Norman Ritchie

Biography of Norman Ritchie

Norman Ritchie
Norman Ritchie

Norman Ritchie (1938-2014) was a Lecturer in the Department of Animal Husbandry in the Vet School from 1962-1988 and then on a part-time basis until 1991.

Ritchie studied at Hillhead High School before matriculating at the University of Glasgow to study Agriculture. He graduated with First Class Honours in Agricultural Chemistry in 1959 before going on to research for a PhD.

With colleagues Gordon Hemingway and James Parkins, he designed the first slow-release intra-ruminal boluses to prevent 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 all seven trace elements and the three fat soluble vitamins required by ruminant animals. Many millions of these products have been sold worldwide.


Norman Ritchie
Animal Scientist

Born 17 February 1938.
Died 28 October 2014.
University Link: Lecturer
GU Degree: BSc, 1959;
Occupation categories: Animal scientist
Record last updated: 29th Oct 2014

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University Roles

  • Lecturer


World Changing Achievements

Norman Ritchie is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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