Jim Parkins

Biography of Jim Parkins

James Parkins
James Parkins

Jim Parkins is an animal scientist who is Professor of Animal Health at the University.

He matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1963 and graduated with an Honours BSc in Chemistry with Agricultural Chemistry in 1968. He then became a research scholar in the Veterinary Faculty and graduated with a PhD degree in 1972. He joined the staff of the Animal Husbandry Department in 1970. He was appointed to the Chair in 1995. He has been the Director of The University Farm & Reserch Centre at Cochno since 1990. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

With colleagues Gordon Hemingway and Norman Ritchie, he designed the first slow-release intra-ruminal boluses to prevent trace element mineral deficiencies in cattle. Their device was patented by the University of Glasgow and remains the only bolus that supplies a sustained dietary supplement of seven trace elements and three fat soluble vitamins required by ruminant animals. Many millions of these products have been sold wordwide.

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Jim Parkins
Animal Scientist

Born 27 July 1945.
University Link: Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1968; PhD, 1972;
Occupation categories: Animal scientist
Record last updated: 28th Apr 2010

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Jim Parkins is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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