Andrew B. Forbes, PhD


Andrew B. Forbes, PhD – Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1971 BVM&S., Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK, 1971 MRCVS. Certified Biologist, Member of the Royal Society of Biology, 2001 – CBiol.,MRSB. Foundation Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College, 2003 – DipEVPC. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2008 – Ph.D. Past President of British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) and British Association of Veterinary Parasitology (BAVP). Seven years general veterinary practice in Scotland, southern Africa and New Zealand. Thirty five years in Animal Health Industry in technical and research roles at national, European and global levels, predominantly focused on ruminant parasitology. Currently Honorary Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow University, involved with parasitology teaching and various related research projects. Independent Veterinary Parasitologist; mentor to post-graduate students at the universities of Dublin, Glasgow and Belfast; regular CPD provider to BCVA and ad hoc to other organizations. (Co-) author of over 65 papers on ruminant parasitology in peer-reviewed journals, including several, recent practitioner-oriented reviews in Livestock. I live on a small, 6 hectare, grass farm where we have kept sheep for 20 years, so I also have a farmer’s perspective on keeping livestock and controlling parasites.

Author's Books

Parasites of Cattle and Sheep

A Practical Guide to their Biology and Control