Charlotte Winder

Charlotte Winder

Assistant Professor

 Office: Stewart Bldg. 2522

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I received my DVM from the University of Guelph in 2008, and worked in private practice for six years.  I obtained my DVSc from the University of Guelph in 2017, was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Population Medicine, and joined the faculty in 2018.  My research focuses on improving the health and performance of ruminant species, primarily dairy cattle and small ruminants.  I am a clinician with our ruminant ambulatory practice and teach in the DVM program.  I currently sit on the board of the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners.


Research Interests

  • Pain management in ruminants
  • Health management and performance of youngstock
  • Knowledge translation and transfer
  • Knowledge synthesis

Current Graduate Students

  • John Brindle - PhD
  • Gillian Power - MSc
  • Matthew Zajdel - MSc


I teach components of the following DVM courses:

  • Phase 1: Health Management (*3400)
  • Phase 1: Clinical Medicine (*3430)
  • Phase 2: Theriogenology (*3460)
  • Phase 3: Health Management (*4530)
  • Phase 3: Food Animal Medicine and Surgery (*4460)

In Phase 4, I teach in the following clincal rotations:

  • Ruminant Health Management - Food Animal and Rural Community Practice
  • Food Animal Diagnostic Pathology
  • Dairy Welfare
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Small Ruminant Health Management (co-ordinator)
  • Lambing and Lamb Survival (co-ordinator)

Selected Publications

Winder, C.B., K.J. Churchill, J.M. Sargeant, S.J. LeBlanc, A.M. O'Connor, D.L. Renaud. Invited review: Completeness of reporting of experiemnts: REFLECTing on a year of animal trials in the Journal of Dairy Science. J. Dairy Sci 102:4759-4771.

Winder, C.B., C.A. Bauman, T.F. Duffield, H.W. Barkema, G.P. Keefe, J. Dubuc, F. Uehlinger, D.F. Kelton. In Press. Canadian National Dairy Study: Heifer calf management. J. Dairy Sci. 101:10565-10579.

Winder, C.B., C.L. Miltenburg, J.M. Sargeant, S.J. LeBlanc, D.B. Haley, K.D. Lissemore, M.A. Godkin, T.F Duffield. 2018. Effects of local anesthetic and/or systemic analgesia on pain associated with cautery disbudding in calves: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  J. Dairy Sci. 101: 5411-5427.

Winder, C.B., S.J. LeBlanc, D.B. Haley, M.A. Godkin, T.F. Duffield.  2018. Comparison of online, hands-on, and a combined approach for teaching cautery disbudding technique to dairy producers.  J. Dairy Sci. 101: 840-849.

Winder, C.B., S.J. LeBlanc, D.B. Haley, M.A. Godkin, T.F. Duffield.  2017. Clinical trial of local anesthetic protocols for acute pain associated with caustic paste disbudding in dairy calves.  J. Dairy Sci. 100: 6429-6441.

Winder, C.B., S.J. LeBlanc, D.B. Haley, M.A. Godkin, T.F. Duffield. 2017. Comparison of an online learning module to hands-on training in teaching cautery disbudding technique for dairy calves, including cornual nerve block application. Can. Vet. J. 58: 735-740.

Winder, C.B., D.F. Kelton, T.F. Duffield. 2016. Mortality risk factors for calves entering a multi-location white veal farm in Ontario, Canada. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 10174-10181.

Winder, C.B., S.J Leblanc, D.B. Haley, K.D. Lissemore, M.A. Godkin, T.F. Duffield. 2016. Practices for the disbudding and dehorning of dairy calves by veterinarians and dairy producers in Ontario, Canada. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 10161-10173.