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David E. Bartlett 

March 18, 1917 - May 16, 2014


Colorado State U. DVM. 1940. U. Minnesota. PhD. 1952

1940-1941. USDA, Bureau of Animal Industry, TB-Brucellosis Div. Oklahoma, Virginia:  Serology laboratories and field.

1941-1948. USDA, Zoological Div. National Agriculture Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland:  Research and publications on bovine venereal trichomoniasis: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatments for T.foetus  infection in bulls. 

1948-1952. U. Minnesota, Col. of Veterinary Medicine: Organized teaching program and taught reproduction related subjects to veterinary students. Research on BVT in commercial AI stud populations. Treated T.foetus infected bulls, then returned to AI service.

1953-1979. American Breeders Service: Largest, worldwide commercial AI organization. Veterinarian, VP Production (R. Prentice ownership). Responsible for maintenance of bulls, health of bulls, semen processing, quality control, instruction of inseminators and research. Worked in (+/-17) countries including South America, Caribbean, Western and Eastern Europe, Canada and Azores. Met with government officials for developing and negotiating their requirements for importation of frozen semen from the USA. Taught insemination procedures, demonstrated use of frozen semen technology and lectured on AI related subjects. Received AVMA’s Borden Award, 1970. First President of the American College of Theriogenologists, 1971-1973.

1979. Retired/Consultant: ABS (various). USAID in Azores. Revisit of AI program, WR Grace in Hawaii. Infectious disease control on shrimp farm. Australia - Feasibility of beef production on a ranch. FAO in Italy. Regulations for international import/export of frozen bovine semen. ACT David E. Bartlett Honorary Address, 1984.

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