205 Vet Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
B.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Post-Doctoral, University of Minnesota
Dr. Bey's laboratory performs two functions: one is as a bovine mastitis diagnostic center; the second is a research laboratory investigating factors involved in the etiology of bovine mastitis. We have developed an on-farm milk culture system to help reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics on dairy farms. Currently we are evaluating the role of bedding materials in environmental mastitis to determine which types of bedding material and particle size support the lowest bacterial growth and whether the bacteria retained are pathogenic. In addition, we are determining the best methods of monitoring milk quality on the dairy farm. Current efforts include developing and evaluating various methods of milk line sampling. In addition, we are developing and evaluating rapid diagnostic methods for detecting contagious bovine udder pathogens. These efforts directly apply to the nationwide high-quality food and food safety initiative.
(For a comprehensive list of Dr. Bey's recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)
Godden, S., Bey, R., Reneau, J., Farnswoth, R., LaValle, M. 2002. Field validation of a milk line sampling device for monitoring udder health and milk component data. J. Dairy Sci. (Accepted).
Godden, S., Bey, R., Reneau, J., Farnsworth, R., LaValle, M. 2002. Field validation of a milk line sampling device for monitoring udder health and milk quality. J. Dairy Sci. (Accepted).
Korshus, J., Bey, R., Kurtti, T. 2002. Experimental infection of Ixodes scapularis nymph and adult ticks with Borrelia burgdorferi and evaluation of the infectivity in the canine host. Infect. Immun. (Submitted).
Jones, K., Larson, M.E., Lee, B.W., Goyal, S.M., Bey, R., 1998. Prevalence of Influenza Virus Antibodies in Bovine Sera. Microbiologica 21:153-160.
Cerri, D., Ebani, V., Pedrini, A., Bassi, S., Bey, R., et al. 2000. An Immunoblotting Technique for the Serodiagnosis of Brucellosis by Brucella Ovis. Microbiologica 23:55-62.
Cerri, D., Ebani, V., Pedrini, A., Bassi, S., Bey, R., et al. 2000. Evaluation of tests employed in serological diagnosis of brucellosis caused by Brucella ovis. Microbiologica 23: 281-288.
Honors and Awards
Horace T. Morse Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. 1997.
College of Veterinary Medicine Civil Service Award for Outstanding Faculty. 1997.
College of Veterinary Medicine Award of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. 1996.
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Teaching Incentive Award. 1997–2000.
Molecular Veterinary Biosciences Graduate Program Award for Exceptional Teaching. 1999, 2000.