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Biographical entry Ladds, Philip William (1939 - 2018)


5 May 1939
Queensland, Australia
29 July 2018
Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Veterinary scientist


Philip Ladds was Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Veterinary Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland from 1983 to 1998. His research focussed on the eradication of bovine pleuropneumonia in Australia, and the reproductive pathology and diseases of Australian wildlife, particularly crocodiles and marine animals. Included in his publications were the seminal books Pathology of domestic animals ( 1985, 3rd edition 2007) and Pathology of Australian wildlife (2009). Ladds was a Life Member of the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathology, the Australian Veterinary Association and the Wildlife Disease Association of Australasia, and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science.



Education - BVSc, University of Queensland
Education - PhD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.
1983 - 1998
Career position - Associate Professor of Pathology, Graduate School of Tropical Veterinary Science, James Cook University
Life event - Retired
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to veterinary science as a clinician, to education as an academic, researcher and author, and to professional associations

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  • Philip William Ladds - Records, 1962 - 1987; Private hands (Ladds, P.W.). Details

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  • Ross, Tony, Cook, Roger and Foster, Rob, 'Philip William Ladds 1939 - 2018', Australian Veterinary Journal, 97 (4) (2019), 92. Details


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