

Moore, S., P. Durst, C. Ritter, D. Nobrega, H. W. Barkema. 2020. Effects of employer management on employee recruitment, satisfaction, engagement, and retention on large US dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 103: 8482-8493.


Ritter, C., A. Shriver, E. McConnachie, J. Robbins, M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, and D. M. Weary. 2019. Public attitudes toward gene editing in dairy cattle. PloS One, 14:e0225372.

Ritter, C., A. Beaver, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk. 2019. Invited review: The complex relationship between cattle welfare and reproduction. Reprod. Domest. Anim. 54:29–37.

Ritter C., C. L. Adams, D. F. Kelton, and H. W. Barkema. 2019. Factors associated with dairy farmers’ satisfaction and preparedness to adopt recommendations after veterinary herd health visits. J. Dairy Sci. 102:4280-4293.

McAloon, C. G., S. Roche, C. Ritter, H. W. Barkema, P. Whyte, S. J. More, L. O’Grady, M. J. Green, and M. L. Doherty. 2019. A review of paratuberculosis in dairy herds – Part 1: Epidemiology. Vet. J. 246:59-65.

McAloon, C. G., S. Roche, C. Ritter, H. W. Barkema, P. Whyte, S. J. More, L. O’Grady, M. J. Green, and M. L. Doherty. 2019. A review of paratuberculosis in dairy herds – Part 2: On-farm control. Vet. J. 246:54-58.

Beaver, A., C. Ritter, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk. 2019. The dairy cattle housing dilemma: Natural behavior versus animal care. Vet. Clin. North Am. Food Anim. Pract. 35:11.


Ritter, C., C. L. Adams, D. F. Kelton, H. W. Barkema. 2018. Clinical communication patterns of veterinary practitioners during dairy herd health and production management farm visit. J. Dairy Sci. 101:10337-10350.

McKenna*, S. L. B., C. Ritter*, I. Dohoo, G. P. Keefe, and H. W. Barkema. 2018. Comparison of fecal pooling strategies for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. J. Dairy Sci. 101:7463-7470. [*co-first authors] 

Durst, P. T., S. J. Moore, C. Ritter, and H. W. Barkema. 2018. Evaluation of dairy farm employee management by employees. J. Dairy, Sci. 101:7450-7462.

Ritter C., H. W. Barkema, and C. L. Adams. 2018. Action cameras and the Roter interaction analysis system to assess veterinarian-producer interactions in a dairy setting. Vet. Rec., 182:227.


Barkema, H.W., K. Orsel, S. S. Nielsen, A. P. Koets, V. P. Rutten, J. P. Bannantine, G. P. Keefe, D. F. Kelton, S. J. Wells, R. J. Whittington, C. G. Mackintosh, E. J. Manning, M. F. Weber1, C. Heuer, T. Forde, C. Ritter, S. Roche, C. Corbett, R. Wolf, J. P. Kastelic, J. De Buck. 2017. Knowledge gaps that hamper prevention and control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection. Transbound. Emerg Dis.:1-24.

Ritter C., J. Jansen, C. L. Adams, K. Orsel, S. Roche, D. F. Kelton, R. J. Erskine, G. Benedictus, T. J. G. M. Lam, and H. W. Barkema. 2017. Invited review: Determinants of farmers’ adoption of management-based strategies for infectious disease prevention and control. J. Dairy Sci. 100:3329-3347.


Ritter C., J. Jansen, K. Roth, J. P. Kastelic, C. L. Adams, and H. W. Barkema. 2016. Dairy farmers’ perceptions toward the implementation of Johne’s disease prevention and control strategies on Alberta dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 99:9114-9125.


Ritter C., R. Wolf, C. L. Adams, D. F. Kelton, C. Pickel, S. Mason, K. Orsel, J. De Buck, and H. W. Barkema. 2015. Herd-level prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis is not associated with participation in a voluntary Alberta Johne’s disease control program. J. Dairy Sci. 99:2157-2160.

Ritter C., G. P. S. Kwong, R. Wolf, C. Pickel, M. Slomp, J. Flaig, S. Mason, C. L. Adams, D. F. Kelton, J. Jansen, J. De Buck, and H. W. Barkema. 2015. Factors associated with participation of Alberta dairy farmers in a voluntary, management-based Johne’s disease control program. J. Dairy Sci. 98:7831-7845.