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Kevin Anderson, DVM, PhD

Kevin Anderson

Professor, DVM: University of Minnesota
PhD: University of Illinois
MS: University of Illinois
Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy Specialty)

Phone: 919.513.6245
Fax: 919.513.6464


Research Area

Program focus: Improving the quality of milk from ruminants.

Basic research: Mastitis and milk quality in ruminant species are studied in this laboratory. This includes investigating the pathophysiology and epidemiology of mastitis as well as the detection and mitigation of antimicrobial residues in milk. Current mastitis research includes a study of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, herd data analysis, and antibiotic susceptibilities. We are participating in an investigation of a combined therapy-vaccination strategy to control and prevent Staphylococcus aureus mastitis. Current antimicrobial residue studies utilize a microbial receptor assay, HPLC, and other detection methods to measure residues and investigate alternative dispositions for antibiotic contaminated milk. The disposition of beta-lactam antibiotics in calves fed antibiotic-contaminated milk has been investigated, as well as methods to neutralize antibiotics in milk. Beta-lactam and tetracycline residues in milk after administration by several routes have been researched using microbial receptor assays and HPLC. Mastitis therapeutics have been investigated using mastitis challenge models. Additional interests focus on small ruminant and cattle health.

Selected Publications

Musser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.O. Boison: Comparison of microbial growth inhibition assays with high-pressure liquid chromatography for detection of experimentally incurred pencillin G residues in calves. Vet Ther 2(3): 136-143, 2002.

Anderson K.L., R.L. Lyman, W.A. Moats, A.P. Hansen, J.E. Rushing: Comparison of microbial receptor assay and liquid chromatography for determination of penicillin G and amoxicillin in milk powder. J AOAC Int 85(3): 546-550, 2002.

Boison J.O., K. Souster, C. Drury, J.B. Musser, K. Anderson: An HPLC method for the determination of penicillin G residues in veal calf liver tissues. J Liq Chromatogr Relat Technol 24(6): 881-892, 2001

Musser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.O Boison: Tissue disposition and depletion of penicillin G after oral administration with milk in unweaned dairy calves. J Am Vet Med Assoc 219(3): 346-350, 2001

Musser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson: Bioavailability and disposition of sodium and procaine penicillin G (benzylpenicillin ) administered orally with milk to calves. J Vet Pharmol Therap 24: 161-169, 2001.

Rivas 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: Molecular epidemiologic features and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of various ribotypes of Pseudomonas aeruginsoa isolated from humans and ruminants. Am J Vet Res 62: 864-868, 2001.

Gayle J.M, G.A. Burrell, K.L. Anderson, W.R. Redding, A.T. Blikslager: Deep digital flexor tenotomy for treatment of severe laminities in a cow. J Am Vet Med Assoc 219: 644-646, 2001.

Musser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, J.E. Rushing., W.A. Moats: Potential for milk containing Penicillin G or amoxicillin to cause residues in calves. J Dairy Sci 84: 126-133, 2001.

Musser J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, W.A. Moats: Screening method for identification of B-lactams in bovine urine by use of liquid chromatography and a microbial inhibition test. Am J Vet Res 62: 326-330, 2001.

Baynes R.E., M. Payne, T. Martin-Jimenez., A.R. Abdullah., K.L. Anderson, A.I. Webb., A. Craigmill., J.E. Riviere: Extralabel use of ivermectin and moxidectin in food animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc 217(5): 668-671, 2000.

Moats W.A., K.L. Anderson, J.E. Rushing, S. Buckley: Conversion of Cephapirin to deacetylcephapirin in milk and tissues of treated animals. J Agric Food Chem 48(2): 498-502, 2000.

Baynes, R.E., R. Lyman, K.L. Anderson, and C.F. Brownie: A preliminary survey of antibiotic residues and viable bacteria in milk from three Caribbean Basin countries. J Food Prot 62(2):177-180, 1999.

Howell, J.M., J-M Luginbuhl, M.J. Grice, K.L. Anderson, P. Arasu, and J.R. Flowers: Control of gastrointestinal parasite larvae of ruminant using nitrogen fertilizer, limestone and sodium hypochlorite solutions. Small Ruminant Research 32:197-204, 1999.

Musser, J.M.B., and K.L. Anderson: Using drug residue screening tests to investigate antibiotic contamination of milk. Vet Med 94(5):474-479, 1999 (May).

Musser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, M. Caballero, D. Amaya, and J.M. Maroto-Puga: Evaluation of a hand-held electrical conductivity meter for detection of subclinical mastitis in cattle. Am J Vet Res 59(9):1087-1091, 1998.

Anderson, K.L., W.A. Moats, J.E. Rushing, and J. O'Carroll: 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. Am J Vet Res 59(9):1096-1100, 1998.

Musser, J.M.B., K.L. Anderson, and K.L. Tyczkowska: Pharmacokinetic parameters and milk concentrations of ketoprofen after administration as a single intravenous bolus dose to lactating goats. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 21(5):358-363, 1998.

Butler, A., K.L. Anderson, and R. Lyman: Mycoplasmal polyarthritis and septicemia in a herd of goats in North Carolina. Large Anim Pract 19(5):23-25, 1998 (November/December).

Marshall, C.L., and K.L. Anderson: Services provided by and veterinary education of small ruminant practitioners. J Am Vet Med Assoc 208:1983-1986, 1996.

Musser, J.M.B., and K.L. Anderson: Effect of vaccination with an Escherichia coli bacterin-toxoid on milk production in dairy cattle. J Am Vet Med Assoc 209:1291-1293, 1996.