M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD

Dan Givens performed undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University from 1987 to 1990.  Professional studies to earn a DVM were performed at Auburn University from 1990 to 1994.  Between 1994 and 1996, Dr. Givens gained invaluable clinical experience as a practitioner providing care for both food animals and companion animals in a rural practice in central Kentucky.  After 2 years of applying formal knowledge to actual case presentation, Dr. Givens returned to Auburn to complete a theriogenology clinical residency that culminated in board certification in 1998.  Dr. Givens earned a PhD in biomedical science in June 2000, and achieved board certification in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (virology subspecialty) in November 2001 while performing NIH-funded post-doctoral research.  Dr. Givens now provides clinical service in the large animal teaching hospital and performs research and didactic teaching in the Department of Pathobiology.


Research Interests

As a clinical scientist with board certifications in theriogenology and microbiology, Dr. Givens has a focused interest in diagnosis, control and treatment of reproductive pathogens of cattle.

Selected Publications

Givens MD, Riddell KP, Walz PH, Rhoades J, Harland R, Zhang Y, Galik PK, Brodersen BW, Cochran AM, Brock KV, Carson RL, Stringfellow DA.  Noncytopathic bovine viral diarrhea virus can persist in testicular tissue after vaccination of peri-pubertal bulls but prevents subsequent infection.  Vaccine, 2007; 25(5):867-876.

Givens MD, Riddell KP, Zhang Y, Galik PK, Stringfellow DA, Brodersen BW, Jackson JA, Ellsworth MA, Ficken MD, Carson RL, Wenzel JGW, Marley MS.  Use of a modified live vaccine to prevent persistent testicular infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus.  Veterinary Therapeutics, 2006; 7(3):305-318.

Givens MD.  A clinical, evidence-based approach to infectious causes of infertility in beef cattle.  Theriogenology, 2006; 66(3):648-54.

Marley MSD, Givens MD, Stringfellow DA, Galik PK, Riddell KP.  Effect of phosphonoformic acid in the development of bovine embryos in vitro.  Veterinary Therapeutics, 2006; 7(2):156-166.

Givens MD, Stringfellow DA, Riddell KP, Galik PK, Carson RL, Riddell MG, Navarre CB. Normal calves produced after transfer of in vitro fertilized embryos cultured with an antiviral compound.  Theriogenology, 2006;65(2):344-55.

Waldrop JG, Stringfellow DA, Givens MD, Galik PK, Riddell KP, Riddell MG, Carson RL.  Seroconversion of calves to bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) following intravenous inoculation with artificially exposed, in vivo-derived embryos.  Theriogenology, 2006;65(3):594-605.

Givens MD, Galik PK, Riddell KP, Dykstra CC, Brock KV, Stringfellow DA.  Effects of aromatic cationic molecules on bovine viral diarrhea virus and embryonic development.  Theriogenology, 2005;63(7):1984-1994.

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