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Sagar Goyal,

Veterinary Population Medicine and Director, Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine

Phone: 624-7989



B.V.Sc. Panjab Agricultural University, 1966.

M.Sc. Haryana Agricultural University, 1968.

Ph.D. Haryana Agricultural University, 1972.

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis and control of viral infections in livestock and poultry
  • development of methods for the detection and prevention of human and animal viruses in food, water, and environment.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Velayudhan BT, Noll SL, Thachil AJ, Shaw DP, Goyal SM, Halvorson DA, Nagaraja KV. 2007. Development of a vaccine-challenge model for avian metapneumovirus subtype C in turkeys. Vaccine. 25(10):1841-7.
  • Tiwari A, Patnayak DP, Chander Y, Goyal SM. 2006. Permissibility of different cell types for the growth of avian metapneumovirus. J Virol Methods. 138(1-2):80-4.
  • Tiwari A, Patnayak DP, Chander Y, Parsad M, Goyal SM. 2006. Survival of two avian respiratory viruses on porous and nonporous surfaces. Avian Dis. 50(2):284-7.
  • Allwood PB, Malik YS, Maherchandani S, Hedberg CW, Goyal SM. 2005. Effect of Temperature on the Survival of F-Specific RNA Coliphage, Feline Calicivirus, and Escherichia coli in Chlorinated Water. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2(3-4):442-6.
  • Tiwari A, Patnayak DP, Goyal SM. 2006. Attempts to improve on a challenge model for subtype C avian pneumovirus. Avian Pathol. 35(2):117-21.
  • Chander Y, Goyal SM, Gupta SC. 2006. Antimicrobial resistance of Providencia spp. isolated from animal manure. Vet J. 172(1):188-91.
  • McMartin, S., S. Godden, L. Metzger, J. Feirtag, R. Bey, J. Stabel, J. Fetrow, S. Wells, and H. Chester-Jones. 2006. Heat-treatment of bovine colostrum II: Effects of temperature on viscosity and immunoglobulin G. J. Dairy Sci. 89:2110-2118..
  • Godden, S., S. McMartin, J. Feirtag, J. Stabel, R. Bey, S. Goyal, L. Metzger, J. Fetrow, S. Wells, and H. Chester-Jones. 2006. Heat-treatment of bovine colostrum II: Effects of heating duration on pathogen viability and immunoglobulin G. J. Dairy Sci. 89:3476-3483..
  • Gramer, M., Lee, J.H., Choi, Y.K., Goyal, S.M., and Joo, H.S. 2006. Serologic and genetic characteristics of H3N2 isolates of swine influenza virus. Can. J. Vet. Res. Submitted.
  • Kim, S.W., Ramakrishnan, M.A., Anantharaman, S., Goyal, S.M., and Raynor, P.C. 2006. Factors affecting virus nebulization and filter efficiency for transmissible gastroenteritis virus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. Submitted.
  • Velayudhan, B. Thachil, A., Noll, S., Halvorson, D.A., Shaw, D.P., Goyal, S.M., and Nagaraja, K.V. 2006. Comparative pathology of avian metapneumovirus infection in turkeys caused by early and recent isolates. Avian Pathol., submitted October 12, 2005.
  • Clay, S., Maherchandani, S., Malik, Y.S., and Goyal, S.M. 2006. Survival of Feline calicivirus a surrogate for Noroviruses on some uncommon fomites. Am. J. Infect. Control. 34: 1..
  • Patnayak, D.P., and Goyal, S.M. 2006. Duration of immunity engendered by a single dose of cold adapted strain of avian pneumovirus. Can. J. Vet. Res. 70(1): 65-67.
  • Malik, Y.S., Maherchandani, S., and Goyal, S.M. 2006. Comparative efficacy of ethanol and isopropanol against feline calicivirus, a Norovirus surrogate. Am. J. Infect. Control. 34(1):31-5.
  • Chander, Y., Kumar, K., Goyal, S. M. and Gupta, S. C. 2005. Antimicrobial activity of soil bound antibiotics. J. Environ Qual. 34:1952-1957.
  • Malik, Y.S., Maherchandani, S., Allwood, P.B., and Goyal, S.M. 2005. Evaluation of animal origin cell cultures for in vitro cultivation of Noroviruses. J. Appl. Res. Clin. Expt. Therapeutics. 5:312-317 (Opens PDF).
  • Herman, M., Haugerud, S., Malik, Y.S., and Goyal, S.M. 2005. Improved in vitro cultivation of swine influenza virus. Internat. J. Appl. Res. Vet. Med. 3:124-128 (Opens PDF).
  • Malik, Y.S., Chander, Y., Gupta, S.C., and Goyal, S.M. 2005. A retrospective study on antimicrobial resistance in Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., and Bordetella avium from chickens in Minnesota.



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