Roger Blowey - Contributor Profile

Bio

Roger is an RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production (Dairy).

Now self-employed, Roger Blowey was formerly  a partner in an 11-person mixed practice in Gloucester, UK, and has spent over 50 years involved with farm animal medicine, specialising in lameness and mastitis in dairy cattle, and a range of health issues in pigs. 

Roger is a well-known speaker both at home and overseas, the author of a range of scientific papers and several textbooks, including A Color Atlas of Diseases of Cattle, Cattle Lameness and Hoofcare, and The Veterinary Book for Dairy Farmers. 

He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Liverpool, and formerly a lecturer at Bristol and Cambridge Vet Schools. 

Published Papers

  • For a full listing see PubMed.
  • Surveying bovine digital dermatitis and non-healing bovine foot lesions for the presence of Fusobacterium necrophorum, Porphyromonas endodontalis and Treponema pallidum. Staton GJ, Sullivan LE, Blowey RW, Carter SD, Evans NJ. Vet Rec. 2020 Apr 18;186(14):450. doi: 10.1136/vr.105628. Epub 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32066637
  • Controlling the spread of bovine digital dermatitis. Staton GJ, Gillespie A, Evans NJ, Blowey R, Carter SD. J Dairy Res. 2020 Feb;87(1):140. doi: 10.1017/S0022029920000072. Epub 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32063247 No abstract available.
  • Are we missing infected cattle? Thomas L, Gallagher J, Sainsbury R, Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2019 Dec 21;185(24):761-762. doi: 10.1136/vr.l6992. PMID: 31857404 No abstract available.
  • Survival of bovine digital dermatitis treponemes on hoof knife blades and the effects of various disinfectants. Gillespie A, Carter SD, Blowey RW, Evans N. Vet Rec. 2020 Jan 18;186(2):67. doi: 10.1136/vr.105406. Epub 2019 Nov 19.
  • PMID: 31744926 Free PMC article.
  • Badgers are part of the TB picture. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2019 Jun 22;184(25):774-775. doi: 10.1136/vr.l4271. PMID: 31221921 No abstract available.
  • Aggressive skin lesions in pigs. Staton GJ, Scott C, Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2019 Apr 27;184(17):529-530. doi: 10.1136/vr.l1859. PMID: 31023954 No abstract available.
  • Badgers and bTB infection. Blowey R, Mellor B. Vet Rec. 2018 Dec 22;183(24):752. doi: 10.1136/vr.k5331. PMID: 30573585 No abstract available.
  • Effectiveness of badger culls. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2018 Nov 24;183(20):628. doi: 10.1136/vr.k4914. PMID: 30467265 No abstract available.
  • Hunting hounds and bovine TB. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2018 Oct 6;183(13):419. doi: 10.1136/vr.k4143. PMID: 30287568 No abstract available.
  • Bovine TB in the pilot badger cull zone in Gloucestershire. Blowey R, Gray C, Griffiths J, Rowe J. Vet Rec. 2017 Sep 2;181(9):243. doi: 10.1136/vr.j4049. PMID: 28864516 No abstract available.
  • Reducing lameness in sheep. Clegg S, Angell J, Grove-White D, Carter S, Duncan J, Evans N, Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2017 Aug 5;181(6):149. doi: 10.1136/vr.j3710. PMID: 28775030 No abstract available.
  • Mange and udder cleft dermatitis in cattle. Millar M, Foster A, Bradshaw J, Turner A, Blowey R, Evans N. Vet Rec. 2017 Mar 11;180(10):258. doi: 10.1136/vr.j1142. PMID: 28283641 No abstract available.
  • Embolic pneumonia in adult dairy cattle associated with udder cleft dermatitis. Millar M, Foster A, Bradshaw J, Turner A, Blowey R, Evans N, Hateley G. Vet Rec. 2017 Feb 25;180(8):205-206. doi: 10.1136/vr.j954. PMID: 28235935 No abstract available.
  • Assessment of unnecessary suffering. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2016 Nov 5;179(18):468. doi: 10.1136/vr.i5892. PMID: 27811036 No abstract available.
  • Ischaemic teat necrosis in dairy cattle. Manning A, Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2016 Apr 9;178(15):378. doi: 10.1136/vr.i1979. PMID: 27056816 No abstract available.
  • Detection and isolation of digital dermatitis treponemes from skin and tail lesions in pigs. Clegg SR, Sullivan LE, Bell J, Blowey RW, Carter SD, Evans NJ. Res Vet Sci. 2016 Feb;104:64-70. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.12.003. Epub 2015 Dec 7. PMID: 26850539
  • Isolation of digital dermatitis treponemes from cattle hock skin lesions. Clegg SR, Bell J, Ainsworth S, Blowey RW, Bell NJ, Carter SD, Evans NJ. Vet Dermatol. 2016 Apr;27(2):106-12e29. doi: 10.1111/vde.12286. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PMID: 26792149
  • Claw trimming of dairy cattle. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2015 Sep 26;177(12):319. doi: 10.1136/vr.h5059. PMID: 26405129 No abstract available.
  • Bovine TB in the pilot badger cull zone in Gloucestershire. Blowey R, Gray C, Griffiths J, Rowe J. Vet Rec. 2015 May 16;176(20):527-8. doi: 10.1136/vr.h2563. PMID: 25977496 No abstract available.
  • Comparison of Schmallenberg virus antibody levels detected in milk and serum from individual cows. Daly JM, King B, Tarlinton RA, Gough KC, Maddison BC, Blowey R. BMC Vet Res. 2015 Mar 11;11:56. doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0365-1. PMID: 25890260 Free PMC article.
  • Bovine TB in the pilot badger cull zone in Gloucestershire. Blowey R, Gray C, Griffiths J, Rowe J. Vet Rec. 2015 Mar 7;176(10):260. doi: 10.1136/vr.h1228. PMID: 25748191 No abstract available.
  • Bovine TB in the pilot badger cull zone in Gloucestershire. Blowey R, Gray C, Griffiths J, Rowe J.
  • Vet Rec. 2015 Feb 21;176(8):208. doi: 10.1136/vr.h928. PMID: 25698825 No abstract available.
  • Results of the 2014 badger cull. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2015 Jan 10;176(2):54. doi: 10.1136/vr.h33. PMID: 25573875 No abstract available.
  • Bovine TB and badger control. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2014 Nov 29;175(21):543-4. doi: 10.1136/vr.g7209. PMID: 25431385 No abstract available.
  • Rib fractures in slaughter cattle. Blowey R, Bell N. Vet Rec. 2014 Sep 6;175(9):231. doi: 10.1136/vr.g5500. PMID: 25193763 No abstract available.
  • Dried manure solids as a bedding material for dairy cows. Blowey R, Wookey J, Russell L, Goss R. Vet Rec. 2013 Jul 27;173(4):99. doi: 10.1136/vr.f4692. PMID: 23893592 No abstract available.
  • International Ruminant Digit Symposium. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2013 Jun 22;172(25):668. doi: 10.1136/vr.f3971. PMID: 23793000 No abstract available.
  • Bone density changes in bovine toe necrosis. Blowey R, Burgess J, Inman B, Evans N. Vet Rec. 2013 Feb 9;172(6):164. doi: 10.1136/vr.f779. PMID: 23396703 No abstract available.
  • Is there a case for reassessing hoof-trimming protocols? Blowey R, Inman B. Vet Rec. 2012 Dec 8;171(23):592-3. doi: 10.1136/vr.e8253. PMID: 23223474 No abstract available.
  • 'Bovine bunions': an additional hypothesis for the pathogenesis of sole ulcers. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2012 Aug 4;171(5):130-1. doi: 10.1136/vr.e5251. PMID: 22872627 No abstract available.
  • Effect of footbath width on faecal contamination by cattle. Blowey R, Chesterton N. Vet Rec. 2012 Jun 16;170(24):628. doi: 10.1136/vr.e4100. PMID: 22710328 No abstract available.
  • Non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows in Chile. Blowey R, Chesterton N. Vet Rec. 2012 Feb;170(7):187-8. doi: 10.1136/vr.e795. PMID: 22354656 No abstract available.
  • Non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2012 Jan 7;170(1):26-7. doi: 10.1136/vr.e32. PMID: 22228867 No abstract available.
  • Non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2011 Nov 12;169(20):534. doi: 10.1136/vr.d7267. PMID: 22081639 No abstract available.
  • Changing indications for digit amputation in cattle. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2011 Aug 27;169(9):236-7. doi: 10.1136/vr.d5428. PMID: 21873396 No abstract available.
  • Managing chronically mastitic cows. Blowey R, Deyes E. Vet Rec. 2009 Apr 4;164(14):437. doi: 10.1136/vr.164.14.437. PMID: 19346548 No abstract available.
  • Association of unique, isolated treponemes with bovine digital dermatitis lesions. Evans NJ, Brown JM, Demirkan I, Singh P, Getty B, Timofte D, Vink WD, Murray RD, Blowey RW, Birtles RJ, Hart CA, Carter SD. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Mar;47(3):689-96. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01914-08. Epub 2009 Jan 14. PMID: 19144804 Free PMC article.
  • Ban on swill feeding. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2008 Sep 20;163(12):372. doi: 10.1136/vr.163.12.372-b. PMID: 18806286 No abstract available. 
  • Three unique groups of spirochetes isolated from digital dermatitis lesions in UK cattle. Evans NJ, Brown JM, Demirkan I, Murray RD, Vink WD, Blowey RW, Hart CA, Carter SD. Vet Microbiol. 2008 Jul 27;130(1-2):141-50. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.12.019. Epub 2008 Jan 4. PMID: 18243592.
  • TB controls. Blowey R. Vet Rec. 2007 Jul 14;161(2):70. doi: 10.1136/vr.161.2.70. PMID: 17630424 No abstract available.

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