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Mark Anderson- AS, BA, DVM, PhD
Professor of Clinical
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

1137 Thurman Lab
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8747


Research Focus

Livestock abortion, pathology and experimental reproduction (Neosporosis and Epizootic Bovine Abortion)

Respiratory disease in cattle, BRSV and Histophilus somni

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic pathology (anatomic)


1970 AS Biology, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
1972 BS Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1974 BS Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX
1975 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
1986 PhD Comparative Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA

Honors and Awards

2011 Journal of Pathology: Best Paper


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Vallance SA, Case JT, Entwistle RC, Kinde H, Barr BC, Moore J, Anderson ML, Arthur RM, Stover SM Characteristics of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racehorses that sustained a complete scapular fracture Equine Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2012 Mete A, Woods L, Famini D, Anderson M Disseminated Pleomorphic Myofibrosarcoma in a Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) J Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Patton KM, Bildfell RJ, Anderson ML, Cebra CK, Valentine BA Fatal Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus-like infection in 4 Rocky Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2011 Brooks RS, Blanchard MT, Anderson ML, Hall MR, Stott JL Quantitative duplex TaqMan real-time polymerase chain reaction for the assessment of the etiologic agent of epizootic bovine abortion J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2011 St Leger J, Wu G, Anderson M, Dalton L, Nilson E, Wang D West Nile virus infection in killer whale, Texas, USA, 2007 Emerg Infect Dis,
  • Link Icon 2011 Palmieri C, Franca M, Uzal F, Anderson M, Barr B, Woods L, Moore J, Woolcock P, Shivaprasad HL Pathology and immunohistochemical findings of west nile virus infection in psittaciformes Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Gershwin LJ, Anderson ML, Wang C, Berghaus LJ, Kenny TP, Gunther RA Assessment of IgE response and cytokine gene expression in pulmonary efferent lymph collected after ovalbumin inhalation during experimental infection of calves with bovine respiratory syncytial virus Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2010 Blanchard MT, Chen CI, Anderson M, Hall MR, Barthold SW, Stott JL Serial passage of the etiologic agent of epizootic bovine abortion in immunodeficient mice Vet Microbiol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Stoute ST, Jackwood DJ, Sommer-Wagner SE, Cooper GL, Anderson ML, Woolcock PR, Bickford AA, Sentíes-Cué CG, Charlton BR The diagnosis of very virulent infectious bursal disease in California pullets Avian Dis,
  • Link Icon 2007 Brown DL, Anderson M, Cullen JM Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver in a late-term equine fetus Vet Pathol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Anderson ML: Disorders of Cattle, Bradley L. Njaa, (ed), Kirkbride's Diagnosis of Abortion and Neonatal Loss in Animals ISBN-13: 978-0-470-95852-0 Fourth Edition, Ames, Iowa. 13-48.

2007 BonDurant RH, Anderson ML, Stott JL, Kennedy PC: Epizootic Bovine Abortion (Foothill Abortion), Youngquist RS and Threlfall WR, (ed), Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology, St. Louis, MO. 413-416.

1997 BonDurant RH, Anderson ML: Epizootic bovine abortion, , Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology. 386-389.

1994 Anderson ML, Barr BC, Conrad PA: Protozoal causes of reproductive failure in domestic ruminants, , Veterinary Clinic of North America: Food Animal Practice. 439-461.

1993 Barr BC, Anderson ML: Infectious diseases causing bovine abortion and fetal loss, , Veterinary Clinic of North America: Food Animal Practice. 343-368. July.