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Sandra Godden

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Contact Information:
Phone: 612-625-8177
Email: godde002@umn.edu

225 Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

B.Sc. University of Guelph (1989)
D.V.M. University of Guelph (1993)
D.V.Sc. University of Guelph (1998)

Research Interests

  • Applied research in calf health management, mastitis control, Johne's disease control and transition cow management.
  • Epidemiologic studies of MRSA and Shiga toxin producing E. Coli on Minnesota dairy farms.

Instructional Areas

  • Veterinary Science:
    • Clinical epidemiology
    • Metabolic diseases of ruminants
    • Applied dairy nutrition
    • Johne's disease, biosecurity
    • Calf health management
    • Housing and cow comfort


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, and Google Scholar.

Current Funding

  • "Evaluation of Control Points to Reduce Transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle," College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • "FT-IR Microscopy of Mineral Structure in Osteoporosis Part 2," NIH
  • "Evaluation of administration of Bovamine® in the first colostrum on feeding on passive transfer of immunoglobulins in newborn Jersey calves," NPC, Inc.
  • "An investigation of Selenium status on the success of passive transfer of immunoglobulin and general health in newborn dairy calves," Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • "Development and application of a Minnesota dairy health surveillance network," Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

Honors and Awards

  • 5/2010 Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching - Veterinary Population Medicine Department
  • 5/2007 Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching - Veterinary Population Medicine Department

Current Students

  • Christina Foutz, MPH - co-advisor


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