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Sarah Wagner

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Sarah Wagner

Office: Hultz Hall 165
Phone: (701) 231-5393

Research interests:
Food Animal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Dairy Cattle Health, especially lameness

PhD in Physiology (Pharmacology) Iowa State University, Ames, IA
DVM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
BA English, Barnard College, New York, NY

Courses taught:

ANSC 488 Dairy Industry and Production Systems
VETS 357 Veterinary Pharmacology
VETS 482 Large Animal Techniques


Recent Publications in Refereed Journals:

Wagner, S.A., Young, J.M., Manning, B.H., and Tena, J.K.  “Short Communication: Behavioral evaluation of the analgesic effects of flunixin meglumine in lame dairy cows” In press, Journal of Dairy Science 100 (8): 6562-6566, August 2017

Lupton, S. J., Dearfield, K. L., Johnston, J. J., Wagner, S., & Huwe, J. K. “Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Plasma Half-Life Determination and Long-Term Tissue Distribution in Beef Cattle (Bos taurus)”. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63 (51), pp 10988–10994 December 2015

Leavens, T.L., Tell, L.A., Kissell, L.W., Smith, G.W., Smith, D.J., Wagner, S.A., Shelver, W.L., Wu, H., Baynes, R.E. and Riviere, J.E “Development of a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for flunixin in cattle (Bos taurus)” Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 31(9), 1506-1521, August 2014

N. Chapinal, C. E. Fitzpatrick, K. E. Leslie, S. A. Wagner “Short Communication: Automated assessment of the effect of flunixin meglumine on rumination in dairy cows with endotoxin-induced mastitis” Canadian Journal of Animal Science 94:1-5, January 2014

Chapinal, N., Fitzpatrick, C., Wagner, S., Leslie, K, “Experimentally induced mastitis reduces weight shifting between the rear legs while standing in dairy cows” Journal of Dairy Science, 96(5) 3039-3043, May 2013

Shelver, W.L., Tell, L.A., Wagner, S.A., Wetzlich, S.E., Batnes, R.E., Riviere, J.E., and Smith, D.J.,  “Comparison of ELISA and LC-MS/MS for the Measurement of Flunixin Free Acid Plasma Concentrations in Beef Cattle after Intravenous and Subcutaneous Administration”  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61:2679-2686 March 2013

Medrano-Galarza, C., Gibbons, J., Wagner, S., de Passillé, A. M., and Rushen, J. “Behavioral Changes in Dairy Cows With Mastitis” Journal of Dairy Science, 95(12) 6994–7002, December 2012

Lainesse, C., Gehring, R., Pasloske, K., Smith, G., Soback, S., Wagner, S., and Whittem, T. “Challenges Associated With the Demonstration of Bioequivalence of Intramammary Products in Ruminants” Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 35(s1) 65-79, April 2012

Fajt, V. R., Wagner, S. A., Pederson, L. and Norby, B. “The Effect of Intramuscular Injection of Dinoprost or GnRH in Dairy Cows on Beef Quality” Journal of Animal Science, 89(6) 1939-1943, June 2011

Fajt, V. R., Wagner, S. A. and Norby, B. “Analgesic Drug Use and Attitudes about Analgesia in Cattle Among Bovine Practitioners in the U.S.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 238(6) 755-767, March 2011

Wagner, S. A. and Schimek, D. E. "The effect of bolus administration of 50% dextrose solution on measures of electrolyte and energy balance in postpartum dairy cows" American Journal of Veterinary Research, 71(9) 1074-1080 September 2010

Chapinal, N.,  de Passillé, A. M., Rushen, J. and Wagner, S. A. “Effect of hoof trimming on gait, weight distribution and activity of dairy cattle” Journal of Dairy Science, 93(7) 3039-3046, July 2010

Chapinal, N.,  de Passillé, A. M., Rushen, J. and Wagner, S. A. “Automated Methods for the Detection of Lameness and Analgesia in Dairy Cattle” Journal of Dairy Science, 93 (5) 2007-2013,  May 2010

Wagner, S.A., Jones, D.E., and Apley, M.A. “Endotoxic Mastitis in Cows Causes Sloughing of Epithelial Cells into the Milk” American Journal of Veterinary Research 70 (6) 796-799 June 2009

Wagner, S.A, Schimek, D.E. and Cheng, F.C. “”Body Temperature and White Blood Cell Count in Postpartum Dairy Cows” The Bovine Practitioner 42 (1) 18- 26 Spring 2008

Wagner, S.A, Mostrom, M.S., Hammer, C.J., Thorson, J.F. and Smith, D.J. “Adverse Effects of Zilpaterol Administration in Horses: Three Cases” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 28 (4) 238-243 April 2008

Wagner, S.A. and Apley, M. D. “Effects of two anti-inflammatory drugs on physiologic variables and milk production in cows with endotoxin-induced mastitis” American Journal of Veterinary Research, 65 (1), 64-68, January 2004

Wagner, S. A. and Apley, M. D. “Pharmacodynamics of Isoflupredone Acetate in an Endotoxin-Induced Mastitis Model.” Journal of Dairy Science, 86 (3), 792-798. March 2003

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