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Biographical entry Anderson, Norman (1937 - 2018)

Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Veterinary parasitologist


Norman Anderson was a veterinary parasitologist whose research focused on the epidemiology of worm infestations of cattle and sheep. He joined the CSIRO Division of Animal Health on 1965 to establish the parasitology laboratory in Parkville, Victoria. For the next 30 years he worked on treatments to overcome worm egg contamination of pastures in areas of high winter rainfall, resistance to broad-spectrum anthelmintics, improved delivery of anthelmintic doses, and the ecology of free-living larval stages of ovine and bovine nematodes. Treatments he developed in collaboration with colleagues have proved cost-effective and been adopted world-wide. With the closure of the parasitology laboratory Anderson joined the Mackinnon Project of the University of Melbourne School of Veterinary Science at Werribee. Included in his publications were Gastro-intestinal infections in sheep in Australia (1978) and the companion volume on cattle in 1983. For over 20 years he was a specialist member of the Editorial Committee for Australian Veterinary Journal.



Education - BVSc, University of Sydney
1965 - 1994
Career position - Research scientist, CSIRO Division of Animal Health
Education - PhD, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, John and Lepper, Tony, 'Norman Anderson 1937 - 2018', Australian Veterinary Journal, 97 (1/2) (2019), 3. Details

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