Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Sustainable Food Systems, Food Safety, IRLFS (Research Programme)

Clinical Groups: Farm Animal Health

Steven is Senior Lecturer in Production Animal Medicine. His expertise is best summarised as Population Medicine, where he can apply his background in individual animal care and his further training in epidemiology and management. This allows him to focus on interventions on a group level, making significant improvements on disease control by idenifying and altering the specific areas for change.

Member Editorial Board Heliyon, Elsevier Open Access Journal (2015-current)

Rapid Reaction Network, Science Media Centre, London (2013-current)

Veterinary Advisor on the Johne’s Disease Advisory Board, DairyUK (2010-current)

Director of the Farm Animal Clinical Services rotation (2010-2015)

Member of the Credentials Committee of the European College of Bovine Health Management (2008-2014)

Over the last 10 years, Steven has secured £756,000 as principal applicant, £1,743,000 as deputy leader, and £2,020,000 as co-applicant. Over that period a shift is noticeable from co-applicant to principal applicant for securing research funding. Research funding has been obtained from a range of stakeholders: national government, international NGOs, levy boards, and charities.

Patterson, S J; Bond, K; Green, M; Van Winden, S C L; Guitian, J.
Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis infection of calves – The impact of dam infection status.

Smith, J; Van Winden, S C L.
Risk of Lameness in Dairy Cows with Paratuberculosis Infection.
Animals, 9;6:339. 2019

Steerforth D, Van Winden S (2018) Development of clinical sign-based scoring system for assessment of omphalitis in neonatal calves. Veterinary Record Published Online First: 19 February 2018. doi: 10.1136/vr.104213.

Damaso AF, Velasova M, Winden S Van, Chang YM, Guitian J. (2018) Occurrence of preterm calving in Great Britain and associations with milk production and reproductive performance in dairy cattle. Vet Rec Open. Jan 20;5(1):e000221. doi:10.1136/vetreco-2017-000221.

Meyer A, Bond K, Van Winden S, Green M, Guitian J. (2018) A probabilistic approach to the interpretation of milk antibody results for diagnosis of Johne's disease in dairy cattle. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 150: 30-37.

Velasova M, Damaso A, Prakashbabu BC, Gibbons J, Wheelhouse N, Longbottom D, Van Winden S, Green M, Guitian J. (2017) Herd-level prevalence of selected endemic infectious diseases of dairy cows in Great Britain. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11): 9215-9233.

Cardwell, JM, Van Winden, S, Beauvais, W, Mastin, A, de Glanville, WA, Hardstaff, J, Booth, RE, Fishwick, J, and Pfeiffer, DU (2016) Assessing the impact of tailored biosecurity advice on farmer behaviour and pathogen presence in beef herds in England and Wales, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 135: 9 – 16.

Holloway, P, Musallan, I, Whiting, M, Good, L, Van Winden, S, Silva-Fletcher, A, Ababneh, M, Abu-Basha, E and Guitian, J (2015) Building capacity to reduce biological threats in the Middle East, Veterinary Record, 177: 337.

Vanhoudt, A, van Winden, S, Fishwick, JC and Bell, NJ (2015) Monitoring cow comfort and rumen health indices in a cubicle housed herd with an automatic milking system: a repeated measures approach, Irish Veterinary Journal, 68 (1): 12.

Lyons, NA, Cooke, JS, Wilson, S, van Winden, SC, Gordon, PJ, Wathes, DC (2014) Relationship between metabolite and IGF1 concentrations with fertility and production outcomes following left abomasal displacement. Veterinary Record, 174: 657.

Williams, D, van Winden, S (2014) Risk factors associated with high bulk milk antibody levels to common pathogens in UK dairies. Veterinary Record, 174: 580.

Radia D, Bond K, Limon G, Van Winden S, Guitian J (2013) Relationship between periparturient management, prevalence of MAP and preventable economic losses in UK dairy herds. Veterinary Record, 173: 343.

Enticott, GP, Franklin, A and Van Winden, S (2012) Biosecurity and food security: spatial strategies for combating bovine tuberculosis in the UK. The Geographical Journal, 178 (4): 327-337.

Bishop H, Erkelens J, Van Winden S (2010) Indicators of a relationship between buying in policy and infectious diseases on dairy farms in Wales. Veterinary Record, 167: 644-647.

Konold T, Sayers AR, Sach A, Bone GE, van Winden S, Wells GA, Simmons MM, Stack MJ, Wear A, Hawkins SA (2010) Relationship between clinical signs and postmortem test status in cattle experimentally infected with the bovine spongiform encephalopathy agent. BMC Veterinary Research, 6 (1): 53.

Bishop H, Erkelens J, Van Winden S (2010) Predictors for successful bacteriological culture from milk samples. Veterinary Record, 166: 322-324.

Eltholt, MM, Marsh V, Van Winden S, Guitian FJ (2009) Contamination of food products with Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP): A systematic review. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107 (4): 1061-1071.

Lievaart J, Noordhuizen, JPTM, Buckley, D, Van Winden SCL (2008) The marketing of herd health and production management services on Dutch dairy farms: Perceptions of dairy farmers and their veterinary surgeons. Irish Veterinary Journal, 61 (10): 668-676.

Ellis-Iversen J, Smith RP, Van Winden S, Paiba GA, Watson E, Snow LC, Cook AJ (2008) Farm practices to control E. coli O157 in young cattle--a randomised controlled trial. Veterinary Research, 39 (1): 3

Van Winden S, Pfeiffer D (2008) Sampling programmes to establish and monitor the infectious disease status of cattle herds. In Practice, 30: 30-35.

Steven's main contribution of teaching is the pre-clinical years of the BVetMed degree, with the lionshare in year 3 and 4. In addition to the teaching he is course manager or one MSc and two BSc degrees.

For over 10 years, Steven is the Programme Director of the Royal Veterinary College’s Senior Training Scholar programme accredited by the European College of Bovine Health Management. The programme has grown and currently at any time there are 2-5 residents in training, and a further 3 studying towards their ECBHM spcialist exams.

Steven has been involved as consultant to Pardada Pardadi Education Programme, Asupshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India. The main focus in on empowerment of rural women, through improved milk production and value added production processes.

  • Sustainable Beef & Sheep Food Systems

    This project brings together different disciplinary and One Health specialists from two collaborating universities; the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Hertfordshire to contribute creatively to solutions for more sustainable beef and sheep production and marketing systems in Great Britain.  

    Using trans-disciplinary, systems modelling approach we aim to map the British beef and sheep food systems and identify metrics of sustainability for each farming system to create an integrated model to assess impacts.

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