Sandra Godden, DVM

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Sandra Godden

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-8177

Office Address:
A320 Veterinary Medical Center
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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

DVM, University of Guelph, 1993

BSc, University of Guelph, 1989

DVSc, University of Guelph, 1998

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 - American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Award of Excellence
  • 2019 - ADSA West Agro, Inc. Award – For excellence in mastitis/milk quality research
  • 2014 - UMN College of Veterinary Medicine Award of Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Advising
  • 2012 - Outstanding Faculty Award for 2011. Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.
  • 2011 - University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine - Mark of Excellence Award
  • 2010 - Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine – Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching
  • 2007 - Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine – Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Applied research in calf health management, mastitis control, and improving antimicrobial stewardship on dairies. Examples of calf health management studies include pasteurization of milk and colostrum, housing, and nutrition. Examples of mastitis control studies include selective dry cow therapy, use of rapid culture systems to guide selective treatment decisions during lactation, and bedding management.

Research Funding Grants

  1. Investigation of the Relationship between Method of Processing Recycled Manure Solids Bedding and Bedding Characteristics, Udder Health, Milk quality and Economics on Midwest Dairy Farms. McLanahan Corp.
  2. Efficacy of a Potassium Sorbate Preservative in Bovine Colostrum and Milk. Solution Bio Sciences, Inc.
  3. Selective Dry Cow Therapy on U.S. Dairy Farms: Impact on Udder Health, Antimicrobial Use and Economics. USDA-AFRI.
  4. Randomized Equivalence Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Two Commercial Internal Teat Sealants in Dairy Cows. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.
  5. Investigation of the Relationship Between Bedding Materials, Bedding Characteristics and Intramammary Infection in Late Lactation Dairy cows. Zoetis.
  6. Characterization of antimicrobial use in beef feedlots and dairies. FDA (KSU PD)
  7. Investigation of the Relationship between Method of Processing Recycled Manure Solids Bedding, Air Quality and Antimicrobial Resistance on Midwest Dairy Farms. UMASH. 

Publications

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Veterinary Science; Clinical epidemiology; Metabolic diseases of ruminants; Applied dairy nutrition; Calf health management