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Norman Rawlings Professor Emeritus, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Academic Credentials

  • BSc, University of London, UK
  • MSc, Michigan State University
  • PhD, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Post Doc, Clemson University

Dr. Rawlings was the associate dean of research at the WCVM until his retirement in June 2010. He also supervised the endocrine service laboratory, which analyses blood and tissue samples from clinicians and researchers for reproductive and metabolic hormones. This lab is part of Prairie Diagnostic Services at the WCVM. 

Dr. Rawlings taught general endocrinology and reproduction at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, he had an active research laboratory and graduate/postdoctoral training program.

Dr. Norman Rawlings is the former associate dean of research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (2002-2010). After 35 years of service at the College, Dr. Rawlings retired on June 30, 2010.

Research Interests

Dr. Rawlings' research interests are in basic and applied aspects of the regulation of ovarian folliculogenesis in sheep and reproductive maturation in beef cattle.


Toosi BM, Seekallu SV, Rawlings NC. "Effects of the rate and duration of physiological increases in serum FSH concentrations on emergence of follicular waves in cyclic ewes." Biology of Reproduction. 83(4): 648-55. Epub July 7, 2010

Seekallu SV, Toosi BM, Grazul-Bilska AT, Rawlings NC. "Markers of ovarian antral follicular development in sheep: comparison of follicles destined to ovulate from the final or penultimate follicular wave of the estrous cycle." Reproduction. 140(4): 559-68. Epub July 15, 2010

Toosi BM, Davies KL, Seekallu SV, Ziegler AC, Barrett DM, Duggavathi R, Rawlings NC. "Ovarian follicular dominance and the induction of daily follicular waves in the ewe." Biology of Reproduction. 83(1): 122-129. Epub Mar. 24, 2010

Bagu ET, Gordon JR, Rawlings NC. "Postnatal changes in testicular concentrations of transforming growth factors-alpha and-beta 1, 2 and 3 and serum concentrations of insulin like growth factor I in bulls." Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 45(2): 348-353. Epub Jan. 21, 2009

Seekallu SV, Toosi BM, Duggavathi R, Barrett DM, Davies KL, Waldner C, Rawlings NC. "Ovarian antral follicular dynamics in sheep revisited: comparison among estrous cycles with three or four follicular waves." Theriogenology. 73(5): 670-680. Epub Jan. 19, 2010.