Dr. Donald E. Sanders

Vaca Resources
2837 Old Troy Pike
Urbana , OH 43078
Office: 937-371-8330
Introduction

Dr. Don Sanders has wide veterinary experience having consulted in most of the U.S. and internationally in 12 countries. He has authored ten books published in English and several were translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His dairy books were "best sellers" in the U.S., China, Japan, and South Korea with his classic dairy management book, Milk Them for All Their Worth! in its third print run. (not a guide for attorneys!)

He also is a board­-certified reproductive specialist (Theriogenologist). There are ~435 Theriogenologists actively practicing or consulting world­wide. Dr. Sanders has authored over 100 scientific and review papers and many more columns for the lay animal owner press. In 2018 Dr. Sanders was awarded the Steiner Award, the Theriogenology practitioner of the year.

After 37 years as a practitioner, veterinary consultant, and Theriogenologist, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine purchased his consulting business in 2005 to entice him to join the College as an Associate Professor to train fourth-year veterinary students at farm service visits for the next eight years. He retired from academia in 2013. Named in 2013 as one of the top 20 large animal veterinarians in the U.S. He is also a former TV host for three years on a rural lifestyle show aired on public television then subsequently hosted his own national rural lifestyle television show, Down the Road, for another six years.

His teaching skills are an asset to instruct counsel the key issues to address in Interrogatories, depositions, and trials to lead judge and jury to logical expert conclusions. Lastly, the discovery process is so critical in getting the most useful information to resolve a case before trial or arguing a case. This is one of the key attributes that Dr. Sanders skills are stellar.

Dr. Sanders has extensive experience in the investigation of the potential impact of "stray voltage" electricity on livestock, writing expert reports for mediation and settlement proceedings. He has participated in numerous litigation cases regarding this issue in livestock.

He also has provided expert opinions and often testified regarding livestock nutrition cases, toxicology, environmental toxicology cases affecting large animals, animal welfare abuse cases, livestock housing, ventilation analysis, and its environmental impact on livestock.

Website: http://donaldsanders.globalmedia.io/


Areas of Expertise
  • Animals
  • Livestock
  • Veterinary

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: (See C.V. for a full description)
Dr. Sanders is a graduate veterinarian trained at The Ohio State University and built a mixed animal practice at Urbana, Ohio with his wife and partner, Dr. Judy Sanders. After an extensive eight-year post-graduate training program and experience while operating their veterinary practice, Dr. Sanders qualified and achieved board certification as a Theriogenologist (reproductive specialist) in 1981. Currently, there are 435 "boarded" Theriogenologists world-wide. Gradually as the practice grew the professional responsibilities were split into small animal patient care provided by Dr. Judy and large animal patient care was performed by Dr. Don Sanders. Over the years Dr. Sanders trained 16 associate veterinarians. Eventually, The Ohio State University recruited him to teach veterinary students in their final year of the large animal medicine and surgery curriculum. The Ohio State University after a long recruiting process by the College administration purchased the large animal portion of their practice. It became a significant portion of large animal training experiences for veterinary students in the last months before graduation. Even though Dr. Sanders has retired from active practice, his legacy continues at OSU.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, American Dairy Science Association, Society for Theriogenology, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Dairy Calf and Heifer Association, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Ohio Farm Bureau.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting (10 years consecutively) (dairy management, reproduction,
nutrition, disease diagnosis, control, management, and prevention)
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (twice in 10 years) (dairy nutrition)
Killbuck Veterinary Medical Association - (dairy nutrition)
Second District Ohio Veterinary Medical Association -(bovine embryo transfer techniques)
Tenth District Indiana Veterinary Medical Association - (dairy management and nutrition)
Brookside Laboratory Association Annual Meeting (twice) (dairy nutrition)
Western Veterinary Conference - (bovine dairy health, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention)
Idaho Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting - (dairy nutrition)
British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association - (dairy nutrition)
Fourth District Ohio Veterinary Medical Association - (dairy nutrition)
World Dairy Expo, Madison, Wisconsin (six times) (dairy management and reproduction)
American Association of Bovine Practitioners (twice) - mastitis treatment)
Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting (dairy management)
Germania Tri-State Dairy Planning Seminar (udder health and milking machine function)
Arabian Horse Association (four times) (equine parasitology, nutrition)
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Business Program – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - (Developing a veterinary practice presented to veterinary students)
Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference – 2010 Seattle WA - (Bovine Reproduction)
Ohio Livestock Care Board Public Hearing – 2010, Clayton, Ohio (large animal welfare proposed regulations)
Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference – 2017 Denver CO (dairy reproduction and nutrition)
International Consultant and Lecturer
Sino-American Dairy Expo - 2005, Dalian, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
NYS Dairy Conference - 2005, Hokkaido, Japan (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
NYS Dairy Conference -2005, Sapporo, Japan (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
NYS Dairy Conference -2005, Fukushima, Japan (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
NYS Dairy Conference - 2005, Osaki, Japan (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Japan Dairy Expo - 2005, Tokyo, Japan (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Dairy Association of China - 2007, Dalian, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference - 2008, Beijing, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Holstein-Pfizer Dairy Conference - 2008, Harbin, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Dairy Association of China - 2008, Shanghai, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference Road Show - 2009, Huehoate, Inner Mongolia, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference Road Show - 2009, Shenshang, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Expo Lactea – 2010, Aguascalientes City, Mexico (bovine reproduction)
Pfizer Dairy Conference -2010, ShaHezi, Xinjiang, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – 2010, Beijing, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – 2010, Qiqihar, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Sino-American Dairy Conference – Apr 2012, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (advanced dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
YILI Dairy Company Managerial Training – Curriculum Leader June 2012, Huhehoate, Inner Mongolia, China (18 days) (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – Jun 2012 Nanjing, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – Jun 2012 Kumba, Heilongjiang Province, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – Jun 2012 Beijing, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – Jun 2012 De Fonge, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Korean State Department of Agriculture – Jun 2012 Seoul, Korea (reproduction and veterinary management in dairy cattle)
Korean Veterinary Medical Association – Jun 2012 Seoul, Korea (veterinary protocols)
Pfizer Dairy Conference – Nov 2012 Xi’an, Shaanxi, China (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Sanjuan Dairy Training Seminars – June 2014, Beijing, China (3 days)(general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Yili Dairy Training Seminars – June 2014, Huehoate, Inner Mongolia, China (5 days) (general dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
Shanqzhoujing Dairy Training Seminar – June 2014, Shangzhoujing, China (one day) (dairy management overview)
National Agriculture Exposition Seminar – July 2015, Bogota, Columbia, South America (dairy reproduction)
International Sino-American Training Program, November 7-9, 2016 The Ohio State University, Beijing, China (advanced dairy management, nutrition, reproduction, and diseases)
National Cattle Congress, , November 28-30th, 2016 Kiev, Ukraine (dairy diseases and prevention)
Dairy Consultant, International Monetary Fund – The World Bank, June 2017, Colombia, South America (evaluation of dairy management in South America)
Dairy Consultant, International Monetary Fund – The World Bank, July 2017, Nicaragua – South America (evaluation of dairy management in Nicaragua)
ACADEMIC TEACHING: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Associate Professor 2005-2015
Cattle Disease 740 Elective for Veterinary Students 2005-2013
Theriogenology Elective for Veterinary Students 2005-2013, 2014
Swine Disease Elective for Veterinary Students 2005-2010, 2012-2017
Dairy Production Medicine Course for Veterinary Students and Dairy Science Students 2006-2012
OSU Field Service Disease Topics to Fourth Year Students 2006- 2013
Dairy Training of Korean Dairy Farm Veterinarians and Managers, Seoul, Korea June 2012
Advanced Theriogenology Labs to Fourth Year Ohio State University Vet Students September 2012, April 2015, April 2016
OSU Theriogenology Seminars (3rd-year students) – 2014
OSU Swine Theriogenology guest lecture – Dec. 2016
OSU Swine Theriogenology guest lecture - Dec. 2017
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Yes, twice for 30 days each time in the 1970s regarding faulty information provided by a livestock owner that I certified on interstate health certificates.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have lost tabs on how many - certainly many. Over the years, it has been ~10% of my time.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dairy management, swine management, reproduction in large animals, large animal nutrition, small animal orthopedics, animal diseases, veterinary internal medicine and stray voltage on farms. Farm animal management practices.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Estimated 25%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 75%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Many times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Many - never have my credentials been rejected by the court.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Many
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1988.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All of the listed selections above and then some including animal examinations, necropsies, milking machine performance and preparation techniques for obstetrics, artificial insemination and pregnancy examinations.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: No charge for an anecdotal story from an attorney regarding a prospective case.

$3500.00 retainer fee to accept a case. $350.00/hr. plus expenses once I accept the case which is applied against the retainer as the work is performed.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350.00/hr. plus expenses
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $450.00/hr plus expenses
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450.00/hr. plus expenses
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses and copy fees are extra. Schematics and computer graphics are produced by my support staff. Cost depends upon the request but would be quoted prior to producing the graphics.

References

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