Biography of Elia Marius van Tonder. The biography includes information about his education and career, scientific contributions and writings, homages and distinctions. Marius van Tonder gained national (and even international) prominence for his many contributions to the small stock industry. His main field of interest was reproduction, and the diseases that affected success. His doctorate research on Actinobacillus seminis, as a cause of epididymitis in sheep rams, was extensive and groundbreaking, and is still widely quoted.
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