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Kevin Anderson, DVM, PhD, DABVP

Professor, Ruminant Health Management

Office: 919.513.6245

Dr. Kevin L. Anderson is a Professor of Ruminant Health Management at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. He grew up on a family dairy and crop farm in Minnesota and received his DVM from the University of Minnesota. As a clinical educator at the College, he has been involved in multiple aspects of ruminant health management. His research focus has been on infectious and metabolic diseases of ruminants, with a major interest in mastitis and milk quality of the ruminant species. Teaching efforts include veterinary, graduate and undergraduate courses, with considerable involvement in the College’s Teaching Animal Unit (TAU). He has been active in professional associations, such as the National Mastitis Council (currently on the Board of Directors), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (previous Chair of the Milk Quality and Udder Health Committee), American Veterinary Medical Association (previous Chair of the Mastitis Committee) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (member of Dairy Practice Residency Committee).
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Minnesota
MS/PhD, Clinical Sciences/Pathobiology, University of Illinois
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy) (1992/re-certified in 2002 and 2012)
American Veterinary Medical Association
National Mastitis Council
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy)
Infectious Diseases
Ruminant Health Management, with specific interests in mastitis and milk quality, ruminant infectious diseases, ruminant metabolic diseases and small ruminants.

  • Using milk leukocyte differentials for diagnosis of subclinical bovine mastitis.Gonçalves JL, RL Lyman, M Hockett, R Rodriguez, MV dos Santos and KL Anderson (corresponding author). | J Dairy Res 84: 309–317, 2017. doi:10.1017/S0022029917000267.
  • Potential of phytoceuticals to affect antibiotic residue detection tests in cow milk in a randomized trial.Mullen KAE, E Beasley, JQ Rizzo, SP Washburn, RE Baynes, SE Mason and KL Anderson (corresponding author). | Vet Rec Open 4(1), 1-7, 2017. doi:10.1136/ vetreco-2016-000214.
  • Using milk leukocyte differentials for diagnosis of subclinical bovine mastitis-- CORRIGENDUM.Gonçalves JL, RL Lyman, M Hockett, R Rodriguez, MV dos Santos and KL Anderson (corresponding author). | J Dairy Res 84: 496-497, 2017.
  • Pharmacokinetic analysis of thymol, carvacrol and diallyl disulfide after intramammary and topical applications in healthy organic dairy cattle.Sharon E. Mason, Keena A. E. Mullen, Kevin L. Anderson, Steven P. Washburn, James L. Yeatts & Ronald E. Baynes. | Food Additives & Contaminants: 34(5): 740-749. Part A, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2017.1285056 Published online: 14 Feb 2017.
  • Development of a HS-SPME-GC-MS/MS Method for the Quantitation of Thymol and Carvacrol in Bovine Matrices and To Determine Residue Depletion in Milk and Tissues.Sara Armorini, James E. Yeatts, Keena A. E. Mullen, Sharon E. Mason, Elmira Mehmeti, Kevin L. Anderson, Steve P. Washburn, and Ronald E. Baynes. | J Agr Food Chem 64: 7856-7865, 2016.
  • Single vs. double dose of copper oxide wire particles (COWP) for treatment of anthelmintic resistant Haemonchus contortus in weanling lambs. Schweizer NM, DM Foster, WB Knox, HJ Sylvester, KL Anderson. | J Vet Parasitol: 68-72, 2016. Final version published online: 30-SEP-2016. DOI information: 10.1016/ j.vetpar.2016.09.011.
  • Effect of 2 herbal intramammary products on milk quantity and quality compared with conventional and no dry cow therapy. Mullen KAE, KL Anderson, SP Washburn | J Dairy Sci 97(6): 3509-3522, 2014.
  • Short Communication: An in vitro assessment of the antibacterial activity of plant-derived oilsMullen, KAE, AR Lee, RL Lyman, SE Mason, SP Washburn, KL Anderson | J Dairy Sci 97: 5587-5591, 2014.
  • Comparisons of milk quality on North Carolina organic and conventional dairiesMullen, KAE, LG Sparks, RL Lyman, SP Washburn, and KL Anderson | J Dairy Sci 2013/96/6753-6762
  • Feedback-Based, System-Level Properties of Vertebrate-Microbial Interactions | PLoS ONE 2013/8(2)/e53984. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053984
  • A case of enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma in a eweMarks Stowe D, KL Anderson, JE Guy, KE Linder, CB Grindem | Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine Volume 2012/Article ID 347193/4 pages. Doi: 10.1155/2012/347193/Accepted September 5, 2012
  • A review of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in dairy cattlePinto Ferreira, J.P, M.T. Correa, R. Lyman, K.L. Anderson | The Bovine Practitioner 2012/46(1)/1-9
  • Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis in dairy heifersAnderson KL, R Lyman, K Moury, D Ray, DW Watson, MT Correa | J Dairy Sci 2012/95/4921-4913
  • Transmission of MRSA between companion animals and infected human patientsFerreira, J.P., K.L. Anderson, M.T. Correa, R. Lyman, F. Ruffin, L.B. Reller, and V.G. Fowler | PLoS One 2011/; 6(11), e26978
  • Hot topic: Milk and plasma disposition of thymol following intramammary administration of a phytoceutical mastitis treatmentMcPhee CS, Anderson KL, Yeats JL, Mason SE, Barlow BM, Baynes RE | J Dairy Sci 2011 94: 1738-1743
  • Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) between human and hamsterPinto Ferreira J, FowlerVG, Correa MT, Lyman R, Ruffin F, Anderson KL | J Clin Microbiol 2011 49(4): 1679-1680. Published online ahead of print on 16 February 2011
  • Fresh cow mastitis monitoring on day 3 postpartum and its relationship to subsequent milk productionAnderson KL, MT Correa, A Allen and RR Rodriguez | J Dairy Sci 2010/93/: 5673-5683, 2010
  • Influence of calcium (0.6 or 1.2%) and phosphorus (0.3 por 0.6%) content and ration on the formation of urolithogenic compounds in the urine of Boer-cross goats fed high-concentrate dietsFreeman SR, MH Poore, GA Young, KL Anderson | Sm Rum Res 2010/ 93/, 2010, 94-102
  • Alternatives to traditional anthelmintics to control gastrointestinal nematodes in grazing meat goatsLuginbuhl, J.M., S. Pietrosemoli, J.M. Howell, and K.L. Anderson | Arch Latinoam Prod Anim (3-4): 113-122, 2010
  • Lessons from Nigeria: the role of roads in the geo-temporal progression of avian influenza (H5N1) virusRivas AL, Chowell G, Schwager, SJ, Fasina FO, Hoogesteijn AL, Smith, SD, Bisschop SP, Anderson KL, Hyman JM | Epidemiol Infect 2010 Feb; 138(2): 192-198. Epub 2009 Aug 5
  • Proof of concept of a method that assesses the spread of microbial infections with spatially explicit and non-spatially explicit dataRivas, A. L., K.L. Anderson, R. Lyman, S.D. Smith, S.J. Schwager | Int J Health Geograph 7:58-64, 2008.
  • Multifactorial relationships between intramammary invasion by Staphylococcus aureus and bovine leukocyte markersRivas, A.L. S.J. Schwager, R.N. Gonzalez, F.W. Quimby, K.L. Anderson | Can J Vet Res 71:135-144, 2007
  • Long-term persistence of specific genetic types of mastitis-causing Staphylococcus aureus on three dairiesAnderson K.L., R.L. Lyman | J Dairy Sci 80:4551-4556, 2006
  • Genetic diversity and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles among mastitis-causing Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine milk samplesAnderson K.L., R.L. Lyman, S.M. Bodeis-Jones, D.G. White | Am J Vet Res 67(7): 1185-1191, 2006
  • Relationships between the phagocytic ability of milk macrophages and polymorphonuclear cells and somatic cell counts in uninfected cowsRivas, A.L., R. Tadevosyan, R.C. Gorewit, K.L. Anderson, R. Lyman, R.N. Gonzalez | Can J Vet Res 70(1): 68-74, 2006
  • Bilateral renal agenesis in an alpaca criaPoulsen, K.P., M.P. Gerard, K.A. Spaulding, K.A. Geissler, K.L. Anderson | Can Vet J 47(2): 159-161, 2006
  • Inactivation of penicillin G in milk using hydrogen peroxideHanway, W.H., A.P. Hansen, K.L. Anderson, R.L. Lyman, J.E. Rushing | J Dairy Sci 88: 466-469, 2005
  • Outbreak of listeriosis among Mexican immigrants as a result of consumption of illicitly produced Mexican-style cheeseMacDonald, P.D.M., R.E. Whitwam, J.D. Boggs, J.N. MacCormack, K.L. Anderson, J.W. RReardon, J.R. Saah, L.M. Graves, S.B. Hunter, J. Sobel | Clin Infec Dis 40: 677-82, 2005
  • Aflatoxin binders II: Reduction of aflatoxin M1 in milk by sequestering agents of cows consuming aflatoxin in feedDiaz, D.E., W.M. Hagler Jr., J.T. Blackwelder J.A. Eve, B.A. Hopkins, K.L. Anderson, F.T. Jones, L.W. Whitlow | Mcyopathologia 157: 233-241, 2004
  • Drug use survey and evaluation of quality assurance training for meat goat producersAnderson, K.L., C. Brownie J.M. Luginbuhl, M. Mobley | Int J Applied Res Vet Med 2(4): 261-268, 2004
  • Comparison of microbial growth inhibition assays with high-pressure liquid chromatography for detection of experimentally incurred pencillin G residues in calvesMusser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.O. Boison | Vet Ther 2(3): 136-143, 2002
  • Comparison of microbial receptor assay and liquid chromatography for determination of penicillin G and amoxicillin in milk powderAnderson K.L., R.L. Lyman, W.A. Moats, A.P. Hansen, J.E. Rushing | J AOAC Int 85(3): 546-550, 2002
  • Screening method for identification of B-lactams in bovine urine by use of liquid chromatography and a microbial inhibition test.Musser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, W.A. Moats. | Am J Vet Res 62: 326-330, 2001.
  • An HPLC method for the determination of penicillin G residues in veal calf liver tissuesBoison J.O., K. Souster, C. Drury, J.B. Musser, K. Anderson | J Liq Chromatogr Relat Technol 24(6): 881-892, 2001
  • Tissue disposition and depletion of penicillin G after oral administration with milk in unweaned dairy calvesMusser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.O Boison | J Am Vet Med Assoc 219(3): 346-350, 2001
  • Bioavailability and disposition of sodium and procaine penicillin G (benzylpenicillin ) administered orally with milk to calvesMusser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson | J Vet Pharmol Therap 24: 161-169, 2001
  • Molecular epidemiologic features and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of various ribotypes of Pseudomonas aeruginsoa isolated from humans and ruminantsRivas A.L., M. Bodis, J.L. Bruce, K.L. Anderson, R.F. Klein, R.N. Gonzalez, F.W. Quimby, C.A. Batt, D.H. Lein | Am J Vet Res 62: 864-868, 2001
  • Deep digital flexor tenotomy for treatment of severe laminities in a cowGayle J.M, G.A. Burrell, K.L. Anderson, W.R. Redding, A.T. Blikslager | J Am Vet Med Assoc 219: 644-646, 2001
  • Potential for milk containing Penicillin G or amoxicillin to cause residues in calvesMusser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.E. Rushing., W.A. Moats | J Dairy Sci 84: 126-133, 2001
  • Extralabel use of ivermectin and moxidectin in food animals.Baynes R.E., M. Payne, T. Martin-Jimenez., A.R. Abdullah., K.L. Anderson, A.I. Webb., A. Craigmill., J.E. Riviere. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 217(5): 668-671, 2000.
  • Conversion of Cephapirin to deacetylcephapirin in milk and tissues of treated animals.Moats W.A., K.L. Anderson, J.E. Rushing, S. Buckley. | J Agric Food Chem 48(2): 498-502, 2000.
  • A preliminary survey of antibiotic residues and viable bacteria in milk from three Caribbean Basin countries.Baynes, R.E., R. Lyman, K.L. Anderson, and C.F. Brownie | J Food Prot 62(2):177-180, 1999.
  • Control of gastrointestinal parasite larvae of ruminant using nitrogen fertilizer, limestone and sodium hypochlorite solutions.Howell, J.M., J-M Luginbuhl, M.J. Grice, K.L. Anderson, P. Arasu, and J.R. Flowers. | Small Ruminant Research 32:197-204, 1999
  • Using drug residue screening tests to investigate antibiotic contamination of milk.Musser, J.M.B., and K.L. Anderson. | Vet Med 94(5):474-479, 1999 (May)
  • Detection of milk antibiotic residues by use of screening tests and liquid chromatography after intramammary administration of amoxicillin or penicillin G in cows with clinical mastitis.Anderson, K.L., W.A. Moats, J.E. Rushing, and J. O'Carroll. | Am J Vet Res 59(9):1096-1100, 1998.
  • Pharmacokinetic parameters and milk concentrations of ketoprofen after administration as a single intravenous bolus dose to lactating goats.Musser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, and K.L. Tyczkowska. | J Vet Pharmacol Ther 21(5):358-363, 1998.
  • Mycoplasmal polyarthritis and septicemia in a herd of goats in North Carolina.Butler, A., K.L. Anderson, and R. Lyman. | Large Anim Pract 19(5):23-25, 1998 (November/December).
  • Evaluation of a hand-held electrical conductivity meter for detection of subclinical mastitis in cattle.Musser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, M. Caballero, D. Amaya, and J.M. Maroto-Puga. | Am J Vet Res 59(9):1087-1091, 1998.
  • Services provided by and veterinary education of small ruminant practitioners.Marshall, C.L., and K.L. Anderson. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 208:1983-1986, 1996.
  • Effect of vaccination with an Escherichia coli bacterin-toxoid on milk production in dairy cattle.Musser, J.M.B., and K.L. Anderson. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 209:1291-1293, 1996.