David E. Anderson

Professor and Department Head - Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department

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David E Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS is a Professor and the Head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Anderson was raised in North Carolina in the small farming town of Oak Ridge. He earned a BS in Animal Science from the College of Arts and Sciences at NC State in 1988 prior to earning his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State in the spring of 1990. David completed an intensive rotating Internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia in 1991 and a Residency in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Reproduction at Kansas State University in 1994 under Dr. Guy St-Jean. While at Kansas State University, he earned a MS degree in Clinical Sciences focusing on bone physiology and fracture repair. Dr. Anderson became a board certified specialist in surgery as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995. Dr. Anderson became a Regional Director of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and a Large Animal Regent on the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He was the Founding Director of the International Camelid Institute based in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Recently, Dr. Anderson founded the International Academy of Farm Animal Surgeons and is the current Director of that organization. Dr. Anderson’s research interests include surgery, pain management, and biomaterials.

Focus Areas: Biomaterials | Biomedical Devices | Tissue Regeneration | Models for Application of Nanoparticle Scaffolds | Biomechanics

Skills and Expertise: Animals Models (rats, goats, sheep, cattle, horses, llamas, alpacas, camels) | Histomorphometry | Biomechanics (pressure mat sensing) | High Definition Thermal Imaging | Clinical Trials (animals)

Selected Publications:

Comparison of the Mechanical Characteristics of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament of Cattle and of Polymerized Caprolactam and Monofilament Nylon Loops Constructed in Parallel Strands or as Braided Ropes
A.J. Niehaus, D.E. Anderson, J.K. Johnson, and J.J. Lannutti, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 381-5, 2013.
Human Xenografts Are Not Rejected in a Naturally Occurring Immunodeficient Porcine Line: a Human Tumor Model in Pigs
M.T. Basel, S. Balivada, A.P. Beck, M.A. Kerrigan, M.M. Pyle, J.C.M. Dekkers, C.R. Wyatt, R.R.R. Rowland, DE. Anderson, S.H. Bossmann, and D.L. Troyer, BioResearch Open Access, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 63-8, 2012.
Effect of Flunixin Meglumine on the Amelioration of Lameness in an Amphotericin B Induced Transient Synovitis Arthritis Model in Dairy Steers
K.L. Schulz, D.E. Anderson, J.F. Coetzee, B.J. White, and M.D. Miesner, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 1431-8, 2011.
Effect of a Collateral Ligament Sparing Surgical Approach on Mechanical Properties of Equine Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Constructs
J.J. Bras, J.D. Lillich, W.L. Beard, David E. Anderson, L.J. Armbrust, E. Frink, and K. Lease, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 73-81, 2011.
Effects of Orthopedic Implants with a Polycaprolactone Polymer Coating Containing Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 on Osseointegration in Bones of Sheep
A.J. Niehaus, D.E. Anderson, V.F. Samii, S.E. Weisbrode, J.K. Johnson, M.S. Noon, D.L. Tomasko, and J.J. Lannutti, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 70, no. 11, pp. 1416-25, 2009.
Electrospun PCL in Vitro: a Microstructural Basis for Mechanical Property Changes
J. Johnson, A. Niehaus, S. Nichols, D. Lee, J. Koepsel, D. Anderson, and J. Lannutti, Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 467-81, 2009.
Breaking Strength And Elasticity Of Synthetic Absorbable Suture Materials Incubated In Phosphate-Buffered Saline Solution, Milk, And Milk Contaminated with Streptococcus Agalactiae
S. Nichols and D.E. Anderson, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 441-5, 2007.
Microstructural Disassembly of Calcium Phosphates
H. Wang, J.-K. Lee, A.M. Moursi, D. Anderson, P. Winnard, H. Powell, and J. Lannutti, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, vol. 68A, no. 1, pp. 61-70 , 2003.
Effects of Oral Administration of Phenylbutazone to Horses on in Vitro Articular Cartilage Metabolism
L.A. Beluche, A.L. Bertone, D.E. Anderson, and C. Rohde, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 1916-21, 2001.
Effects of Phenylbutazone on Bone Activity and Formation in Horses using a Tibial Unicortical Defect Model
C. Rohde, D.E. Anderson, A.L. Bertone, and S.E. Weisbrode, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 537-43, 2000.