Professor David C Barrett

BSc(Bristol), BVSc(Bristol), FRCVS, Cert CHP(RCVS), DBR(Liv.), DCHP(RCVS), Dip ECBHM, FHEA

  • BS40 5DU


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Research interests



Professor Barrett’s main areas of interest are production ruminant health and disease, bovine mastitis / milk quality, bovine respiratory disease and veterinary education. In addition to these numerous other clinical/research areas are of interest to him including; bovine reproduction, bovine lameness, biosecurity and herd health planning, bovine tuberculosis, displaced abomasum, impact of animal production methods on food safety, responsible use of medicines and a number of other specific clinical entities.  He currently supervises the training of six postgraduate European clinical residents and co-supervises a PhD student undertaking a project entitled, Carriage of Bacterial Pathogens in the Bovine Upper Respiratory Tract: Effects of Respiratory Virus Vaccination.

He is a former editor of the journal Cattle Practice, and a current member of the editorial boards of The Veterinary Journal and Livestock.


Further information about Professor David Barrett's teaching and biography can be found here.


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research

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OH-STAR: One Health Selection and Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance

Avison, M. B., Gould, V. C., Wright, E. F., Schubert, H., Findlay, J., Hammond, A., Morley, C., Reyher, K. K., Barrett, D. C., Cogan, T. A., Tasker, S., Turner, K. M. E., Hay, A. D., May, M. T. & Macgowan, A. P.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • Diagnostics and the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance: a Survey of UK Livestock Veterinary Surgeons’ Perceptions and Practices

    Reyher, K. K., Barrett, D. C., Bard, A. M., Rees, G. & Morgans, L. C., 13 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Veterinary Record.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activities

    • 3 Editorial activity

    Livestock (Journal)

    David C Barrett (Editor)

    Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Veterinary Journal (Journal)

    David C Barrett (Editorial board member)

    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Cattle Practice (Journal)

    David C Barrett (Editor)

    Oct 2002Oct 2005

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity